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How your Council Tax is spent

The Council Tax bill sent to you by us is made up of charges from three organisations:

  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Authority

If you live in an area with a parish council, the Council Tax charged by the parish council is also included in your bill. Your bill shows how much you pay to each organisation.

Council Tax provides part of the money needed by each of these organisations to provide services to local communities, such as schools, policing, helping elderly or vulnerable people, taking care of parks and open spaces, getting rid of rubbish and keeping streets clean.  

Details of the budgets of:

  • Bedford Borough Council;
  • the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire; and 
  • Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Authority

where available can be found at the links shown below.

Bedford Borough Council

2017/2018 - Bedford Borough

2016/2017 - Bedford Borough 

2014/2015 - Bedford Borough (PDF)

2013/2014 - Bedford Borough (PDF) 

The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire

2017/2018 - Police and Crime Commissioner

2016/2017 - Police and Crime Commissioner

2015/2016 - Police and Crime Commissioner (PDF)

2014/2015 - Police and Crime Commissioner (PDF)

2013/2014 - Police and Crime Commissioner (PDF) 

Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Authority

2017/2018 - Fire and Rescue Authority (PDF) 

2016/2017 - Fire and Rescue Authority 

2015/2016 - Fire and Rescue Authority (PDF) 

2014/2015 - Fire and Rescue Authority (PDF)  

2013/2014 - Fire and Rescue Authority (PDF)