See what Council Tax pays for
The Council Tax you pay goes towards the cost of providing a wide range of services for the people of Rotherham.
- Parks, open spaces and galleries
- Leisure facilities, including swimming pools and recreation centres
- Social care for the elderly, children and other vulnerable members of the community
- Support for the voluntary sector
- Planning and building control
- Refuse collection, street cleaning and other environmental issues
- Maintenance of roads and bridges
- Traffic management and road safety
- Parking services and control
- Elections, registrars of births, marriages and deaths
- Cemeteries, crematoria and mortuary services
- Consumer protection
- Economic development and regeneration
- Community development services
- Housing Benefits and Council Tax administration
- Youth services
Your Council Tax does not pay for schools and other educational services for children.
These get paid for by the government through the Dedicated Schools Grant.
In 2017-18 we expect to raise £95,152,347 through Council Tax.
This is 17 percent of the Council’s gross revenue expenditure of £553.14 million.
This excludes housing, which is not paid for through your Council Tax.
Including housing, the Council’s total gross revenue expenditure will be £637.70 million.