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Local Government Finance Settlement to include a proposal to cap Parish Council Precept increases at 2%

Any Parish Council wishing to impose an increase greater than 2% would need to undertake a costly referendum.  EALC explained that if this new rule is put in place, it would have a potentially severe impact on Parish Councils and could significantly restrict the activities they could afford to undertake, and the support they might be able to offer to local projects.  The meeting on 30th September agreed that a formal response objecting to the proposal would be sent on behalf of ERP.  Members are also encouraged to make their own representations.
More information can be found at http://www.ealc.gov.uk/home/ and the consultation can be completed at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/583WBQL 

The survey closes on Friday 28th October

For further reading the following documents are available to download:

Press Release .pdf

EALC AGM Motion.pdf

Draft Local Government Finance Settlement.pdf