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Council Tax special expenses differences

On 30 Mar 2017 at 3:28pm bobobob wrote:
These special expenses within council tax relate to the management of open spaces. Cost is for a band D property.
Town Last Year This year
Lewes 49 56
Newhaven 28 27
Telscombe 21 21
Seaford 6 6
Peaacehaven 9 8
Chailey 1 1
Ringmer 0 2
If we're splitting this type of cost based on where it is spent should we not do the same with the others? There was a lot of money spent on the Seaford golf course but I can't see an increase for Seaford residents based on that.

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On 30 Mar 2017 at 3:36pm Fairmeadow wrote:
It is a matter of arcane departmental accounting within Lewes DC that determines what is covered by special expenses and what counts as general revenue. No logic is involved. Should Peacehaven residents be penalised because Peacehaven councillors have heavier travel expenses to the meetings in Lewes?
Unfortunately, if more activities were devolved to the special expenses line, Lewes bills would probably go up even more. One solution is for the Town Council to take on the work covered by social expenses and do it cheaper, as they very probably could.

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