Budgets and finance
Setting the Council Tax
Most of the council’s net revenue expenditure is paid for by government grants. The remainder is raised through council tax and locally retained business rates.
The level of council tax is determined by the scale of the council’s spending plans (budget), the amount of grant received from the government and the size and makeup of the housing stock (known as the council tax tax-base).
We then add the amounts that Merseyside Police Authority and the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service determine as their own precepts.
The council has set a Council Tax requirement of £147.2 million for 2016/17.
We have taken into account the general purpose government support of £174 million and locally retained business rates of £95 million.
We have set our own share of the total council tax for a band D property at £1439.77 which is an increase of 3.99% compared to 2015/16. This includes a 2% adult social care precept.
The Merseyside Police Authority and the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have set a council tax for a band D property at £162.80 (1.95% increase from 2015/16) and £72.89 (1.99% increase from 2015/16).
The total band D council tax set for Liverpool will therefore be £1,675.46 which is an increase of 3.70% compared to 2015/16.