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Council Tax Setting 2019/20

Meeting: 24/01/2019 - Executive (Item 90)

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The purpose of this report is to propose the technical recommendations which Council will need in order to comply with The Local Government Finance Act 1992 and set a legally compliant budget.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDED that:

(i)

It be noted that on 13 December 2018 the Council calculated:

 

(a)  the Council Tax base 2019/20 for the whole Council as 60,243 [Item T in the formula in Section 31B(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”)] and,

 

(b)  for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish precept relates:

Horley Town Council                                      9,843

Salfords & Sidlow Parish Council                 1,409

 

(ii)

The Council Tax requirements for the Council’s own purposes for 2019/20 (excluding Parish precepts) is calculated at £13,702,585.

 

(iii)

That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2019/20 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

 

a.            £73,325,578– being the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32(2) of the Act taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils.

 

b.            £59,218,953– being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32(3) of the Act.

 

c.            £14,106,625 – being the amount which the aggregate at iii.(a) above exceeds the aggregate at iii.(b) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 32(4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year (item R in the formula in Section 32(4) of the Act).

 

d.            £234.16 – being the amount at iii.(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (i.(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 33(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish precepts).

 

e.            £404,040 – being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (as per the Annex attached to the report presented).

 

f.             £227.46 – being the amount at iii.(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at iii.(e) above by item T (i.(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no Parish precept relates.

 

g.            Horley Town Council -  £265.33; Salfords & Sidlow Parish Council -£249.64. Being the amounts given by adding to the amount at iii.(f) above the amounts of the  special items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council’s area mentioned above divided in each case by the amount at i.(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(3) of the Act, as the basic amounts of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate.

 

(iv)

It be noted that the figures in the Annex (attached to the report presented) being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at iii(f) and iii(g) above by the number which, in the proportions set out in Section 5(1) of the Act, is applicable to dwellings listed in  ...  view the full decision text for item 90

Minutes:

A report was submitted on the level of Council Tax for 2019/20. Councillor T. Schofield, Executive Member for Finance, explained that the report set out relevant statutory powers, issues (the proposed Council Tax increase and current information relating to precepting authorities), legal, financial and equalities implications, risk management considerations, consultation undertaken and policy framework factors.

 

Councillor T. Schofield informed the Executive that the proposed Council Tax would be the subject of a recommendation to the February Council meeting. That meeting would receive confirmation of the final precept levels from the County Council and the Police together with any necessary adjustments required.

 

In response to questions, it was explained that when the report was produced a 4.99% increase was assumed for the County Council and £24 for the Police Authority. However, it was highlighted that Surrey County Council had subsequently put forward a recommendation for an increase of 2.99% (with no separate adult social care element). The Executive Member for Finance confirmed that these changes, once confirmed, would form part of the update to the February Council meeting.

 

RECOMMENDED that:

(i)

It be noted that on 13 December 2018 the Council calculated:

 

(a)  the Council Tax base 2019/20 for the whole Council as 60,243 [Item T in the formula in Section 31B(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”)] and,

 

(b)  for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish precept relates:

Horley Town Council                                      9,843

Salfords & Sidlow Parish Council                 1,409

 

(ii)

The Council Tax requirements for the Council’s own purposes for 2019/20 (excluding Parish precepts) is calculated at £13,702,585.

 

(iii)

That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2019/20 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

 

a.            £73,325,578– being the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32(2) of the Act taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils.

 

b.            £59,218,953– being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32(3) of the Act.

 

c.            £14,106,625 – being the amount which the aggregate at iii.(a) above exceeds the aggregate at iii.(b) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 32(4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year (item R in the formula in Section 32(4) of the Act).

 

d.            £234.16 – being the amount at iii.(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (i.(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 33(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish precepts).

 

e.            £404,040 – being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (as per the Annex attached to the report presented).

 

f.             £227.46 – being the amount at iii.(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at iii.(e) above by item T (i.(a) above), calculated by the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 90