Part of your council tax goes towards the police, fire and rescue, waste disposal and transport services for Greater Manchester. These amounts are called 'Greater Manchester precepts and levies'.
You can read more about:
- your council tax contribution to local policing (external site).
- your council tax contribution to the fire and rescue service (external site).
- your council tax contribution to waste disposal (external site).
The largest part of your council tax is for Council-run services: looking after the young and old, and providing the day-to-day services such as collecting the bins, running parks and libraries, and looking after roads, pavements and street lighting.
See a list of local services that your council tax helps to pay for.