What do your rates pay for?Your rates are made up of the district rate and the regional rate.
District rateThe district rate is fixed annually by each council and the rate will vary from council to council. Income from the district rate is used to meet the costs of providing a range of services.
We provide a range of council services such as:
- bin collections and recycling
- leisure centres
- council venues
- street cleaning
- economic indicatives
- building control.
Regional rateThe regional rate is set by central government.
Income from the regional rate is used to meet the costs of providing services like:
- personal social services