Official Statistics

Parishes and other local precepting authorities in England: 2014 to 2015

Statistics on individual local parishes and the amount of Council Tax collected on their behalf by billing authorities.

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Parishes and other local precepting authorities in England: 2014 to 2015

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Table 1: summary of all local precepting authorities in England, 2014 to 2015

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Table 2: average Band D Council Tax levels set by parishes in England

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Table 3: Band D amounts for precepting parishes 2014 to 2015

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Table 4: local precepting authorities in England 2014 to 2015

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The key points from the parishes release are:

  • in England there are over 10,000 local precepting authorities; the vast majority are civil parishes, and there are 17 charter trustees and 2 Temples of London

  • of these, 8,813 parishes, charter trustees and Temples (local precepting authorities) instructed their billing authority to collect Council Tax on their behalf in 2014 to 2015, an increase of 8 from 2013 to 2014

  • the average Band D Council Tax added to bills by parishes in 2014 to 2015 is £52.37, which is an increase of £2.14, or 4.3% on 2013 to 2014

  • the total Council Tax collected on behalf of parishes in 2014 to 2015 is £389 million, which represents 1.6% of the total council requirement for England of £23.6 billion

  • precepting parishes cover 7.4 million Band D equivalent properties, the equivalent of 46% of all Band D equivalent properties in England

  • 242 of the 326 billing authorities in England have parishes, one more than in 2013 to 2014; the number of parishes that require the collection of Council Tax within a local authority ranges from 1 to 239

Published 23 July 2014