Published: Thursday, 18th July 2019
A recent government table shows Broadland District Council has a council tax collection rate of 99%, a figure that puts the council top in Norfolk and 12th nationally out of 326 billing authorities.
The council collects nearly £80 million, funding vital local services such as the Norfolk Constabulary, Norfolk Fire and Rescue, recycling services as well as local town and parish councils.
This is the second successive year the council has had a tax collection rate of 99%. Last year this percentage saw the council come 14th nationally.
Cllr Trudy Mancini-Boyle, Portfolio Holder for Finance at Broadland District Council said:
“We are extremely proud of these recent figures. They clearly demonstrate the council’s dedication to helping residents pay the right amount of tax, using the best method for them is paying off. We would also like to thank residents for their role in ensuring their details are up to date and everyone is paying their fair share.”
Part of this success could be down to the council encouraging tax payers to receive their bill by email. Receiving your bill this way helps the council be more environmentally friendly and helps to save money for other vital services. In fact, nearly 14,000 households out of 58,000 in Broadland now receive their bills electronically.
The council recently ran a competition automatically entering everyone who has signed for e-billing into a draw to win an iPad. The winner, Mr McCallum, was delighted to collect his prize last week.
The council are always happy to offer help and advice on different ways of paying your council tax and offer a range of ways to pay and to access bills.
To let the council know about a change in your circumstances or to find a more convenient way of paying your council tax, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 430600.