Council Tax Summary 2021-22


Summary of our revenue budget

During 2021-22 we will spend £21.287m on services that fall into the summarised categories in the following table:

Gross Expenditure (£000)
 2021/222020/21
Parking 2,419 2,496
Planning and Economic Development 7,040 6,333
Recreation and Tourism 6,420 8,552
Environment and Health 5,336 5,496
Refuse Collection and Disposal 4,774 4,629
Housing 43,515 45,212
Other Services 7,214 4,452
Transfers to/from reserves 3,817 6,824
Total 80,53583,994
Gross Income (£000)
 2021/222020/21
Parking 3,444 4,180
Planning and Economic Development 3,551 6,165
Recreation and Tourism 1,290 1,386
Environment and Health 1,921 1,933
Refuse Collection and Disposal 1,867 1,699
Housing 40,124 41,262
Other Services 4,643 6,082
Transfers to/from reserves 0 0
Total 60,84062,707
Budget (£000)
 2021/222020/21
Parking (1,025) (1,684)
Planning and Economic Development 489 168
Recreation and Tourism 5,130 7,166
Environmental and Health 3,415 3,563
Refuse Collection and Disposal 2,907 2,930
Housing 3,391 3,950
Other Services 1,571 (1,630)
Transfers to/from reserves 3,817 6,824
Total 19,69521,287
Funded by
  2021/22 (£000) 2020/21 (£000)
Retained Business Rates 4,050 4,470
Government compensation for Business Rates reliefs 11,786 0
Collection Fund Adjustment -13,357 0
Council Tax 17,216 16,817
Total 19,695 21,287
  • The gross income figure of £60.840 million includes £43.087 million in specific grants, down from £44.349m million in 2020/21
  • Our share of Council Tax for 2021/22 will rise by £5.31 for Band D properties
  • We no longer receive any Revenue Support Grant from central government. The government allows us to retain a proportion of the business rates we collect, but this amounts to approximately 7.4% of the amounts payable by businesses. Accordingly, most of our revenue comes from Council Tax and income from our services
  • Housing includes the cost of the housing benefit system and a specific grant from the Department of Works and Pensions
  • Other services contain appropriation accounts that ensure that capital charges and pension adjustments have no effect on the Council Tax payer.

Balances

In line with good financial management practice we maintain an adequate level of balances to safeguard against unexpected events and to ensure that we are in a sound financial position to continue to provide services. The table below shows the current level of balances held.

Provisional Balance at 31st March 2020 (£000) 7,819
Net amount used in 2020/21 (£000) -105
Provisional Balance at 31st March 2021 (£000) 7,714
Net amount used in 20201/22 (£000) 0
Provisional Balance at 31st March 2022 (£000) 7,714

These are the full details for both the revenue and capital budgets for 2021/22. Printed copies are also available upon request.


Parish precepts excluding parish meeting areas:

Parish Parish Expenditure Band D Precept per Dwelling (£.p)
Barming 29,372 38.49
Bearstead 130,213 36.36
Boughton Malherbe 5,731 24.00
Boughton Monchelsea 94,894 54.00
Boxley 191,253 48.83
Bredhurst 18,151 93.80
Broomfield & Kingswood 56,696 77.46
Chart Sutton 22,500 54.15
Collier Street 17,806 54.56
Coxheath 90,000 50.76
Detling 39,726 92.90
Downswood 34,000 40.88
East Sutton 6,434 47.17
Farleigh East 69,409 105.58
Farleigh West 25,500 106.21
Harrietsham 126,259 95.47
Headcorn 218,333 123.61
Hollingbourne 27,565 57.40
Hunton 26,338 83.09
Langley 20,985 39.48
Leeds 34,489 102.71
Lenham 157,067 106.99
Linton 13,875 52.44
Loose 99,785 89.38
Marden 152,675 74.57
Nettlestead 19,753 63.58
Otham 16,632 39.12
Staplehurst 194,191 73.79
Stockbury 15,398 47.79
Sutton Valence 64,681 88.80
Teston 26,500 84.85
Tovil 20,500 35.14
Ulcombe 23,606 59.96
Yalding 69,562 67.46
Maidstone Borough - 270.90

Please contact your parish council for information about the services it provides

If you live in an area with a parish council then this sum will be charged in addition to the total shown in the Council Tax bands table for Maidstone Borough. A table showing the value of Council Tax across all bands can be found on our Banding and What to Pay page. Alternatively you can calculate the tax in the other bands by using the figures below, so for example: for Band A divide the Band D figure by 9 and multiply it by 6:

  • Band A: 6/9ths
  • Band B: 7/9ths
  • Band C: 8/9ths
  • Band D: 1
  • Band E: 11/9ths
  • Band F: 13/9ths
  • Band G: 15/9ths
  • Band H: 18/9ths

Council Tax bands 2021/22

All the information on this page shows our portion of the total Council Tax bill. The table below shows the breakdown of the total bill. (Figures in £.p)

Band Kent County Council Kent County Council Adult Social Care Maidstone Borough Council Police & Crime Commissioner for Kent Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Authority Total Council Tax (excluding parish precepts)
A 839.76 106.08 180.60 145.43 53.88 1325.75
B 979.72 123.76 210.70 169.67 62.86 1546.71
C 1119.68 141.44 240.80 193.91 71.84 1767.67
D 1259.64 159.12 270.90 218.15 80.82 1988.63
E 1539.56 194.48 331.10 266.63 98.78 2430.55
F 1819.48 229.84 391.30 315.11 116.74 2872.47
G 2099.40 265.20 451.50 363.58 134.70 3314.38
H 2519.28 318.24 541.80 436.30 161.64 3977.26

Adult social care authorities

Local authorities responsible for providing social care to adults under Part One of the Care Act 2014.

For those local authorities, Council Tax bills show two percentage changes:

  • One for the part of the overall change attributable to the adult social care precept and
  • One for the part attributable to general expenditure

The Secretary of State made an offer to adult social care authorities.

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 2021-21. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, it must be approved by the House of Commons.