The budget was unanimously approved at a Full Council meeting on Monday 15th January, when members resolved to approve a precept of £1,382,830 for 2024-2025 financial year. The precept is the total amount the Town Council receives to provide services to the town.
For a Band D property this is an increase of 1.73%, equal to £3.68 per annum – just one penny per day. As typical properties in Warminster are Band C or below and some households receive discounts, the actual increase for most households will be less.
Cllr Cooper, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee said:
It is a very small increase, after no increase last year. This is good news. We will continue to seek out value for money and provide quality services in the year ahead. It demonstrates that our expenditure of public money is prudent and effective.”
The town council sets only a small part of Wiltshire’s Council Tax; the majority of the Council Tax charged goes to Wiltshire Council, with other sums going to the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Fire and Rescue Authority, and to support adult social care in the county.
Last modified: 19 January 2024