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Council Tax: York

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much on average has been charged in respect of band D council tax in City of York in each year since 2002-03 expressed in (a) cash terms and (b) constant prices; (322092)

(2) which local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber had a lower average band D council tax than City of York in each year since 2002-03; and what the level of band D council tax was in each of those authorities in each such year.

Details of the authorities in the Yorkshire and the Humber region that had a lower average Band D council tax than York in each year since 2002-03, and the level of Band D council tax (in £) in each of those years, is shown in the following table. Also shown in the table is the average Band D council tax (in £) in York in the same period expressed in (a) cash terms and (b) in real terms at April 2009 prices.

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

West Yorkshire combined fire authority

30

39

42

44

46

48

50

51

South Yorkshire combined fire authority

41

44

47

49

51

54

56

58

North Yorkshire combined fire authority

51

53

54

56

59

61

Humberside combined fire authority

61

64

67

70

74

77

Hambleton

74

82

89

96

100

106

113

117

West Yorkshire police authority

76

89

102

107

112

118

124

127

South Yorkshire police authority

74

94

103

108

113

119

125

129

Humberside police authority

95

113

130

136

142

150

156

162

Craven

142

154

160

168

176

183

184

192

North Yorkshire police authority

89

156

172

176

180

185

193

199

Selby

156

163

168

174

178

185

192

200

Ryedale

166

169

176

182

187

194

202

208

Richmondshire

163

172

180

191

193

198

203

208

Scarborough

154

168

183

191

198

206

215

222

Harrogate

159

172

185

193

202

215

220

228

North Yorkshire

733

817

817

857

899

944

988

1,027

York (cash)

785

832

856

899

948

990

1,037

1,071

York (at April 2009 prices)

945

971

975

992

1,021

1,020

1,025

1,071

The data are not strictly comparable as (a) not all authorities were in existence in all years and (b) responsibilities and functions vary between authorities.

The data are collected on the annual budget requirement (BR) forms submitted to Communities and Local Government by all billing and precepting authorities in England.