Alston Moor Parish Council aims to be open and transparent in all its financial activities with financial management that is adequate, effective and with a sound system of internal control. The foundation to achieve this is our Financial Regulations.
The annual budget for the following year is discussed and receives final approval at the January precept meeting. After the expenditure budget is agreed and any expected income deducted, it leaves a balance required for the council to provide its services and deliver its Strategic Plan.
This balance required is called the ‘Precept’, and is the amount the Parish Council asks from Eden District Council as a proportion of the Council Tax paid by householders from Alston Moor.
The Parish Council’s portion of Council Tax bill depends on which band a property is in. Properties are put into one of eight bands, A being the lowest, and H the highest, with Band D being the average. Most properties on Alston Moor are in bands A – D.