Merseyside combined authority announces first precept

By Dan Peters | 18 January 2019

The Liverpool city region combined authority is to levy a council tax precept for the first time.

Mayor Steve Rotheram’s decision comes after the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy concluded that the establishment of a mayoral precept offered the ‘only sustainable solution to resolving the financial requirements of the organisation’.

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