Caistor tax complaint heads to Westminster

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A COMPLAINT has been made against Caistor Town Council to the Secretary of State after the authority voted to raise its precept next year.

The complaint against the town council has been sent by Caistorian Chris Carver to Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, as well as West Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

The Market Rasen Mail reported last month that the Caistor council had voted to raise its precept by more than £12,500, meaning the average household would pay an extra £15.99 to the authority next year.

It planned to then use the extra money to make a number of grants to community groups in the town.

But Mr Carver told the authority’s members at their meeting last Thursday, December 9, that “you are not allowing councillors to discuss and fully assess the grants made in the precept.”

For the full story see the Market Rasen Mail