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Banding and charges

Information about the council tax banding and charges for properties in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

What are council tax valuation bands?

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.

Council tax valuation bands
Valuation band Values as at 1 April 1991 (£)
A Up to 40,000
B 40,001 - 52,000
C 52,001 - 68,000
D 68,001 - 88,000
E 88,001 - 120,000
F 120,001 - 160,000
G 160,001 - 320,000
H More than 320,000

Find our your valuation band

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.

How is council tax calculated?

The exact amount of council tax you pay depends on:

  • the council tax band for your property
  • the amount we need to raise from council tax to provide council services to the people of East Riding of Yorkshire, including a separate amount for adult social care
  • how much we are asked to collect on behalf of Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue and your local town or parish council (where relevant)
  • any special expenses for services we provide that would normally be provided by a town or parish council

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

Council tax summary
Service Band A
(£)
Band B
(£)
Band C
(£)
Band D
(£)
Band E
(£)
Band F
(£)
Band G
(£)
Band H
(£)
ERYC - general services  
867.33 1,011.88 1,156.44 1,300.99 1,590.10 1,879.21 2,168.32 2,601.98
ERYC - adult social care precept 67.84 79.15 90.45 101.76 124.37 146.99 169.60 203.52
Humberside Police
132.88 155.03 177.17 199.32 243.61 287.91 332.20 398.64
Humberside Fire and Rescue
55.01 64.17
73.34 82.51 100.85 119.18 137.52 165.02

What is the increase in council tax?

In 2018/19, our council tax charge has increased by 5.99 per cent compared to 2017/18.

This increase is made up of a 2.99 per cent increase for general services plus a three per cent rise for adult social care services.

The Council has charged an adult social care precept on council tax of 2 per cent in 2016-17, 3 per cent in 2017-18 and 3 per cent in 2018-19.  The amount for the adult social care precept on your 2018-19 council tax bill is the cumulative charge made since 2016-17, however the percentage increase shown on the bill of 3 per cent relates to 2018-19 only.  The Council are required by Government to present the adult social care amount and percentage increase in this way.  This is the reason why the adult social care precept on your 2018-19 bill may seem higher than expected.

The Secretary of State has set the percentage that council tax can be increased without a referendum as 5.99 per cent. Three per cent for adult social care and 2.99 per cent for general spending.  This means we do not need to hold a referendum.

The table below shows for each council tax band:

  • the East Riding of Yorkshire council charges for general services and adult social care in 2017/18 
  • how the increases for general services and adult social care are calculated
  • the subtotals for general services and adult social care in 2018/19
  • the total amount of council tax payable for each band (excluding police, fire and rescue and town and parish council precepts)
Council tax increases
Item Row Band A 
(£)
Band B 
(£) 
Band C 
(£) 
Band D 
(£) 
Band E 
(£) 
Band F 
(£) 
Band G 
(£) 
Band H 
(£) 
2017/18 totals  







ERYC - general amount  
1 840.94 981.10 1,121.25 1,261.41 1,541.72 1,822.04 2,102.35 2,522.82
ERYC - adult social care precept  
2 41.37 48.26 55.17 62.06 75.86 89.64 103.43 124.12
Total charge in 2017-18
3 882.31 1,029.36 1,176.42 1,323.47 1,617.58 1,911.68 2,205.78 2,646.94










2018/19 Increases 









General increase 
(equals row 3 x 2.99 per cent)
4 26.39 30.78 35.19 39.58 48.38 57.17 65.97 79.16
Adult social care precept 
(equals row 3 x 3 per cent)
5 26.47 30.89 35.28 39.70 48.51 57.35 66.17 79.40
Total EYRC increase 
(equals row 3 x 5.99 per cent)
6 52.86 61.67 70.47 79.28 96.89 114.52 132.14 158.56










2018/19 totals








ERYC - general amount 
(equals row 1 + row 4)

867.33 1,011.88 1,156.44 1,300.99 1,590.10 1,879.21 2,168.32 2,601.98
ERYC - adult social care precept 
(equals row 2 + row 5)
  67.84 79.15 90.45 101.76 124.37 146.99 169.60 203.52
Total charge in 2018-19
(equals row 3 + row 6)
  935.17 1,091.03 1,246.89 1,402.75 1,714.47 2,026.20 2,337.92 2,805.50


How Humberside Police and Fire and Rescue have increased

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. 

 

Example of increases - Band D property
Average band D council tax 2017/18
(£)
2018/19
(£)
Change 
(£)
Change 
(%)
East Riding of Yorkshire Council 1,323.47 1,402.75 79.28 5.99%
Humberside Fire and Rescue 
80.15
82.51
2.36
2.94%
Humberside Police 
187.33
199.32
11.99
 6.40%
Total average band D council tax (excluding parish and special expenses) 
1,590.95 1,684.58 93.63   5.89%

What is the adult social care precept?

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.

Adult social care precept increase

The increase in the adult social care precept follows the central government ruling that allows local authorities to raise up to 3% specifically for adult social care in any single year, subject to a maximum of 6% over a three year period. 

