Council Tax

What we spend and how we spend it.


SERVICE 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
Corporate Management £74,657 £66,566 £90,251.01 £79,713.56
Braunstone Civic Centre £141,533 £127,841 £109,634.61 £119,223.24
Thorpe Astley Centre £65,474 £65,842 £55,449.26 £62,005.76
Parks & Open Spaces £132,952 £143,781 £175,780.45 £183,896.16
Community Development £75,110 £102,602 £85,577.34 £91,059.30
Plans & Environment £25,601 £20,958 £28,334.33 £32,554.97
TOTAL          £463,046 £527,590 £545,027 £568,453
Council Tax Support            £52,046 £49,786 £49,374 £48,897
Precept Requirement £463,281 £477,804 £495,653 £519,556

NOTE: The Band D Council Tax Payment is calculated by dividing the NET REQUIREMENT by the Scaled Tax Base figure.

The Scaled Tax Base is calculated by Blaby District Council each year. The Tax Base represents the number of Band D dwellings within the Town adjusted for the following items

* Exemptions

* Discounts

* New Properties

* The Collection Rate Percentage

With effect from the 2013/14 financial year the Government made some changes to the way the Council Tax Base is calculated. Previously benefit claimants received Council Tax Benefit i.e they did not pay any council tax. From 1st April 2013 this benefit is to be given as a reduction in Council Tax payable and is treated as a discount. This in effect reduces the Council Tax Base which is used to calculate what everyone pays in Council Tax each year.


Customer Services Shop

Braunstone Civic Centre
Braunstone Town,
Leicester, LE3 2PP
Tel: 0116-2890045
Fax: 0116 2824785
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Our Community Centres

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Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
Tel: 0116-2890045. 
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Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, 
Leicester, LE3 3RU. 
Tel: 0116-2890704

DATA PROTECTION: by contacting us you agree to Braunstone Town Council collecting and processing your personal data to deal with your enquiry, booking or service request.  

Business Hours

Customer Service Shop
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm   (Closed on Public Holidays) 
Council Tax Payment 
Mon-Thu: 9.00am to 5.00pm  (Closed on Public Holidays)  
Fri: 9.00am to 4.30pm (Closed on Public Holidays)  
Braunstone Town Council Offices
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm (Closed on Public Holidays) 
Braunstone Civic Centre
Available for Hirings
Mon-Sat: 9am to 11pm
Sun: 9am to 10:30pm 
Thorpe Astley Community Centre
Available for Hirings 
Mon-Thu: 8am to 11pm 
Fri-Sat: 8am to 12 midnight
Sun: 9am to 10:30pm