Adult Social Care Precept

What is the Adult Social Care precept?

In 2016/17 the government introduced the Adults Social Care Precept, which allowed Councils that provide social care to adults to increase their share of Council Tax by up to an extra 2%.

The government announced that for 3 years from 2017/18 to 2019/20 Councils would be allowed to increase this by up to 3%. However the total increase over 3 years could not exceed 6%.

We (Telford & Wrekin Council) took the decision to increase the Adults Social Care Precept each year by 2%.

The income generated from this charge is ring-fenced, meaning it can only be used for Adult Social Care services.

How do we ensure this precept is spent on Adult Social Care?

As part of the process of setting our budget the Chief Finance Officer is required to confirm in writing to Central Government that we will use the income generated from the Adult Social Care precept. The budget for Adult Social Care must increase from what it would otherwise have been to least the amount raised from this precept.

In 2019/20 the Adult Social Care precept will raise the Council a total of £4.876m. View more information on the Adult Social Care services that we provide.

Last updated: 10.58am on Thursday 28 November 2019