Your Council Tax Guide

Adult Social Care Precept 2022/23

  • The Secretary of State made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)
  • The offer was the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its Council Tax without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting its expenditure on adult social care from the financial year 2016-17. It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons.
  • Councils that did not fully apply the Social Care precept of up to 3% for 2021/22, can apply any unused increase in 2022/23. As the Council applied 1% of the Social Care precept in 2021/22, the Council can increase its Social Care precept by a further 2% for 2022/23.
  • In addition, social care authorities will be able to increase their Council Tax by up to 1%, specifically for a 2022/23 Adult Social Care Precept.
  • In 2022/23 there is a 4.5% increase in the Rotherham Council element of Council Tax, comprising a 1.5% increase in the basic rate of Council Tax and a 3% Adult Social Care Precept.