Parish Council Keeps Costs Down
The Parish Council has kept the increase in the Precept (their part of the Council Tax) to 2%. For most people this will mean an increase of under £2 for the year.
This year the Parish Council has lost income of £15,900 because Rushcliffe Borough Council stopped the transition grant relating to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme. This would have meant a 6% increase in the precept even before inflation.
Parish Council Chairman, Allen Wood said “The Parish Council has done really well to keep the increase low, especially with the loss of income from Rushcliffe. We have brought the budget back into balance with only a minimal effect on services.
“This has been possible largely because of the efficiency savings that have been made over the past few years by cutting costs in gas, electricity, banking, photocopying and rates.
“I must congratulate the staff who have put in a lot of work to make these savings.”