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Setting the annual precept

Chineham Parish Council raise the bulk of the money necessary to meet their expenses with a precept (a mandatory demand) issued on Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.  Under the Council Tax legislation, the precept covers our needs for the ensuing financial year which, by law, runs from 1st April to the following 31st March for all local authorities.  Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council collects the amount precepted as part of the Council Tax levied on the Council Tax payers in the parish.

At the Full Council meeting held on 14 January 2019, it was unanimously agreed to request a precept of £37,900 for 2019/20 from Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council.  This equates to a contribution of approximately £11.98 per annum for a typical Band D property.  It should be noted that the remainder of the Council Tax levied on a property results from the Borough Council, County Council and the Police and Fire authority levies.