How your Council Tax is used
Your Council Tax bill
In 2015-2016 we will spend £663 million on public services for the 276,080 residents of Sunderland.
Your Council Tax helps to pay towards this
Your Council Tax helps to pay towards services that keep children and vulnerable adults safe and healthy, recreation and leisure, refuse collection and disposal, environmental health, highways and so much more to help develop the city.
Where the money will come from in 2015-2016
The council provides a wide range of services including schools, caring for the elderly, collecting rubbish and providing leisure facilities.
Where the money will be spent on services in 2015-2016
The chart and table on this page show what the council plans to spend on its services in 2015-2016.
What you pay
The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on the value of your home. More valuable properties pay more Council Tax.
The major issues in setting the 2015-2016 budget
The budget takes account of the continued significant grant reductions from central government and the increase in costs to provide council services.
Cost per head of population
This table shows the total cost to each person in Sunderland of services provided by the council and Precepting Authorities.
Budget information, levies and precepts
Your Council Tax bill is made up of a number of elements besides the council's Council Tax Requirement.