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What your council tax pays for

For a detailed breakdown of spending on Medway Council Services we have produced a leaflet called
Your 2016/17 council tax leaflet (pdf 1.5Mb).

Your council tax pays for more than 140 services, that include:Council tax booklet 2016/17

  • Services for children
  • Housing (including benefit payments)
  • Adult social services
  • Leisure and cultural services
  • Public health
  • Adult social services
  • Community safety
  • Economic development
  • Highways and public transport
  • Libraries
  • Planning services
  • Street cleaning and parking
  • Trading standards
  • Waste and recycling
  • Police Services (delivered by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner) 
  • Fire and Rescue Services (delivered by Kent & Medway Fire and Rescue Authority)


For further financial information including spending by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner visit the Kent Police website

For further financial information including spending by Kent & Medway Fire and Rescue Authority visit the KRFS website.