Parish Council Precepts

Parish councils are funded by a small part of the Council Tax known as the parish precept.

How the precept is calculated

Each parish council forecasts how much money it is going to need the following year. This is then divided by the number of nominal band D properties in the parish. In Settle there are 1098.98 nominal band D properties for year 2018/19. This is calculated from the number of properties in each tax band. As an example,

100 band A properties is multiplied by 0.67 the banding ration for band A properties, has a nominal band D of 67 properties.

100 band H properties is multiplied by 2 the banding ration for band H properties, has a nominal band D of 200 properties.

How the precept has been calculated is show here Settle Precept Calculation 2018-19.

The table below shows how the money will be spent.

Settle Town Council 2017/18 2018/19
EXPENDITURE
Administration 8,500 8,500
Park and Open Spaces 15,750 16,500
Market 4,500 4,500
Grants 6,500 6,500
Mayor’s Allowance and Mileage 200 200
Audit fees 1,100 1,500
Street Lighting 20,000 20,000
Utilities 8,500 8,755
Christmas Tree 450 400
Equipment & Clothing 500 500
Elections 250 2,000
Insurance 2,060 2,060
Parking Disc Scheme 0 5,000
Training & Subscriptions 1,500 2,000
Cemetery 500 500
Salaries 48,000 49,500
IT 1,000 2,000
Waste Management 2,000 2,000
Miscellaneous 3,500 3,000
Net requirement 124,810 135,615
2% of Precept for Settle Area Swimming Pool 0 1991
INCOME
Allotments 3,100 4,080
Precept 93,910 101,526
Cemetery 2,300 3,000
VAT Refund 7,000 9,000
Market 18,500 18,500
Disc Sponsorship 0 1,500

The Precept has been set at £101,526 for 2018-19.

Following Settle’s first Community Poll. 2% of the precept £1991 has been ring fenced for Settle Swimming Pool.