Council Tax bill 2019 - 2020 explained

During 2019/20 we will spend about £8.2 million providing services to you, the majority of which will come from Council Tax and Business Rates rather than the Government.

This is because our government funding is being cut and means we need to save £950,000 by 2024 including £320,000 by the end of March 2020.

The overall bill is made up of up to five separate parts. As well as us, you also pay Council Tax to Worcestershire County Council, West Mercia Police, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority and, if there is one in your area, a town or parish council.

Each organisation works out how much they need to raise from Council Tax to run their services, we’re then responsible for sending out bills to households and collecting the money.

  • Just nine pence in every pound you pay in Council Tax is kept by us, to run everything from rubbish collections to supporting the local economy.
  • Read an explanation of what your Council Tax bill covers - Your Council Tax 2019/20 leaflet

Below are just some of the ways we use your money to look after and improve the district*

1.8 million rubbish and recycling collections 630 Planning applications superfast broadband to 97% of homes and businesses
More than 300 litter bins emptied every week 366 environmental crimes investigated 102 households prevented from becoming homeless
£500, 000 planned investment in Priory Park play area Won loo of the year awards Secured almost £1 million for new open space/ community facilities
Helped provide over £512, 000 worth of funding to support local businesses supporting £1m revamp of Malvern Town FC Invested an extra £15, 000 in community transport

*Figures where stated represent the period from 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 and were correct at time of print.

Detailed information on how each organisation spends its share of the Council Tax bill is also available:

Additional charge for Adult Social Care

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)

The offer is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax for financial years from the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this “precept” at an appropriate level in each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-20.

For further information on Malvern Hills District Council’s share of the Council Tax bill please contact Becky Floyd (Finance Manager)

Please note: The percentage increase shown on your 2019/20 annual council tax bill for Malvern Hills District Council is incorrect. The increase is 3.3% and not 3%. All other figures on the bill have been calculated correctly and the total amount due remains payable as shown on your annual bill. You do not need to contact us.

See our annual report later this year at for the full update.