Beverley Town Council has set the Precept for the 2021/22 Financial Year at £272,894.  This is a reduction of 4.29%.

Whilst East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) is responsible for many of the larger infrastructure and strategic issues that affect the town, Beverley Town Council (BTC) works hard to represent the views of local people and support Beverley during the still difficult time relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Toward the end of each Financial Year, BTC has to produce a projected budget for the following year.  From this, we ask ERYC to place a charge on every Council Tax payer within the four wards of Beverley.  This money goes toward our running costs and expenditure. It is called the Precept.

For context, the annual Precept for a Council Tax Band D Property in 2021/22 will be £44.87, a reduction of £2.01 based on the current 2020/21 financial year.

Residents can find the amount of Precept they pay on their Council Tax bill, which includes payments to ERYC (including Adult Social Care and Special Expenses), Humberside Fire and Rescue, and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Beverley Town Councillors have been minded to not reduce the services BTC provides and have resolved to use finances held in reserves (previously unspent money) to cover the decrease, whilst also increasing spending on other budget lines to support projects that help to make Beverley a happy, environmentally friendly and economically sustainable place in which to live, work and visit.

The new budget includes finances to enhance floral displays in both the town centre and wider residential areas, continue additions to Christmas lights, purchase additional benches, develop a Beverley Pride event, upgrade CCTV, revamp town entry signs and increase grant funds for organisations that carry out wonderful work in the local community.

The precept sheet, budget and other information can be found below.