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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  
895.29 1,044.50 1,193.72 1,342.93 1,641.36 1,939.78 2,238.22 2,685.86
ERYC - adult social care precept 67.84 79.15 90.45 101.76 124.37 146.99 169.60 203.52
Humberside Fire and Rescue
56.63 66.06 75.50 84.94 103.82 122.69 141.57 169.88
Humberside Police
148.87 173.69
198.50 223.31 272.93 322.56 372.18 446.62

What is the increase in council tax?

There are two charges for East Riding of Yorkshire Council on your bill – one charge is for general services and the other is a separate charge called the adult social care precept.

In 2019/20, our council tax charge has increased by a total of 2.99 percent compared to 2018/19.  This increase is for general council services, there has been no increase to the adult social care precept this year.

The council has charged an adult social care precept on council tax of 2 percent in 2016-17, 3 percent in 2017-18 and 3 percent in 2018-19.  The amount for the adult social care precept on your 2019-20 council tax bill is the cumulative charge made since 2016-17.  The council is required by Government to show the adult social care precept in this way.  This charge funds 13% of the council’s adult social care budget in 2019/20.

For 2019/20, the Secretary of State has set the percentage that council tax can be increased without a referendum as 4.99 percent. Two percent for adult social care and 2.99 percent 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 2018/19 
  • how the increase for general services is calculated
  • the subtotals for general services and adult social care in 2019/20
  • 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 
(£) 
2018/19 totals  







ERYC - general amount  
1 867.33 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  
2 67.84 79.15 90.45 101.76 124.37 146.99 169.60 203.52
Total charge 
3 935.17 1,091.03 1,246.89 1,402.75 1,714.47 2,026.20 2,337.92 2,805.50










2019/20 Increases 









Total Increase
(equals row 3 x 2.99 per cent)
4 27.96 32.62 37.28 41.94 51.26 60.57 69.90 83.88

                 
                 
2019/20 totals








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

895.29 1,044.50 1,193.72 1,342.93 1,641.36 1,939.78 2,238.22 2,685.86
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 2019/20
(equals row 3 + row 6)
  963.13 1,123.65 1,284.17 1,444.69 1,765.73 2,086.77 2,407.82 2,889.38


 

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.

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)

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)

Bridlington town council precept (pdf 186kb)

Driffield town council precept (pdf 124kb)

Elloughton cum Brough  town council precept (pdf 26kb)

Goole town council precept  (pdf 473kb)

Hedon town council precept (pdf 381kb)

Hessle town council precept (pdf 129kb)

Hornsea town council precept (pdf 119kb)

Howden town council precept (pdf 25kb)

Market Weighton town council precept (pdf 471kb)

Pocklington town council precept (pdf 48kb)

Withernsea town council precept (pdf 82kb)

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)

Beverley Special Expenses (pdf 59kb)

Bridlington Special Expenses (pdf 62kb)

Burton Pidsea Special Expenses (pdf 53kb)

Cottingham Special Expenses (pdf 67kb)

Driffield Special Expenses (pdf 54kb)

Hessle Special Expenses (pdf 43kb)

Hook Special Expenses (pdf 61kb)

Kirk Ella and West Ella Special Expenses (pdf 58kb)

Molescroft Special Expenses (pdf 62kb)

Snaith & Cowick Special Expenses (pdf 71kb)

Woodmansey Special Expenses (pdf 54kb)

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 Yorkshire region of the Environment Agency has responsibility for flood defence along main rivers and flood defence and the maintenance of the river system in the catchments of the River Severn and River Trent.

The levies on East Riding of Yorkshire Council in 2019/20 total £0.196m, compared to £0.192m in 2018/19

The gross expenditure and levies of the two regions are detailed in the tables below. 

Midlands and Trent region

Income and expenditure 2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 46,438,000
74,586,000 28,148,000
Levy requirement for all areas 2,054,000 2,095,000 41,000
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 144
146 2

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
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 80,211,000
123,053,000 42,842,000
Levy requirement for all areas 2,468,000
2,529,000 61,000
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 191,842
196,109 4,267

Changes between the years reflects the impact of the Government Spending Review and the national prioritisation of capital projects.

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.

Further information can be found on the NEIFCA website (external website)

Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 1,200,310 1,224,320 24,010
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council
266,709 272,044 5,335

Administrative and financial functions are undertaken by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council – one of the member authorities.

