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Budgets and Precepts

WHAT IS A PARISH PRECEPT? The parish precept is the annual part of the overall Council Tax that is claimed from the district council by a parish council.

HOW DOES SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL DECIDE THE AMOUNT TO CLAIM FOR ITS ANNUAL PRECEPT? Sedlescombe Parish Council has adopted the following process:

CAN I SEE A COPY OF RECENT BUDGET?

2016-17 2013-14 Budget

HOW MUCH HAS THE SEDLESCOMBE PRECEPT BEEN IN RECENT YEARS?

2016-17 £45,054
2015-16 £42,479
2014-15 £42,295
2013-14 £41,000
2012-13 £33,500
2011-12 £31,500
2010-11 £31,500
2009-10 £31,500
2008-09 £29,000
2007-08 £28,270
2006-07 £28,270

The precept is received from Rother District Council, the precepting authority, in two parts, in April and in September.

HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY TOWARDS PARISH COUNCIL EXPENSES? Each property in a parish is banded A-H depending on the amount of money that could be obtained from renting it on the open market. Depending on the band allocated to a property, the proportion of the tax base for the parish that is due from that property is calculated as follows:

A 6/9
B 7/9
C 8/9
D 1
E 11/9
F 13/9
G 15/9
H 2

Properties in Band D are liable for parish Council Tax calculated by taking the Council Tax Base figure - calculated by Rother District Council - and dividing this number into the precept claimed by the Parish Council. Properties in Council Tax bands other than D are liable to pay tax in the proportions detailed in the table above.

Updated 13-Jun-16