Information about the council tax banding and charges for properties in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Domestic properties are put into one of eight bands (A-H) depending on the price they would have sold for in April 1991. Even if the property did not exist then, it is valued on what it would have been worth.
The council tax bill for your property is based on which property band your home is in.
Use the council tax band checker on GOV.UK website to find out the council tax band for your property:
GOV.UK council tax band checker (external website)
The banding for your property is also shown on your council tax bill.
The exact amount of council tax you pay depends on:
The table below shows how much of your council tax goes to the council, Humberside Police and Humberside Fire and Rescue. It also shows a separate amount taken for adult social care.
It does not include any amounts for town or council parish precepts or special expenses.
In 2017-18, our council tax charge has increased by 4.99 per cent compared to 2016-17.
This increase is made up of a 1.99 per cent increase for general services plus a three per cent rise for adult social care services.
The Secretary of State has set the percentage that council tax can be increased without a referendum as 4.99 per cent. Three per cent for adult social care and 1.99 per cent for general spending. This means we do not need to hold a referendum.
The table below shows for each council tax band:
For this example we use amounts for a band A property.
First we calculate how much 1.99 per cent is of the total we charged for council services last year (2016-17), that's £840.38 times by 1.99 per cent which is £16.72.
Then we add last year’s general services charge of £824.22 to the 1.99 per cent increase amount of £16.72.
So the total charge for this year’s (2017-18) general services is £840.94
First we calculate how much three per cent is of the total we charged for council services last year (2016-17). That's £840.38 times by three per cent which is £25.21.
Then we add last year’s adult social care charge of £16.16 to the three per cent increase of £25.21.
So the total charge for this year’s (2017-18) adult social care precept is £41.37.
The table below shows this year's charges to band D properties made by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Humberside Fire and Rescue Authority, and Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner and compares them to last year. Every band has the same percentage increase.
Adult social care provides care for older and vulnerable people (such as people with a learning or physical disability) in their own homes, or in a residential or nursing care home.
The government recognises that due to the numbers of people living longer with conditions that require some assistance with daily living, the cost of providing adult social care across the UK is rising.
To help local authorities, like us, generate funds to pay for adult social care, the government introduced an additional council tax charge in 2016-17. This is called the ‘adult social care precept’ and must be shown as a separate amount on your council tax bill.
The government has offered us the opportunity to increase the adult social care element of council tax by six per cent over the next three financial years, but by no more than three per cent each year.
We have accepted this offer and increased the adult social care precept by three per cent for 2017-18.
The Secretary of State for 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 of 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 more information on how the Adult Social Care precept is used please see the document below:
How the adult social care precept is used (pdf 1300kb link opens in new window)
Your council tax bill includes a charge for police, fire and rescue services. We are required to collect this on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside and Humberside Fire and Rescue. You can find out how much of your council tax money is required to provide their services and how the money will be spent in their precept leaflets:
Humberside Police precept (357kb link opens in new window)
Humberside Fire and Rescue precept (external website)
Each town or parish council provides a different level of service based on the individual requirements of the area it serves. This means they are responsible for setting their own budgets and each year they make a request to us to include a charge for their services in your council tax bill.
This charge is known as a 'precept' and the precept for the town or parish council you live in is shown as a separate item on your bill.
Town or parish councils that have a budget of £140,000 or more must provide us with detailed budget information and how they are going to spend it. You can access this information below:
Beverley town council precept (pdf 238kb link opens in new window)
Bridlington town council precept (pdf 186kb link opens in new window)
Driffield town council precept (pdf 124kb link opens in new window)
Elloughton cum Brough town council precept (pdf 26kb link opens in new window)
Goole town council precept (pdf 473kb link opens in new window)
Hedon town council precept (pdf 381kb link opens in new window)
Hessle town council precept (pdf 129kb link opens in new window)
Hornsea town council precept (pdf 119kb link opens in new window)
Howden town council precept (pdf 25kb link opens in new window)
Market Weighton town council precept (pdf 471kb link opens in new window)
Pocklington town council precept (pdf 48kb link opens in new window)
Withernsea town council precept (pdf 82kb link opens in new window)
To find out more about the precepts above, or find out about town or parish councils with a budget less than £140,000, please contact the relevant town or parish clerk.
Use our parish finder to find town or parish council contact details.
Special expenses are charges for services we provide, such as maintenance of parks, open spaces and closed churchyards, which in other areas of the East Riding are provided by town and parish councils. If you want to find out about the special expenses relevant to the area you live in, please contact us.
The Environmental Agency, Hull and Goole Port Health Authority and Internal Drainage Boards can request money from us for the services they provide in a financial year. This is known as a 'levy'.
Levies are included in your council tax charge but are not detailed separately on your council tax bill.
The money requested from us in 2017/18 is £0.188m in total. In 2016/17 it was £0.175m. This change reflects the impact of the government spending review and the national prioritisation of capital projects.
The gross expenditure and levies of the two regions are detailed in the tables below.
The Midlands region of the Environmental Agency has responsibility for flood defence and the maintenance of the river system in the catchments of the River Severn and the River Trent.
The Yorkshire region of the Environmental Agency has responsibility for flood defence along main rivers and sea defence in the Yorkshire region.
The North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NEIFCA) is responsible for managing and conserving marine resources between the River Tyne and North East Lincolnshire.
The authority is made up of 10 local authorities that have part of England's coast within their area, plus members of the Marine Management Organisation, the Environment Agency and Natural England. The total membership of the authority is 30.
The Hull and Goole Port Authority is a joint board local authority partnership formed to protect public, animal and environmental health. It is funded by Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council.
Internal drainage boards have been set up in specific areas of England and Wales where there is an additional need to manage water levels and secure clean water drainage. The area of an IDB is decided by water catchment areas in a region, rather than county or council boundaries.
Beverley and North Holderness IDB and Foss IDB are managed by the York Consortium of Drainage Boards:
York Consortium Drainage Boards (external website)
Refer to the tables below for their gross expenditure and levy requirements.
There is a small increase to the levy charge to cover the IDB's maintenance programme.
There is a small increase to cover the increased programme of watercourse maintenance works following the floods last year.
The following IDBs are managed by the Shire Group of IDBs:
Shire Group of IDBs (external website)
There is a significant increase to the levy charge this year due to a large quantity of developed land being removed from rating and transferred to special levy.
The following IDBs are managed by the Aire, Done and Ouse Consortium of Drainage Boards.
There is an increase of two per cent to cover rising costs, mainly fuel and electricity charges.
The Ouse and Humber Drainage Board provides effective drainage for more than 200 square miles of the East Riding. It maintains 275 miles of watercourse and 17 pumping stations. Over the next two years, it is investing more than £4.3 million in new flood defence schemes to reduce flood risk for more than 7000 East Riding residents.
If you know the band that your property is in, you can check to see how much the council tax is for your property in the document below:
Council tax charges 2017/18 - What you pay at a glance (pdf 79kb link opens in new window)