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Tags: Council Tax

Council Tax Levels for 2022-2023 - Average Parish Council Tax £74.94

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published statistical information about Council Tax levels for 2022/23.

Headline figures for town and parish councils are:

  • The average Band D precept charged by a parish council for 2022-23 will be £74.94, an increase of £3.07, or 4.3%, from 2021-22
  • Parish precepts in 2022-23 will total £655 million which is £37 million... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2022 19:24 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Council Tax, Precept

No council tax referendum principles in 2022/23 for local councils

On 16 December the secretary of state for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP, published the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2022/23 which includes the welcome confirmation of no referendum principles for local councils in 2022/23.

As you may know, NALC have continued to lobby for this including through their spending review submission and will be responding to this... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2021 14:27 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Council Tax, Precept

Council tax figures 2018-19

The average band D council tax set by local authorities in England for 2018-19 is £1,671, an increase of £81 or 5.1% on last year's figure of £1,591. This includes the parish precepts and represents the highest council tax increase since the mid 2000s.

For further information, please click here

The average band D precept charged by English parish councils in 2018-19 is £64.05,... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:17 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Council Tax, Precept

Precept Setting - Is Your Council Street Legal?

It is that time of year again; the precept and budget setting period for parish and town councils.

Each year we hear of horror stories where a council has gone into confidential session (i.e. excluded the public) to set the budget and/or precept, or even worse agreed the budget/precept over a cup of tea at the Chairman's house! Both are amongst some of the biggest no-nos in the sector.

A council's functions... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:35 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Budget, Council Tax, Precept