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Council tax

What is council tax and why do we pay it?

Council tax is a contribution towards the cost of providing services to all of the residents in the District.  It is not a payment for services actually received or used by the individual resident or household.

You can find out more about council tax by going to the .GOV website or by downloading a plain English guide.

The largest amount of council tax is charged by and is paid back to Essex County Council

How is council tax worked out?

More information about this can be found in the explanatory notes for all of the precepting authorities below: