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Parish Precept Frozen but bills go up

 

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Parish Precept Frozen but bills go up

The Parish Council has decided that there will be no increase in the parish precept for 2013/14. However we are now advised that with central government reform affecting Council Tax discounting the tax base (effectively the number of households who pay council tax) has been reduced. Therefore an increase to the Council Tax contributions for others is inevitable, since fewer households will now be billed. Along with a further cut this year, in excess of £10,000, by MBC to the former Concurrent Functions rural grant scheme there will be an impact upon funds available to the Village and possibly the services provided.