The Parish Precept

The primary source of income for most Parish Councils come from the precept, which is a local tax collected by District Councils on behalf of the Parish.

This money is required to run the Council and pay to maintain and improve the facilities, activities and services that local Parish Councils provide and is normally the operational cost difference between expected expenditure and income in any one year. A proportion of this money is prudently held in reserve for either future planned projects and/ or unexpected events.

What is the Parish Precept?

A Parish Council gets its funding by receiving a small amount of the local Council Tax. This is referred to as The Parish Precept.