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The Parish Council has to prepare a budget by January each year for the ensuing financial year which runs from 1 April to 31 March. Every payment and receipt from/to the Council is listed on the Payment Schedule which forms part of the Parish Council Meeting Minutes and is published on this site with the minutes. Council accounts are available for scrutiny by any resident by appointment with the Clerk/RFO of the Council.
The budget and the annual plan are reviewed during the budget setting process and formally agreed at a Full Council Meeting when the budget is set for the following year. All projects are reviewed continually at committee meetings and at the quarterly Finance Committee Meetings.
Goostrey Parish Council raises money by precept (a mandatory demand) on Cheshire East Council. The precept required is then collected by the Borough Council as part of the Council Tax levied on tax payers in the parish.
Precept 2023/24 – At the November 2022 meeting the Parish Council approved its budget and precept for 2023/24. The precept was set at £50,680 which is an increase of 4.34%, this represents an increase of £1.95 per year for tax payers in a Band D property.
Precept 2022/23 – At the November 2021 meeting the Parish Council approved its precept for 2022/23 at £48,142. This represents an increase to tax payers of £4.20 per year or 1.2p per day for a Band D property.
Precept 2021/22 – At the November 2020 meeting the Parish Council approved its budget for 2021/22 at £44,337. The budget for 2021/21 was increased by a very small percentage on the previous year but https://goostreyparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/GPC-Minutes-23112021-Draft-v1-with-appendices-1-1.pdfa small change to the number of rateable properties in the village results in no change to the rate of Council Tax.
The effect on the monthly Council Tax payments for a Band D property is no change from £40.68 in 2020/21 to £40.68 per month in 2021/22.
Precept 2020/21 – At the December 2019 meeting the Parish Council approved its budget for 2020/21 at £44012. The budget for 2020/21 was unchanged from the previous year but a small change to the number of rateable properties in the village result in a slight increase in Council Tax.
The effect on the monthly Council Tax payments for a Band D property is an increase of 0.3%, from £40.54 per month in 2019/20 to £40.68 per month in 2020/21.