Update on your Council Tax for 2024 - 2025

Posted on: Monday, March 11, 2024

For most people in Newark and Sherwood, your Council Tax is made up of five main parts.

1. The main bulk, 73.3%, is set by Nottinghamshire County Council and it has set its increase for 2024 – 2025 at 4.84%.

2. The next portion, 11.4%, of your Council Tax goes to the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner which has set its increase at 4.8%.

3. Nottinghamshire Fire Service receive 3.7% of your Council Tax and it has set its increase at 2.95%.

The remaining 11.6% is split between your local Parish or Town Council and us, the District Council.

4. On average across, your local Parish or Town Council receive 3.7% of the Council tax you pay, and on average their increase will be 6.6%.

5. The final portion of the Council Tax you pay, 7.9%, comes to us, Newark and Sherwood District Council. This year the increase to our portion of your Council Tax is 2.99%.

You will be able to see a breakdown of this in Table A.

Our increase equates to an additional £5.66 a year on a band D property. Around 84.5% of properties in Newark and Sherwood are band D and below so the impact for most people will be less than 2p per day. For properties in band C and below, which equates to 73.2% of the district, the increase will be £5.03 and below.

Proportionally the amount of Council Tax we will receive as a district will go down compared to the previous year.  In 2023 – 2024 we received 8.0p of every pound of Council Tax you pay.  In 2024 – 2025 we will receive 7.9p of every pound of Council Tax paid.

Councillor Paul Peacock, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council explains, “We don’t want to increase our portion of your Council Tax. We know the cost-of-living crisis is affecting everyone and we, unfortunately, are no different.  All our services are costing more money to run than they ever have done.  It costs more to collect bins, more to manage and pay a number of benefits to our residents, more to maintain our award-winning parks, more to run a planning service, more to support all our local businesses and residents across the whole district in everything we do. 

“And while we don’t want to increase our portion of your Council Tax, it is our responsibility to ensure that there is enough money available to us to deliver these vital services which we know residents both want and need. The increase will ensure we can do so while keeping costs as low as possible.  It would be irresponsible of us not to plan properly given that we have seen so many Councils up and down the UK face financial difficulties.  We don’t want to end up in a position where we have to cut services or can’t support our residents when they need help.  Failure to plan properly now could see Council Tax rises in the future head well into double figures as we have seen elsewhere in the UK.  

“Newark and Sherwood District Council receives around £6m less in funding from Central Government than it did in 2010 but our services have grown, and our demand increased.  What cost £1 two years ago, now costs £1.19.  To put this into context our fixed costs (utilities, wages and fuel) will cost £1.1m more in 2024 – 2025 than in 2023 – 2024.

“In the last 9 months, however, despite this we have achieved great things and are committing to do more.  We have committed to delivering our new Community Plan, leading on flood alleviation proposals for Newark and Sherwood, continuing to reduce ASB and opening Alexander Lodge ahead of schedule.  We have submitted our Development Plan for examination, began rolling out our kerbside glass recycling service, firmly planted the green agenda in all that we deliver, scaled up support for businesses and much much more.

“There has never been more demand on our services, we will have more bin collection rounds than ever before and we are administering more grants than ever before, but we remain committed to ensuring we can deliver our services, helping those who need us the most.  I am really proud of what our Council delivers and I know that if anyone needs our support, we will be there to do all that we possibly can and that is incredibly important.” 

Further information about your Council Tax is available on our website at www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/counciltax

Table A: breakdown of how much of your Council Tax each organisation receives.


How much does each organisation receive of your Council Tax

How much has each organisation increase its Council Tax this year?

How much in every £ did each organisation get in 2023 / 2024

How much in every £ will each organisation get in 2024 / 2025

Nottinghamshire County Council





Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner





Nottinghamshire Fire Service





Local Town or Parish Council

3.7% (on average)

6.6% (on average)

3.6p (on average)

3.7p (on average)

Newark and Sherwood District Council