At a meeting of the Parish Council held on the 12th December 2017 it was agreed to set the precept, for the proportion of Council Tax payable to the Parish Council, at a figure of £275,009 for 2018/19. As Hassocks Parish has a tax base of 3,364.9 band D equivalent properties, this means that the Parish precept of a Band D property will be £81.73 per year an increase of £25.35 per year or just under 49p per week.
The Precept for Hassocks Parish is a small proportion of your total Council Tax Bill and this increase adds around 1.5% to the total bill. In fact despite increasing costs the Parish Precept (at Band D) last year (2017/18) was only 69p higher than in 2013/14.
So why the need to make this increase – Well there are several reasons why Council had to grasp the nettle and put future finances on a firm footing:
Taking action now will ensure that the Parish Council is in a strong financial position
and able to operate much more effectively on behalf of our community into the future as well as continuing to provide and improve the range of activities, facilities and services to the community.
Please click here to view the agenda for the Parish Council meeting held on 12 December 2017. This agenda includes the background papers considered by Members to determine the precept for 2018/19.