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.
The table below shows:
It does not include any amounts for precepts or special expenses, which are shown on your bill separately.
The banding for your property is detailed on your council tax bill. You can use the council tax band checker on the GOV.UK website:
GOV.UK council tax band checker (external website)
The Secretary of State has set the percentage that council tax can be increased without a referendum as five per cent. Three per cent is for adult social care and two per cent is for other spending.
We have increased our charges to East Riding residents by 4.99 per cent. Three per cent of this is for adult social care costs. This means we do not need to hold a referendum.
The table below shows for each band the:
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.
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)