How council tax is spent

How much do I pay?

See Council tax charges for charges that apply for 2019-2020.

You pay your council tax to Wycombe District Council and this money is shared with other local service providers (known as preceptors):

  • Buckinghamshire County Council: 75.1 per cent
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley Area: 10.6 per cent
  • Wycombe District Council: 8.0 per cent
  • Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire Authority: 3.7 per cent
  • Parish and town councils (average) 2.6 per cent; the charges for parish and town councils vary according to local needs

The table provides details of the total council tax for each area of the district across all the different bands.

Parish area Precept 2018 to 2019  Band D charge 2018 to 2019  Precept 2019 to 2020 Band D Charge 2019 to 2020
Bledlow-cum-Saunderton £18,147 £15.02  £18,216  £15.02
Bradenham £7,140 £30.83  £7,290  £31.21
Chepping Wycombe £354,159 £55.20  £354,429  £55.20
Downley £98,012 £49.66  £104,035  £52.43
Ellesborough £18,636 £42.26  £18,000 £41.01
Fawley (Parish Meeting) £0 £0  £0  £0
Great & Little Hampden £3,148 £19.16  £6,150  £37.24
Great & Little Kimble cum Marsh £44,999 £91.29  £41,515  £84.01
Great Marlow £12,363 £17.18  £12,730  £17.52
Hambleden £31,997 £37.94  £32,000  £37.86
Hazlemere £284,860 £71.19  £291,549  £72.61
Hedsor (Parish Meeting) £0 £0  £0  £0
High Wycombe Town – Special Expenses £381,306 £16.82  £274,324  £11.82
High Wycombe Town – Charter Trustee £60,755 £2.68  £62,199  £2.68
Hughenden £211,613 £52.99  £211,624  £53.12
Ibstone £7,000 £47.96  £7,000  £47.88
Lacey Green £25,974 £20.79 £25,774  £20.67
Lane End £151,962 £106.75  £165,000  £115.27
Little Marlow £50,457 £62.99  £52,283  £64.94
Longwick-cum-Ilmer £27,553 £40.35  £28,225  £40.34
Marlow Bottom £38,000 £24.96  £38,000 £24.95
Marlow Town £342,020 £51.24  £347,768  £51.24
Medmenham £19,800 £38.26  £22,000  £42.03
Piddington & Wheeler End £22,249 £83.66  £23,250  £87.45
Princes Risborough £354,151 £99.87  £378,211  £101.85
Radnage £27,650 £71.87  £29,032  £75.39
Stokenchurch £79,197 £40.50  £79,200  £40.72
Turville £5,500 £25.23  £6,000  £27.53
West Wycombe - Parish Council £43,000 £78.77  £43,500  £79.37
West Wycombe - Special Expenses £3,200 £5.86  £7,000  £12.77
Wooburn and Bourne End £348,985 £73.19  £348,992  £71.07

Parish and town council budgets

Details of parish and town councils that have budgets greater than £140,000 for 2019 to 2020 are as follows:

Budget requirements of parish and town councils spending over £140,000
2018 to 2019   2019 to 2020
Gross cost  Gross income Net cost  Parish/town council (or equivalent) Gross cost  Gross income*  Net cost 
£396,468 £42,305 £354,163 Chepping Wycombe TBC TBC TBC
TBC TBC TBC Hazlemere TBC TBC TBC
£559,000 £139,300 £419,700 High Wycombe Special Expenses TBC TBC TBC
£249,733 £37,438 £211,613 Hughenden TBC TBC TBC
£471,940 £121,103 £342,019 Marlow Town TBC TBC TBC
£598,826 £244,675 £354,151 Princes Risborough TBC TBC TBC
£387,383 £38,391 £348,992 Wooburn and Bourne End TBC TBC TBC

*Gross income includes council tax reduction scheme income and use of working balances.

For further details of parish/town council services see:

Our income and spending

Next financial year, 2019-2020, people living in an average Band D home in Wycombe District will pay £136.99 a year.

2019/2020 budget summary by portfolio holder
 Portfolio holder  Net approved budget 2018/2019 Movements Net budget 2019/2020
Community £2,029,000 £246,000 £2,275
Youth £78,000 - £78,000
Economic Development and Regeneration -£4,930,000 £434,000 -£4,496,000
Environment £5,472,000 -£1,074,000 £4,398,000
Housing £1,898,000 £57,000 £1,955,000
Digital Development and Customer Service £5,364,000 £253,000 £5,617,000
Strategy and Communications £3,231,000 £1,203,000 £4,434,000
Planning £1,492,000 -£428,000 £1,064,000
Finance and Resources £2,396,000 £3,560,000 £5,956,000
Net cost of services £17,030,000 £4,252,000 £21,282,000
       
Interest receipt -£539,000 -£390,000 -£929,000
Capital financing charges -£2,193,000 £176,000 -£2,017,000
Net movement to/(from) earmarked reserves -£587,000 -£1,449,000 -£2,036,000
Revenue contribution to capital outlay £685,000 -£25,000 £660,000
Payment to parishes £94,000 -£94,000 -
Corporate items -£2,540,000 -£1,782,000 -£4,322,000
Net budget requirement £14,490,000 £2,471,000 £16,961,000
       
Funded by:      
Collection fund surplus -£261,000 £122,000 -£139,000
Business rates -£3,225,000 -£2,595,000 -£5,820,000
Revenue support grant -£117,000 £117,000 -
New home bonus -£1,560,000 £25,000 -£1,535,000
Net expenditure before council tax £9,327,000 £140,000 £9,467,000
       
Council tax base £68,084 £1,021 £69,105
Council tax band D £137 £0 £137
Demand on collection fund -£9,327,000 -£140,000 -£9,467,000

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