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The Parish Council sets a budget and submits a 'Precept' request which levies a charge on council tax payers in the parish. Any money raised here can only be spent here. This has been a challenging budget with pressure on all parish councils to pick up the slack as Somerset Council make huge cuts to its own spending. The council reviewed all of its spending and made changes which should make the budget easier to understand. Money has been allocated to provide funds should service cuts impact this parish. There are unavoidable rises with the councils insurance premium jumping 20% this last year. Inflation has been much higher and that reduces the value of the current budget. With all these things considered the council were able to keep the rise to 10.4%. That may sound a lot but when you look at many surrounding councils increasing by 50% with one nearby council increasing their demand by 100%