2021/22 Precept Apology

Bramley Parish Council deeply regret that an error in the precept calculation for the 2021/22 year resulted in an unintended small increase in the precept charge.  Our intention was to make no change to the precept during these difficult times, as per the minutes of the January 2021 meeting.  The total error is an average of £0.81 per year per house although the higher tax band properties are just over £1.00.  The Parish Council has consulted with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council and it is not possible to get the amount changed at this late stage.  It is not practical for the Parish Council to give a cash refund to each household.  It has been agreed, therefore, that next years precept will include a reduction to compensate residents.
Once again our sincere apologies.