Borough Insight

Council Tax to remain lower than the Surrey average

This month, your elected councillors agreed a 2.5% increase for the borough council portion of the annual council tax - the increase is equivalent to a rise of £4.95 a year for ‘band D’ properties or 9.5 pence per week.

The borough council portion of the council tax is the smallest element of the council tax, which for 2020/21 includes an increase from Surrey County Council (3.99%) and an increase from Surrey Police (3.84%).

76% of council tax goes to the county council, 14% to Surrey Police and 10% of council tax is allocated to fund all the services provided by this council.

The council tax for 2020/21 for a band D property within Epsom and Ewell will rise to £1,985.34, with the borough council receiving £203.31.

Councillor Eber Kington, chair of the Strategy & Resources committee said “Epsom & Ewell’s Council Tax will remain well below the average in Surrey. We have agreed a budget which, despite ongoing financial pressure, sees no withdrawal of the frontline services on which residents depend and that that allows us to continue to invest in in one of the best places to live and work in the country”.

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