The total amount you pay to Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) has increased by 4.99% from last year. The way that this increase is shown on your bill was decided by central Government.
The amount you pay to HCC is made up of two parts – one for general spending, and the other a ring-fenced amount, which can only be spent on providing adult social care.
For a band D property, the total HCC charge for 2016/17 was £1,186.62. This was split as £1,163.80 for general spending and £22.82 for adult social care.
For 2017/18 – this has increased by 1.99% for general spending (£23.61) and 3.0% for adult social care (£35.60). This means the total HCC charge for 2017/18 is £1,245.83.
The Government has asked us to split the HCC amount into two parts on your council tax bill so you can see how much of your payment is helping to pay for adult social care. However, it also wants us to show the increase based on the change from last year’s total charge, and rounded to one decimal place only. This is why your bill shows a change of 3.0% for the HCC Adult Social Care supplement, and a change of 2.0% for Hertfordshire County Council.
For more information about Hertfordshire County Council’s budget and spending plans, please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/counciltax.