The borough council collects council tax not only for its own purposes but also on behalf of Kent County Council, Kent Police Authority, Kent & Medway Towns Fire Authority, and parish councils. The overall requirement for council tax is as follows:
2006 / 2007
2007 / 2008
|42,327||918.72||72.3||Kent County Council||45,035||964.17||72.4|
|5,361||116.37||9.2||Kent Police Authority||5,707||122.18||9.2|
|2,737||59.40||4.7||Kent & Medway Towns Fire Authority||2,880||61.65||4.6|
|1,420||30.83||2.4||Parish Council (average)||1,496||32.04||2.4|
In 2007 / 2008, the borough council's requirement for a Band D property at £151.98 is equivalent to just under 42p per day, for the Kent County Council at £964.17 it is just over £2.64 per day, for the Kent Police Authority at £122.18 it is just over 33p per day and for the Kent & Medway Towns Fire Authority at £61.65 it is just under 17p per day.
Council tax charges 2007 / 2008 for each band, including the amount for each parish council (where appropriate).