By Tarvin Parish Council - 2nd December 2013 6:00am
The Parish Council considered its three-year budget for the period starting April 2014 at the Council meeting last week. Overall spending is planned to increase by £2,900 (8%) between 2013/14 and 2014/15. The main reasons for the increase are:
The special projects for 2014/15 will be:
Although spending will go up by 8% it is not yet possible to say how much the PC precept, and therefore people's Council Tax, will go up to pay for this. This is because CWaC has not yet told the PC what its Council Tax base is. Since April 2013, when the government made Council Tax benefit a local (CWaC) responsibility, CWaC has been given a government grant to compensate parish councils for the effect of the change. It is not clear whether CWaC will pass on Tarvin's share of this grant to the PC in 2014/15.
The PC is of course lobbying hard for this to happen