Council Funding and Accounts
The Council Tax paid by households includes the spending requirements of Lancashire County Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council and Ribchester Parish Council. The Tax also includes the spending requirements of the Lancashire Police Force and the combined Lancashire Fire Service.
Ribble Valley Borough Council as the unitary authority is responsible for collecting the Council Tax, and forwarding the amount due to the Parish Council in May.
The Parish Council receives neither revenue support from central government nor any funding from local businesses and retailers via their payment of non-domestic rate. Each year the Parish Council calculates the money it needs and deducts income to leave the amount required to be levied on Ribble Valley Borough Council. This sum, called the precept, is collected by them as a proportion of the total Council tax paid by parish households.
For the financial year commencing 1st April 2018 the Council budgetted for a small deficit of £65. The resulting Precept of £ 7826, held the individual household precept at £11.84.
The Council's accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2018 will be available for inspection on 4 June,
Financial Year 2016/2017
Financial Year 2015/2016