Where your Council Tax goes

Council Tax helps pay for local services like rubbish collection, housing, policing, fire and rescue, adult social care and education. These and many other important local services are provided in your area by East Sussex County Council (ESCC), Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (SPCC), East Sussex Fire Authority (ESFA) and your local authority.

Tax charges for 2018/2019

Council Tax charges (Band D average) for the year are shown below. The amount each authority takes as a proportion is known as a precept. Each precepting authority produces information on how their share of Council Tax will be spent during the financial year. The information for each authority is set out below:

Council Tax charges (Band D average) for the year
Precepting Authority Band D property
East Sussex County Council £1,393.11
Lewes District Council £200.84
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner £165.91
East Sussex Fire Authority £91.00
Town and Parish Councils £93.39
Total £1,944.25

Special expenses

Lewes District Council introduced a system of special expenses on 01 April 2014. This means that the cost of maintaining the council's open spaces it owns and manages is paid for within the local area where the facilities are located. The special expenses charged for your area is shown on your Council Tax bill.

Lewes Council Tax booklet 2017-18

Lewes Council Tax booklet 2017-18
Summary: This booklet provides Council Tax band amounts and information on council spending.
File Size: 502KB
File Type: application/pdf
Created: 01 June 2017
Last Modified: 15 June 2017

Council Tax charges for 2018/2019

Council Tax charges (Band D average) for the year are shown below. The amount each authority takes as a proportion is known as a precept. Each precepting authority produces information on how their share of Council Tax will be spent during the financial year. The information for each authority is set out below, for further details please see the Council Tax booklet.

Council Tax charges (Band D average) for the year
Precepting Authority Band D property
East Sussex County Council £1393.11
Eastbourne Borough Council £239.67
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner £165.91
East Sussex Fire Authority £91.00
 Total £1889.69