Council budget and finances

The council’s 2012/13 budget and Council Tax levels for the forthcoming year were approved at City Council on February 28, 2012.

A comparison to the current year’s Council Tax is as follows:

Council Tax (Band D)2011/122012/13
City Council 1,113.671,113.67Increase of 0%
Fire47.8347.83Increase of 0%
Police99.4599.45Increase of 0%
Total1,260.951,260.95Increase of 0%
Frankley Parish Precept 42.5740.59Decrease of4.7%
Total (incl Frankley) 1,303.521,301.54Decrease of0.2%

A breakdown, on a band-by-band basis, is as follows:

BandB’hamFrankley Parish PreceptTotal (inc Precept)

The ratification of the latest budget means that for six consecutive years Birmingham City Council has increased its share of Council Tax bills below the rate of inflation.

Between 2006/07 and 2010/11, Council Tax was increased by 1.9 per cent for five years in a row.

In 2006/07 this was equal to inflation (after the Consumer Prices Index was retrospectively lowered), while for each subsequent year the increase has been below inflation.

In both 2011/12 and 2012/13, a Council Tax freeze has been approved.

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