Council Tax precept

Council Tax Precept

Councils can hold a referendum to increase council tax to raise funds. For example, Gloucestershire held a local referendum to allow council tax to be increased to raise funds for investment in additional drainage and maintenance work after the 2007 floods. Cockermouth residents also agreed to pay an extra levy on their Council Tax over three years to help fund flood defence works for the town.

Parish precept can be raised for projects that improve the quality of the area.