Precept

This is the Annual Parish Property Tax.  The term Precept describes the amount of money that the Parish Council requires to carry out its business in representing the interests of the residents of Little Bardfield, Oxen End and Hawkspur Green.
The Parish Council Precept is included in the Annual Council Tax Bill that we all pay to Uttlesford District Council and is remitted to the Parish Council in two instalments to our Treasurer's Account.
There are 118 properties with varying levels of occupation, tax band and the occupier’s personal circumstances, all of which are used to calculate that particular property’s Council Tax.
As an example, a link is provided to a table which shows the history of the Precept for a Band F property over a number of years.
It is an itemised breakdown to show the Parish, Uttlesford District Council, Essex County Council, Police, and Fire elements of the total Annual Council Tax Bill.
Previous year's Precepts:

2021/22 £3000

2020/21 £3250

2019/20 £3000

2017/19 £2900 two years

2016/17 £2690

2015/16 £2660

2014/15 £2648

2013/14 £2700

2011/13 £2750 two years

2003/11 £2500 eight years

2001/03 £1750 two years

 

There are two tables in the link below which trace the history of the Precept and Council Tax over the years shown.

2001-2022 Precept and Council Tax Band F History