Council Tax

All Council Tax queries to be directed to Central Bedfordshire Council, telephone: 0300 300 8011

Council Tax paid by Leighton-Linslade residents is based on the value of a property. Every home is subject to the Council Tax whether rented or owned and whether lived in or unoccupied.  There is one Council Tax bill for each domestic property.

The Council Tax paid by local residents includes the spending requirement for Central Bedfordshire Council,  Bedfordshire Police Authority, Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service and Leighton Linslade Town Council. The Central Bedfordshire Council is the authority responsible for collecting Council Tax on behalf of the other four authorities.

Leighton-Linslade Town Council receives no financial support from Central Government, unlike Central Bedfordshire Council; nor does it receive funding from local businesses through the Non Domestic Rate. This is collected on behalf of the government and paid back in the form of a grant to Central Bedfordshire Council.  Leighton-Linslade Town Council is funded primarily by local householders and from income generated from services such as the hire of its sports pitches.

Each year the Town Council calculates the money that it needs to raise in order to continue to provide services. From this sum it deducts the likely income raised from activities, and any transfer from reserves(if appropriate), to determine the amount that it needs to spend on the services in the year ahead. This sum is called the precept and is the amount collected on its behalf by Central Bedfordshire Council as a proportion of the total Council Tax paid by Leighton-Linslade residents.

For more information on the above or for details of Council Tax benefits and helplines please click on the following link which will direct you to Central Bedfordshire Council's Council Tax web page.