Your Council Tax, our 7.7%

Edition: March 2024

Horsham District Council is responsible for collecting your Council Tax. Of your payments we retain 7.7% to deliver our services for residents.

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This is £3.27 a week for a Band D property. The remainder is split between West Sussex County Council, who receive 77.5%, The Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, who receive 11.4% and Parish/Neighbourhood Councils, who receive 3.4%.

Where our income comes from

Your Council Tax makes up 25% of Horsham District Council’s income. The remainder comes from:

  • fees and charges (42%)
  • treasury and commercial investment (17%)
  • government funding (6%)
  • contributions from other agencies (5%)
  • our share of Business Rates (5%)

This forms our total budget for 2024/25 of £47.0million.

Our budget is shared over the services we deliver for you:

  • Recycling, Waste and Environmental Services – £12.1million (25.7%)
  • Planning, Property, Building Control and Economic Development – £9.6million (20.5%)
  • Supporting front line services – £9.2million (19.6%)
  • Revenues and Benefits, Housing and Community Services – £7.5million (16.0%)
  • Leisure, Culture and Sustainability – £6.0million (12.8%)
  • Parking – £2.6million (5.4%)

For more information


Council Tax

Council Tax Support, discounts and exemptions are available to help people to pay their Council Tax.
You could be eligible for Council Tax Support if you have a low income or claim benefits. There are also discounts that may apply to you or someone you know, for example if you are the only adult in a property, are a carer, or in education.
You can find more information here

Free School Meals

Your child could be eligible for Free School Meals, which also means a grant for your child’s school to support their education.
If you are receive a benefit, please check if you are eligible or call Horsham’s Citizens Advice Outreach team for support on: 01903 252 699.

Are you using our self-service portal?

You can manage your Council Tax and Business Rates accounts online. You can also save time and pay securely by Direct Debit.

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