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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

In case you have noticed a 0.4% increase in your Council Tax

The Parish Council voted NOT to increase the council tax, however some may have noticed a 0.4% difference that is due to the Castlemorton Parish precept.

Angus inquired and this is the reason:-

Good afternoon Mr Goloightly
Further to our earlier telephone conversation I can confirm the increase of 0.4% is calculated as follows :-

2010/2011    Precept £ 4,000     Taxbase   292.53  (Band D equivalent) = annual Band D charge £13.67
2011/2012    Precept  £4,000     Taxbase   291.54  (Band D equivalent) = annual Band D charge £13.72
                                                      INCREASE £0.05  = 0.4%

The % difference is calculated  £0.05 divided by £13.67 = 0.4%

The reason that the main preceptors ( County, Fire etc) show 0% is that we  supply them with the tax base figures and they then set their precept from that figure.
I hope that this information is of help in explaining the small increase per household but please let me know if I can be of further help.
Kind Regards

Mrs Jean C Mann
Shared Services Manager (Revenues and Benefits)
South Worcestershire Shared Services
Civic Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive
WR10 1 PT

I hoe this is clear to all.

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