Falmouth council freezes tax take
10:20am Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
Falmouth Town Council has achieved its ambition of keeping its precept the same as the previous two years.
The council sets its precept based on a Band D property tax base, but changes agreed last week by Cornwall Council meant that to maintain a zero per cent increase, the town council would need to impose a £20 a year hike on Band D payers.
However the town council has been awarded a £133,000 mitigation grant by the county council that, if used as intended, would offset any increase.
Town clerk Mark Williams said: “My recommendation is we use the grant to offset the precept as intended.”
Councillors unanimously agreed, meaning the precept has been set at £979,468 for 2013/14.