The Parish Precept since 1894 until 2010

in 2010 money (GBP)

Calculations of this nature, while useful to demonstrate through the use of current money values, the increasing responsibility falling on Parish Councils for providing local services and providing limited local facilities, interpretation must be approached with caution. For a full discussion on the problems of providing meaningful comparisons visit www.measuringworth .com

Year Precept Precept
using RPI
1894 14 1240
1901 20 1690
1902 5 423
1903 5 419
1904 5 420
1911 5 397
1914 5 374
1915 15 938
1918 20 760
1922 21 894
1925 18 702
1926 12 468
1927 25 975
1928 20 780
1929 30 1,170
1930 20 860
1931 20 860
1932 30 1,290
1935 30 1,410
1936 30 1,410
1940 50 1,850
1943 25 925
1948 50 1,500
1958 70 1,280
1961 70 1076
1965 90 1170
1966 160 2080
1968 160 2080
1970 160 1760
1972 140 1540
1973 140 1540
1974 250 1799
1975 1,400 8113
1976 1,000 4974
1979 1,000 3495
1980 1,000 2962
1981 1,250 3311
1982 1,250 3049
1983 1,250 2914
1984 1,250 2776
1985 1,300 2721
1986 1,300 2632
1987 1,400 2721
1988 1,500 2779
1989 1,600 2751
1990 1,700 2670
1991 1,900 2819
1992 2,700 3861
1993 3,500 4927
1994 1,750 2405
1995 2,000 2657
1996 6,000 7783
1997 6,180 7773
1998 3500 4,260
1999 7,500 8982
2000 7500 9,850
2001 6000 7,740
2002 6500 8250
2003 7000 8,630
2004 7786 9,320
2005 7770 9,050
2006 8717 9,840
2007 9786 10,600
2008 9770 10,200
2008/9 12692 13,300
2009/10 13072  
2010/11 13313
2011/12 13655  
2012/13 13,928  
2013/4 13,928  
2014/5 13,928  
2015/6 15,920  

The above shows the growth of precept between 1970-1999.
The peak in real value in 1975 is due to record inflationary levels.
The reasons for increase in precept levels in real terms during this period is probably due to less services being included in the General Rate imposed by the District Council, and the improved general levels of prosperity encouraging the Parish Council to take on larger commitments via loans. This is a trend reflected across many of the Somerset parish councils. The Fiscal Restructuring was introduced in 2011, and the results on Precept have yet to be observed.

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This page was updated  February 2012