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Your Council Tax Bill Explained

This page will help you to understand your annual council tax bill. Council Tax Charges Enquiries Leaflet - see links in documents below.

Below is an example of a Rushcliffe council tax bill.

You can find a key to understand each numbered section of the bill beneath the image.


 Please find below the information that will appear on your bill, and is referenced in the sample bill above.

  1. The financial year your council tax bill relates to.
  2. The address which the property relates to (if different to the postal address).
  3. Your council tax billing number.
  4. The valuation band assigned to the property.
  5. The changes from last year’s council tax amounts.
  6. The AllPay barcode. Used for paying your bill at the Post Office or an AllPay outlet.
  7. Explanation of the increase of the adult social care element for Nottinghamshire County Council.
    The calculation for the increase of the adult social care element of the Nottinghamshire County Council’s precept is determined in accordance with The Council Tax (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. These amended regulations were designed to ensure consistency across all local authorities in how the precepts were displayed on the demand notice. The figures below show how the figure has been calculated, which relate to a band D property:

    The following figures relate to the charges for a Band D property.

  8. In 2023/24, the charges were:

    Main precept                          £1,493.71
    Adult social care element        £229.95
    Total charge                           £1,723.66

    For 2024/25, Nottinghamshire County Council has determined to increase their main precept by 2.84% and their adult social care element by 2.0%.

    The main precept has increased by 2.84% (note - this is displayed on the bill as 2.8% as we must display percentage increases only to one decimal place):

    2023/24 total charge              £1,723.66
    2.84% increase                      £48.95

    The adult social care element has increased by 2.0%:

    2023/24 total charge              £1,723.66
    2.0% increase                        £34.47

    Therefore the revised charge for 2024/25 is:

    Main precept                          £1,493.71 + £48.95 =  £1,542.66
    Adult social care                     £229.95 + £34.47 = £264.42
    Total                                     £1,723.66 + £83.42 = £1,807.08
    Should you wish to query the level of the increase you will need to contact Nottinghamshire County Council directly.

  9. The period your council tax bill relates to.
  10. The total council tax amount due after any discounts, exemptions and reductions have been applied.
  11. Your payment method and instalment dates and amounts. If it says Direct Debit, instalments will be taken automatically from your bank account. How to pay your council tax.

    If you have any questions regarding your bill then you can contact our Customer Services department by calling 0115 981 9911 or by emailing


Do it online

If you wish to tell us about changes in your council tax address you can use this form. You can also register your account to view some of the council services online. To register for council tax complete the online form.

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