Budget 2024/25

What is happening?

Every year, various public bodies around the UK set their upcoming budget for the financial year. The financial year runs April to March each year.

In Newtown, the public bodies concerned are Powys County Council, Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn.

All of these three bodies are elected by you. They all have the power to charge you, via council tax, for the services they provide.


What is Council Tax?

Council Tax is levied on every property in the UK. It is made up of a property element and personal element. In Wales, houses are valued and placed into 9 bands by the Valuation Office Agency.

The amount you pay is decided by the three organisations which have the power to charge - Powys County Council, Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner.


How does it affect me?

Two bodies have now approved their billing amount for April 2024 onwards. See below the table showing the current and likely rises for the financial year 2024/25.

Body Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H Band I
Powys County Council £1,016.29 £1,185.67 £1,354.93 £1,524.45 £1,863.22 £2,201.98 £2,540.74 £3,048.91 £3,557.05
Town Council £119.47 £139.38 £159.30 £179.21 £219.03 £258.85 £298.67 £358.42 £418.15
Police £208.43 £243.17 £277.88 £312.65 £382.13 £451.60 £521.08 £625.30 £729.52
Total £1,344.20 £1,568.23 £1,792.10 £2,016.31 £2,464.38 £2,912.44 £3,360.51 £4,032.63 £4,704.72

Body Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H Band I
Powys County Council
Proposed
£1,092.51 £1,274.60 £1,456.55 £1,638.78 £2,002.95 £2,367.12 £2,731.29 £3,277.57 £3,823.82
Town Council
Approved
£132.66 £154.77 £176.86 £198.99 £243.21 £287.43 £331.65 £397.98 £464.31
Police
Approved
£221.35 £258.24 £295.11 £332.03 £405.81 £479.60 £553.38 £664.06 £774.74
Total
Proposed
£1,446.52 £1,687.61 £1,928.52 £2,169.80 £2,651.98 £3,134.15 £3,616.32 £4,339.61 £5,062.87


These tables will be updated once decisions are approved by the relevant bodies.


How did your elected officials vote?

We split who voted for what out into organisations - please pick the relevant one below.

Powys County Council

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Cllr Adam Kennerly

Newtown Llanllwchaiarn North

For

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Cllr Peter Lewington

Newtown Llanllwchaiarn West

Against

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Cllr Joy Jones

Newtown East

Against

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Cllr David Selby

Newtown Central

For

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Cllr Kelly Healy

Newtown Central

For

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council

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Cllr Mike Childs

Newtown Llanllwchaiarn West

For

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Cllr Peter Lewington

Newtown Llanllwchaiarn West

For

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Cllr Margaret Lewington

Newtown Llanllwchaiarn West

For

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Cllr Tracy Owen

Newtown Llanllwchaiarn North

For

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Cllr Rex Shayler

Newtown Llanllwchaiarn North

Absent

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Cllr Lee Menzel

Newtown Llanllwchaiarn North

For

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Cllr Val Howard

Newtown East

For

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Cllr John Byrne

Newtown East

For

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Cllr Chris Jones

Newtown East

For

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Cllr David Selby

Newtown Central

For

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Cllr Richard White

Newtown Central

Absent

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Cllr Rupert Taylor

Newtown Central

For

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Cllr Jack Griffin Lewis

Newtown Central

Absent

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Cllr Richard Edwards

Newtown South

For

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Cllr Jackie Molloy-Davies

Newtown South

Absent

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Cllr Darryl Gwilt

Newtown South

For


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