Video: How council tax is spent


As council tax bills begin to drop through letter boxes across Cornwall, the Council has produced a short film highlighting how council tax is being used to support local communities and businesses.

New revised pages on the Council’s website have been designed to make it easier for people to see how their money is being used and how they can pay.

The new section is being supported by the film ‘Working for Cornwall’ which contains a series of stories featuring local residents and businesses showing how the money is being used on the ground.

Working for Cornwall from Cornwall Council on Vimeo.

Areas featured in the film include the support which is being provided to support businesses and improve the local economy; the positive partnership with town and parish councils; the work of the highways crews in maintaining Cornish roads and services which help protect public health and safety.

Cornwall Council leader, John Pollard, has welcomed the new approach and hopes that members of the public will watch the film and then visit the Council’s website to find out more.

“Cornwall Council will be spending £1.14 billion on delivering services to people in Cornwall over the next twelve months” he said. “I know that trying to get to grips with the detail of how such a huge amount of money is being spent can be extremely difficult.

“We hope that watching the film and seeing some of the successes their Council tax helped us to achieve last year will give people a better understanding of how we are using the money we receive to benefit Cornwall.”