Down At The Old Cock And Bull

The Council Tax Bill 2020/21 received today includes the usual items of domestic Annual Charges and increases, always increases.

Compared to the previous year the charges are LCC +2.0%, WLBC +2.5%, Adult Social Care +2.0%, Aughton (Parish) + 3.1%, Lancashire Fire Authority +2.0%, Police for Lancashire +5.0%, Total Charge +3.8%.


Shocked? Aughtonians will shudder at the prospect of their Parish Precept exceeding that of all but the police. Cash balance carried forward £130,047, total surplus fixed assets etc £325,559. APC will raise £59,832 by precept.

And sharp eyed taxpayers will note the bill comes from BT Lancashire Services, Revenues and Benefits Service, whose annual accounts for the year ended March 2019 included “Cost of Sales (£44.140million) and no recognised gains or losses”.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s