Town councils announce precepts for 2016/17

Festival Hall, Market Rasen EMN-151112-115504001
Festival Hall, Market Rasen EMN-151112-115504001

Market Rasen and Caistor town councils have announced their precepts for 2016-17.

Caistor’s precept, agreed at a special council meeting in the town hall on December 7, is £88,740.

Caistor town clerk Helen Pitman said: “On the face of it, this would appear to be a 3.7 per cent increase on this year’s precept figure.

“However, using the calculation table provided by West Lindsey District Council which takes into account the current number of properties paying council tax and the council tax support grant passed onto Caistor by WLDC this year, which may vary depending on the central government grant for the coming year, this equates to a 1.62 per cent rise or a £1.46 per annum increase on a Band D (property).”

In Market Rasen, the precept will be £105,000, which does not represent a 
rise.

Town mayor John Matthews said the figure has gone up just over £1,000 on last year - but said this was due to additional homes in the town.