2023 Budget Announcement
Camborne Town Council Budget Statement 2023
At this time of the year, Camborne’s resident taxpayers are finding out how much Council Tax they will be paying to fund local services. Council tax bills consist of three parts known as precepts, which are voted on by elected members to set the level of funding for local services, based on budgeting expectations for the year ahead. In Cornwall, the largest precept is Cornwall County Council, followed by Devon & Cornwall Police, followed by Town and Parish Councils, who receive the smallest share of around 7%.
In recognition of the current cost of living crisis, and with the aim of avoiding imposing further costs on struggling households, Camborne Town Council has resolved to keep any overall increase in precept to an absolute minimum this year, whilst at the same time ensuring the current scope and quality of services delivered remain the same.
As a result, Camborne Town Council’s overall increase for 2023-2024 is just 0.6% and because of the increase in households and in higher bands, Band D households will typically pay 1.4% less this year to fund Camborne Town Council.
Mayor Fox said “I am immensely proud that, thanks to the hard work and support of staff and Councillors, Camborne Town Council won’t be adding any extra on to ordinary people’s bills this year. A lot of people in our parish are struggling with high bills at the moment and we didn’t want to add to that”
Sadly, the effort from Camborne Town Council to keep rises to a minimum will be overshadowed by rises to the two largest elements of the Council Tax bill, which are Cornwall Council who increased their budget by the maximum allowed of 4.99% including 2% to fund social care, and Devon and Cornwall Police whose budget has increased by 6%.
The pie-chart above details how Camborne Town Council have allocated this funding for financial year 2023-2024. For a full breakdown of Camborne Town Council's budget, please see the detailed pdf below.