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The Parish Council is funded from the electorate by means of what is referred to as its Precept which is in simple terminology that part of the Council Tax which is collected on behalf of the Parish Council. This represents a small part of the overall Council Tax and it is set by the Parish Council each year usually at its meeting in December.

The calculation is done using a budgetary process which takes into account regular expenditure and any proposed new expenditures during the forthcoming financial year.

In December 2010 Longton Parish Council set its Precept for 2011/12 at £21100.00 which was the same as the previous year. This figure represents an average of approx £6.60 per band 'D' property and will be added to the Council Tax raised by other local authorities (including Police and Fire and Rescue) with responsibility for this area.

The money raised will ensure the continuance of the lengthsman scheme which allows enhanced local services to be maintained such as litter picking and the maintenance of public rights of way.

Provision has been made to continue with the Annual Newsletter and funds have been provisioned towards Christmas Trees in both villages for 2011.

In November 2011 Longton Parish Council set its Precept for 2012/13 at £21100.00 which was the same as the previous year. This figure represents an average of approx £6.60 per band 'D' property and will be added to the Council Tax raised by other local authorities (including Police and Fire and Rescue) with responsibility for this area. This is the third succesive year that the Precept has been held at this figure.

The Precept for 2103/14 remains unchanged at £21100.00 for a further year.

The Precept for 2014/15 has been increased to £23200. This is due to the need to balance the Council's Income and Expenditure - The Parish Council can no longer use depleting reserves to maintain a no increase position.

The Precept for 2015/16 remains at last years figure.

The Precept for 2016/17 has been set at £83200.00 (This is because the Council have decided to create a fund of £60000.00 to save our one and only bus route from New Longton which is under threat from LCC subsidy cuts)

The Precept for 2017/18 has been set at £73200.00 (This is because the Council did not need to use all its provision for the 12A bus subsidy and it has therefore taken the opportunity to reduce the forthcoming years Precept)

The Precept for 2018/19 has been reatined at the same level as last year namely £73200.00

Each year the Parish Council raises monies by way of the Council Tax which is collected through South Ribble Borough Council and appears on your Council Tax Bill if you are a resident of this parish. The monies are used to provide a range of services for the benefit of residents and are accounted for in the Parish Councils accounting systems. These records are audited locally in the first instance and then also by an independently appointed auditor who signs off the Annual Return for each year. Notices are placed on our notice boards when the audit has been completed and gives residents an opportunity to view the accounts should they so desire. The Parish Council are now required to publish the Annual Return on its web site and also the Statement of CIL monies that have been received and how they have been spent. The latter information is included with the end of year accounts summary which is also available below:

AGAR UNAUDITED 2017 / 2018

PUBLIC RIGHTS NOTICE 2017 / 2018

Annual Return 2016 / 2017

Statement of End of Year Accounts 2016 / 2017

Expenditure 2016 / 2017

Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2017 / 2018 (Before External Audit)

Statement of End of Year Accounts 2017 / 2018

Expenditure 2016 / 2017

 


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