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How your Council Tax is spent

Although we collect Council Tax, we only retain around 16 per cent of it. The remainder is passed on to Lincolnshire County Council and the Police Authority. 


71p from each £1 will go to Lincolnshire County Council 

To pay for services such as education, social services, waste disposal, libraries and fire and rescue.


13p from each £1 collected will go to Lincolnshire Police

To pay for the policing services.


16p of every £1 goes to the City of Lincoln Council 

To pay for services such as refuse collection, markets, recycling, planning, street cleaning, public health, business growth, parks and leisure facilities and pollution control.


We have a set General Fund budget requirement of £14.3 million to maintain services and meet priorities. 

Further information on how your Council Tax is spent can be found in our 2018/19 Council Tax guide.