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What your Council Tax is used for | Birmingham City Council

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What your Council Tax is used for

Find out how the council spends your council tax bill, Budget for Birmingham: Council Tax help and information booklet 2020 to 2021

You can see the Non domestic rates and information notes booklet for 2020 to 2021

Part of your council tax goes towards the police, fire and rescue, transport services and the West Midlands Combined Authority for Birmingham.

See how the fire and rescue service spends your council tax money.

See how the police spends your council tax money.

Read about information on West Midlands Combined Authority budget 2020 to 2021

Adult social care precept

Birmingham City Council has added a precept of 2% to Council Tax bills to help it meet the cost of providing adult social care. Further details can be found in the Budget for Birmingham document.

Sutton Coldfield precept

Following a postal consultative ballot in the summer of 2015, Birmingham City Council passed a resolution on 15 September 2015 to establish a parish council for the parliamentary constituency of Sutton Coldfield . An additional amount (known as a precept) is added to the annual Council Tax bill for properties within the area of the parish council. The amount will vary depending on the valuation band of the property. Further details can be found in the Budget for Birmingham document.