2017/18 – Section 137 limit announced

 The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has informed NALC that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for local (parish and town) councils in England for 2017-18 is £7.57.

This is the amount that results from increasing the amount of 2016-17 (£7.42) by the percentage increase in the retail index between September 2015 and September 2016 (of 2.0%), in accordance with Schedule 12B to the 1972 Act.

Posted Sunday, 3rd July 2022