What is it?
The Parish Council’s primary source of income is the parish precept, which is a sum of money ‘precepted’ on the principal authority – Harrogate Borough Council – who then levy on tax payers in the parish as part of the Council Tax billing.
The precept is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added onto the Council Tax bill. In the Harrogate Borough, the precept amount is divided by the number of properties in the parish that fall into council tax band D, in the same way as the Harrogate Borough Council council tax is calculated. The amount of the Parish precept per household is shown on your Council Tax bill.
Parish councils are the only local government organisation which does not have a cap in terms of how much it can increase the precept each year. Unless there are extraordinary circumstances, it is common practice for Parish Councils to increase the precept in line with inflation, if at all.
How is it set?
The precept amount is agreed by the Council following the preparation of the budget for the following year. The amount represents the difference between the expected expenditure and contributions to reserves and all sources of income (other than the precept) less any contribution from the reserves. The amount is paid by the principal authority to the Parish Council in two six monthly installments.
The following table shows the precept levied by the Parish Council in recent years.
|Financial Year||Precept||% Change|
|2000 - 2001||£925||0%|
|2001 - 2002||£1,250||35%|
|2002 - 2003||£3,050||144%|
|2003 - 2004||£3,900||28%|
|2004 - 2005||£5,000||28%|
|2005 - 2006||£5,000||0%|
|2006 - 2007||£5,258||5%|
|2007 - 2008||£5,258||0%|
|2011 - 2012||£5,318||1%|
|2012 - 2013||£5,318||0%|
|2013 - 2014||£5,318||0%|
|2014 - 2015||£5,318||0%|
|2015 - 2016||£5,318||0%|
|2016 - 2017||£5,424||2%|
|2017 - 2018||£5,532||2%|
|2018 - 2019||£5,698||3%|
|2019 - 2020||£5,830||2%|
|2020 - 2021||£6,356||9%|
You can compare the Staveley & Copgrove precept with other parish precepts in the Harrogate Borough here .
The precept applications to the principal authority since 2012-13 may be viewed below. These documents are also available in the Document Library.
Precept Applications Documents
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