Credit Crunch: Council Tax

A tax holiday for the Parish

The Parish Council has voted to use some of its reserves in 2009/10 so its Precept (Council Tax Charge) can be reduced by 90%. Yes, 90, none of this 2.5% stuff for us. Households in Cropthorne get a one year tax holiday, at least as far as the Parish levy is concerned. Its about £20 per household.

Fortunately, the Parish Council will still have enough to meet its commitments and has not invested its meagre reserves off-shore or in the dodgy banks popular with some councils.

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