What your Council Tax is used for

Your Council Tax is used to fund variety of local services, including:

  • education
  • fire services
  • police services
  • roads
  • libraries
  • rubbish collection
  • planning

The total amount you pay is made up of charges for:

  • Adur District Council or Worthing Borough Council (depending on which area your property is in)
  • West Sussex County Council
  • the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC)

In addition:

  • if you live in an area with a parish council there is an extra charge for services they provide, these are called parish precepts and apply to Lancing and Sompting.
  • for some residents in Adur there is an extra charge for maintaining recreation grounds and community buildings
  • these are called special expenses, and apply to Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick and Coombes

Expenditure information:

See also:

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) expenditure:

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) expenditure:

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Page last updated: 27 February 2023

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