Where your council tax goes
Your council tax helps to pay for a vast range of public services provided across Oxfordshire.
To find out more about the services provided by each organisation please click on the links below. The total money you pay each year is divided up and distributed as follows:
Oxfordshire County Council (Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue, schools, social services, libraries, the NHS, road repairs and more) – 78%.
- For more information please also see how your money is spent on county services and the county council adult social care precept.
Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (policing in the Thames Valley area) – 11%.
- For more information, please see the Police & Crime – Council Tax leaflet.
South Oxfordshire District Council (bin collections, leisure facilities, planning, environmental health, community grants, licensing and more) – 6%.
- For more information please see our page on Where your money goes and the South Oxfordshire Council Tax leaflet.
Your local town or parish council (town centres, local events, allotments and more) – 5%
The following town and parish councils have precepts of £140,000 or more and are therefore required to publish details of their expenditure:
- Goring on Thames
- Henley on Thames
- Sonning Common
These details relate to their specific areas and do not affect levels of council tax in other parts of the district.