Agenda item

Council Tax Setting 2019/20

To set the amounts of Council Tax applicable for 2019-20 for each valuation band and in each part of the district. (Report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance and the Executive Director Commercialisation enclosed)

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance and the Executive Director – Commercialisation which sough the Council’s approval for the setting of the amounts of Council Tax applicable for 2019/20 for each valuation band and in each part of the district.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Growth and Commercialisation introduced the report. He stated that this was the annual Council Tax Setting report and that the changes would mean that, for a Band D Council Tax property, there would be an annual increase of £23.67, a 0.77% increase.

 

DECISION:

 

1)    That Council approves that the charge to be levied on the Council Taxpayers of Spalding for services provided in their town (Spalding Special Estimates) will be £217,700 for 2019/20. This equates to a Band D equivalent charge of £23.67 (£23.49 for 2018/19), a 0.77% increase.

 

2)    That Council approves the formal Council Tax resolutions for 2019/20 as set out below:

 

1    It is to be noted that on 19 December 2018 the Council calculated: -

 

(a)       the Council Tax Base 2019-20 for the District as 27,931 (item T in the formula in section 31B(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended) and;

 

(b)       Dwellings in those parts of the district to which a Parish precept relates as shown in Appendix B

 

2.         Calculate that the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2019-20 (excluding Parish precepts and Spalding Special Expenses) is £4,881,780

 

3          That the following amounts be calculated by the Council for the year 2019-20 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended (the Act): -

 

 

(a)

£42.286,720

 

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council

estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act;

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)

£37,558,450

 

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act;

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c)

£5,728,270

 

being the amount by which the aggregate at 3(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 3(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act, as its Council Tax requirement for the year (item R in the formula in Section 31a (4) of the Act);

 

 

 

 

 

 

(d)

£205.09

 

being the amount at 3(c) divided by the amount at 1(a) (item T), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of Council Tax for the year (including Parish precepts);

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e)

£846,490

being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish precepts- excluding Spalding Special Expenses) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (see Appendix B);

 

 

 

 

 

 

(f)

£174.78

being the amount at 3(d) less the result given by dividing the amount at (e) by the amount at 1(a) calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of council tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its areas to which no special item relates;

 

 

 

 

 

 

(g)

The figures shown in Appendix C, being the amounts given by adding to the amount at 3(f) the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the district divided in each case by the amount at 1(b), 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;

 

 

 

 

 

(h)

The figures shown in Appendix D, being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at 3(f) and 3(g) by the number which, in the proportion set out in Section 5(1) of the Act, is applicable to dwellings listed in a particular valuation band divided by the number which in that proportion is applicable to dwellings listed in valuation band D, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 36(1) of the Act as the amounts to be taken into account for the year in respect of categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands.

 

 

4.    That it be noted that for the year 2019-20 the Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) and the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Lincolnshire have stated the following amounts in precepts issued to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:-

 

Council

 Tax

A  

B   

C   

D   

E   

F   

G   

H   

£   

£   

£   

£   

£   

£   

£   

£   

LCC

861.60

1,005.20

1,148.80

1,292.40

1,579.60

1,866.80

2,154.00

2,584.80

PCC

160.92

187.74

214.56

241.38

295.02

348.66

402.30

482.76

 

5.    That having calculated the aggregate in each case the amounts at 3(h) and 4 above, the Council, in accordance with Section 30(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the amounts shown in Appendix E as the amount of Council Tax for 2019-20 of the categories of dwellings shown.

 

6.    Appendix F provides definitions for the formal Council Tax resolution.

 

 

In accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 a recorded vote was taken on the recommendations below (Draft Budget, Medium Term Plan and Capital Strategy). The vote was as follows

 

For

Against

Apologies/Absent

Councillor Alcock

Councillor Aley

Councillor Ashby

Councillor Astill

Councillor Avery

Councillor Biggadike

Councillor Booth

Councillor Carter

Councillor Casson

Councillor Chandler

Councillor Drury

Councillor Eldridge

Councillor Foyster

Councillor Gambba-Jones

Councillor Grocock

Councillor Lawton

Councillor McLean

Councillor Newton

Councillor Porter

Councillor Reynolds

Councillor Slade

Councillor Sneath

Councillor Taylor

Councillor Whitbourn

Councillor Williams

Councillor Woolf

Councillor Worth

 

Councillor Brewis

Councillor Coupland

Councillor Dark

Councillor Harrison

Councillor Johnson

Councillor King

Councillor Seymour

Councillor Tennant

Councillor Wray

 

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