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Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Carina Helmn

County Officer: Carina Helmn
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Hall
Lane, Kimpton, Hertfordshire

Tel: 07956 590094

New LAIS1402 Precept Consultation

Posted: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:30 by Sue Campbell

Local councils will be aware that under the Localism Act 2011, Government has powers to make an annual decision on whether to introduce automatic precept referendums where they deem increases in local council precepts to be 'excessive'. The decision includes what threshold would apply for triggering referendums and to which councils this trigger would be applied. Although these referendums have been applied to other types of local authorities, Government has threatened to apply them to local councils but, to date, has not done so.

This could be all about to change with the publication of The 2018/19 Local Government Finance Settlement: Technical Consultation Paper which was published this month...

Tags: Councils, LAIS, Consultation, Council Tax