Statement concerning adult social care funding

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.

What are precepts and special expenses?

Police, fire and rescue

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)

Town and parish councils

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

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, see below:

Anlaby with Anlaby Common Special Expenses (pdf 68kb opens in new window)

Beverley Special Expenses (pdf 59kb opens in new window)

Bridlington Special Expenses (pdf 62kb opens in new window)

Burton Pidsea Special Expenses (pdf 53kb opens in new window)

Cottingham Special Expenses (pdf 67kb opens in new window)

Driffield Special Expenses (pdf 54kb opens in new window)

Hessle Special Expenses (pdf 43kb opens in new window)

Hook Special Expenses (pdf 61kb opens in new window)

Kirk Ella & West Ella Special Expenses (pdf 58kb opens in new window)

Molescroft Special Expenses (pdf 62kb opens in new window)

Snaith & Cowick Special Expenses (pdf 71kb opens in new window)

Woodmansey Special Expenses (pdf 54kb opens in new window)

What are levies?

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.

Environment Agency levies

The money requested from us in 2018/19 is £0.192m in total. In 2017/18 it was £0.188m. 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. 

Midlands and Trent region

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. 

Income and expenditure 2017/18
(£)
2018/19
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 46,057,000
47,439,000 1,382,000
Levy requirement for all areas 2,014,000
2,054,000 40,000
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 143
144 1

Yorkshire region

The Yorkshire region of the Environmental Agency has responsibility for flood defence along main rivers and sea defence in the Yorkshire region.

Income and expenditure
2017/18
(£)
2018/19
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 72,596,000
112,223,000 39,627,000
Levy requirement for all areas 2,407,000
2,468,000 61,000
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 187,514
191,842 4,328

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NEIFCA)

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.

Income and expenditure
2017/18
(£)
2018/19
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 1,162,310 1,200,310 38,000
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council
258,266 266,709 8,443

Hull and Goole Port Health Authority

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. 

Income and expenditure
2017/18
(£)
2018/19
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 370,332 386,125 15,793
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council
34,425 34,425 None

Internal drainage boards (IDB)

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 and Foss IDB

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.

Beverley and North Holderness IDB

There is a small increase to the levy charge to cover the IDB's maintenance programme.

Income and expenditure
2017/18
(£)
2018/19
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 992,868 1,094,685 101,817
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 320,608 328,937 8,329
Foss IDB

There is a small increase to cover the increased programme of watercourse maintenance works following the floods last year.

Income and expenditure
2017/18
(£)
2018/19 
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 726,313 653,443 -72,870
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
14,923 15,374 451

Shire Group of IDBs

The following IDBs are managed by the Shire Group of IDBs:

Shire Group of IDBs (external website)

Black Drain Drainage Board
Income and expenditure
2017/18  
(£)
2018/19
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 98.926 103.975 5.049
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
431 470 39
Danvm Drainage Commissioners

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.

Income and expenditure
2017/18 
(£)
2018/19 
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 1,170,299 1,243,745 73,446
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council   26,170 26,858 688
Goole Fields District Drainage Board
Income and expenditure
2017/18
(£)
2018/19 
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 27,177 27,661 484
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
5,490 5,490 None
Goole and Airmyn substation 1 and 2
Income and expenditure
2017/18
(£)
2018/19  
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 211,172 217,508 6,336
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
247,919 253,084 5,165

Aire, Don and Ouse Consortium of Drainage Boards

The following IDBs are managed by the Aire, Done and Ouse Consortium of Drainage Boards.

Cowick and Snaith
Income and expenditure
2017/18  
(£)
2018/19  
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 72,633 72,637 4
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council   50,871 50,871 None
Dempster
Income and expenditure
2017/18 
(£)
2018/19 
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 34,768 34,818 50
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
20,696 20,696 None
Rawcliffe
Income and expenditure
2017/18  
(£)
2018/19 
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 81,433 78,433 -3,000
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
57,421 58,569 1,148
Reedness and Swinefleet
Income and expenditure
2017/18  
(£)
2018/19  
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 56,517 75,267 18,750
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council   20,484 20,484 None

Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire

There is an increase of two per cent to cover rising costs, mainly fuel and electricity charges.

Income and expenditure
2017/18  
(£)
2018/19  
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 1,262,307 1,649,609 387,302
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
7,834 7,991 157

South Holderness IDB

Income and expenditure
2017/18  
(£)
2018/19  
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 159,090 187,350 28,260
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
54,381 55,741 1,360

Ouse and Humber Drainage Board

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.

Income and expenditure
2017/18  
(£)
2018/19 
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 4,672,925 2,765,890 -1,907,035
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council
633,503 651,386 17,883

Thorntree

Income and expenditure
2017/18  
(£)
2018/19 
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 16,772 17,040 268
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council   2,244 2,280 36

How much is my council tax?

If you know the band that your property is in, you can check to see how much the council tax is for your property using the filter below:

You can also view the charges for all the areas in East Riding in the document below:

Council tax charges  - What you pay at a glance (pdf 79kb link opens in new window)