Hull and Goole Port Health Authority

The Hull & Goole Port Health Authority is a Joint Board local authority partnership originally constituted as the Hull & Goole Port Sanitary Authority on 11 June 1887 by virtue of a Statutory Instrument (Port Order) by Parliament.

Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 386,125 406,530 20,405
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council
34,425 35,114 689

Internal drainage boards (IDB)

An internal drainage board (IDB) is a type of operating authority which is established in areas of special drainage need in England and Wales with permissive powers to undertake work to secure clean water drainage and water level management within drainage districts. The area of an IDB is not determined by county or council boundaries, but by water catchment areas within a given region.

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
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 1,094,685 1,144,815 50,130
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 328,937 338,822 9,885
Foss IDB

The Boards income of rates and levies has a small increase to cover increasing costs of providing the Boards maintenance programme.

Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 653,443 701,743 48,300
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
15,374 15,836 462

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
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 103,975 107,203 3,228
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
470
509 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
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 1,243,745 1,187,989 -55,756
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council   26,858 27,547 689
Goole Fields District Drainage Board
Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 27,661 31,843 4,182
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
5,490 5,490 None
Goole and Airmyn substation 1 and 2
Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 217,508 206,345 -11,163
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
253,084 253,084 None

Aire, Don and Ouse Consortium of Drainage Boards

The following IDBs are managed by the Aire, Don and Ouse Consortium of Drainage Boards and further information can be found by emailing adoc@eastriding.gov.uk

Cowick and Snaith
Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 72,637 90,670 18,033
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council   50,871 67,308 16,437
Dempster
Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 34,818 36,381 1,563
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
20,696 24,576 3,880
Rawcliffe
Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20 
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 78,433 76,803 -1,630
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
58,569 63,933 5,364
Reedness and Swinefleet
Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 75,267 88,601 13,334
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council   20,484 27,844 7,360

Isle of Axholme and North Nottinghamshire

This Internal Drainage Board is now managed by the the Ouse and Humber Drainage Board. This year some adjustments have been made in the rate calculation to account for agricultural land moving into non-agricultural use. For more information please visit www.adoc.org.uk

Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 1,649,609 2,101,356 451,747
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
7,991 9,657 1,666

South Holderness IDB

More information about this IDB is available by emailing info@southholdernessidb.co.uk

Income and expenditure
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 187,350 201,890 14,540
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
55,741 57,358 1,617

Amount of surplus allocated to reserves 2018/2019 reduced from budget by £11,896.86. Current reserves are inadequate for likely risk of tidal inundation at Sand Le Mere, Easington, Welwick and Stone Creek. Increase in Administration costs as a result of three major planning applications in this area, and the increase was agreed unanimously by the board. 

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
2018/19
(£)
2019/20
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 2,765,890 1,781,572 -984,318
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council
651,386 677,688 26,302

The Ouse and Humber Drainage Board manages land drainage and river systems that benefit around 20% of East Yorkshire. For more information please visit www.ohdb.org.uk

Thorntree

The board confirmed an increase of the rate in the £ from 12.7 pence to 13 pence, which was approved at the Board meeting on 15 January 2019. 

Income and expenditure
2018/19  
(£)
2019/20 
(£)
Increase or 
decrease (-)
Gross expenditure 17,040 17,400 360
Levy requirement for East Riding of Yorkshire Council   2,280 2,333 53

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)

When will I receive my 2019/20 annual council tax bill?

The council tax charge for 2019/20 was agreed at full council on 20 February 2019. Council tax bills for the new financial year will be dated 8 March 2019 and sent from then onwards. Bills are issued based on your payment date rather than your location so households in the same area may receive their bills on different dates. If you have not received your bill by 22 March 2019 please contact us to let us know.  If you have notified us of any changes in the weeks running up to 21 February 2019 we may not have updated your account yet. You will still receive the annual bill and an amended bill will be issued as soon as possible.

Additional Information

The reverse of your council tax bill, has various information about how to pay, and make changes to your council tax account online:

Reverse of your council tax bill (pdf 132kb opens in new window)

Are there any changes in council tax discounts in 2019/20?

At present East Riding of Yorkshire Council charge a 50% empty home premium on properties that have been unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for two years or more. The council tax payer has to pay 150% of the council tax charge. 

From 1 April 2019, the council has determined that properties that have been unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for two years or more will be subject to a 100% premium. This means that the council tax payer will have to pay 200% of the council tax charge and the council is currently writing to the property owners who will be affected by the changes.

The legislation that has enabled this is Pursuant to Section 11b of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended by the Local Government Finance Act 2012 and Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018.