The Secretary of State made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly.)
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 It was originally made in respect of the financial years up to and including 2019-20. If the Secretary of State chooses to renew this offer in respect of a particular financial year, this is subject to the approval of the House of Commons.
Calculations shown on your Council Tax bill
Overall for 2023/24, Kent County Council (KCC) has increased its Council Tax element by 4.9951% (5% to two decimal places). This equates to £72.99 on a Band D property.
Total KCC precept amount for 2022/23 (£1,287.99 + £173.25) £1,461.24
x 2.9995% = £43.83 (KCC increase)
x 1.9956% = £29.16 (Adult social care increase)
Total KCC precept amount for 2023/24 is £1,331.82 + £202.41 = £1534.23
The overall increase of £72.99 for 2023/24 includes an increase for Adult Social Care. This amount is £29.16 and equates to 1.9956% of £1,461.24 (2.0% to two decimal places). The remaining part is for general functions. This amount is £43.83 and equates to 2.9995% of £1,461.24 (2.0% to 2 decimal places).
For more information, visit the Kent County Council website.