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Council Tax 2020/21

Council Tax funding is a significant revenue source that supports the delivery of services within Merthyr Tydfil. 

Council Tax funding is a significant revenue source that supports the delivery of services within Merthyr Tydfil. 

For the current financial year (2019/20) income from Council Tax was £29 million, which is 17.5% of our overall spending.  This was used to fund essential public services such as schools, social care, refuse collection and recycling, highway maintenance and environmental services. 

For the last 10 years, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has fought to continue to provide quality services to you our residents against a background of reduced funding form Central Government. This has resulted in budget cuts and a lack of investment in Council services, which the Council is trying to address. 

The Council is currently finalising its Budget for the next financial year (2020/21) and is seeking residents’ views in respect of an acceptable Council Tax increase.

Helpful Information

  • The Council Tax increase for the current financial year was 5.99%
  • For the next financial year, for every 1% increase in Council Tax the Council would raise £233,000 to spend on services for you, our customers
  • A 5.99% Council Tax increase for 2020/21 would mean the average Band D property in Merthyr Tydfil would pay an extra £1.83 per week
  • A 5.99% Council Tax increase for 2020/21 would provide the Council with an additional £1.39 million to spend on essential public services

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