Setting and calculating Council Tax
Council tax levels are set in February each year by full council. Following budget setting, the council is required to publish certain information about council tax when it issues your bill.
Council Tax explained
For further information on:
- who has to pay council tax
- how your council tax is calculated
- local council tax support
Please visit Council Tax explained.
Your Council Tax Bill
The presentation on council tax bills, including how the percentage increases are shown, is required by Government legislation and the total amount will include precepts from four organisations:
- The Isle of Wight Council.
- The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire.
- The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.
- The Town, Parish or Community council relevant to your area.
The council tax increase for the Isle of Wight Council is calculated using our total amount of council tax. For example: the main ‘Isle of Wight Council’ line plus the ‘Adult social care precept’ line.
The worked example below sets out the calculations. The amounts used in the example below are for a Band D property. The calculations for other bands can be found in the 'calculation of precept increases' document below.
Isle of Wight Council’s total 2022/23 council tax = £1,731.15
£1,731.15 is the sum of the main council line (£1,521.72) plus the adult social care precept line (£209.43)
Plus: Increase for all council services 2023/24 = £51.84 (2.99%)
Plus: Increase specifically for adult social care 2023/24 = £34.62 (2%)
Equals: Isle of Wight Council’s total 2023/24 council tax = £1,817.61
This is broken into two lines on bills. £244.05 is shown on the adult social care precept line (£209.43 plus £34.62), with the remainder (£1,573.56) shown on the main council line.
We are also required to publish the following notices which provide further information about your council tax bill:
- Council tax banding notice (PDF, 147KB, 1 page).
- Council tax calculation (PDF, 106KB, 3 pages).
- Council tax valuation bandings (PDF, 311KB, 4 pages).
- Council tax town, parish and community council precepts (PDF, 163KB, 1 page)
- Calculation of precept increases (PDF, 77KB, 1 page).
Report fraudulent claimants
If you know someone who is fraudulently claiming Housing Benefit please call the Department of Works and Pensions hotline 0800 854440. Your call will be dealt with confidentially.
Or you can report in writing by post to: NBFH, PO Box 224, PR1 1GP.
Some of the information on this page links back to our council website (iow.gov.uk)