Agenda item

Council Tax Setting 2020-21 (Agenda item 15)

Report of Councillor Philip Cowen, Executive Member for Finance & Growth.

Minutes:

The Chairman reminded Members that if they were two months or more in arrears with their Council Tax, they must disclose the fact and not vote on any item to set tax or any decision which may affect its calculation.

 

Councillor Cowen, the Executive Member for Finance & Growth presented the Council Tax setting report and commended the two recommendations to Council.

 

A recorded vote was taken and it was:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1.           the special expenses for 2020-21 (at paragraph 1.3 of the report) be       approved; and

 

2.               the formal Council Tax resolutions for 2020-21 (at paragraph 1.4.1 to 1.4.5 of the report as set out below) be approved.

 

1.4.1    It is to be noted that on 27 February 2020 the Council has calculated: -

 

a)     the Council Tax Base 2020-21 for the whole Council area as 44,013.2 (item T in the regulations made under Section 33(5) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended) and

 

b) for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish precept relates as      in the attached Appendix A.

 

1.4.2    Calculate that the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2020-21 (excluding Parish precepts) is £4,201,500.

 

1.4.3    That the following amounts be calculated by the Council for the year 2020-21 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended (the Act):-

 

a)

£77,759,244

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the expenditure items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act;

 

b)

£69,299,070

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

 

c)

£8,460,174

being the amount by which the aggregate at 1.4.3(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 1.4.3(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act, as its Council Tax requirement for the year;

 

d)

£192.22

being the amount at 1.4.3(c) above, divided by the amount at 1.4.1(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish precepts);

 

e)

£4,332,616

being the aggregate amount of all special items (including Parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (as per the attached Appendix Aof the agenda);

 

f)

£93.78

being the amount at 1.4.3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 1.4.3(e) above by the amount at 1.4.1(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 areas to which no special item relates;

 

g)

The figures shown in Appendix Bof the report, being the amounts given by adding to the amount at 1.4.3(f) above the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council's area mentioned above divided in each case by the amount at 1.4.1(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;

 

h)

The figures shown in Appendix Cof the report, being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at 1.4.3(f) and 1.4.3(g) above 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.

 

1.4.4      That it be noted that for the year 2020-21 the Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner 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:-

 

 

Band

Band

Band

Band

 

A

B

C

D

NCC

£944.34

£1,101.73

£1,259.12

£1,416.51

NPCC

£175.38

£204.61

£233.84

£263.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band

Band

Band

Band

 

E

F

G

H

NCC

£1,731.29

£2,046.07

£2,360.85

£2,833.02

NPCC

£321.53

£379.99

£438.45

£526.14

 

1.4.5      That having calculated the aggregate in each case the amounts at 1.4.3(h) and 1.4.4 above, the Council, in accordance with Section 30(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the amounts shown in Appendix D of the report as the amount of Council Tax for 2020-21 of the categories of dwellings shown.

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBER

FOR

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MEMBER

FOR

AGAINST

Mr Ashby

APOLOGIES

Mrs James

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Mr Askew

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Mr Jermy

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Mr Atterwill

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Cllr Kiddell

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Mr Bambridge

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Mr Kiddle-Morris

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Mr Birt

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Mr Kybird

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Mr Borrett

LEFT THE MEETING

Mr I Martin

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Cllr Bowes

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Mr K Martin

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Mr Brame

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Mrs Monument

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Mr Brindle

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Mr Morton

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Miss Bushell

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Mr Nairn

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Mr Carter

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Mr Nunn

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Cllr M Chapman-Allen

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Mr Oliver

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Mr Sam Chapman-Allen

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Mr Robinson

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Mr Clarke

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Mr Sherwood

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Mr Claussen

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Mrs Suggitt

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Mr Colman

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Miss Taylor

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Mr Cowen

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Mr Terry

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Mrs Crane

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Mrs Turner

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Mrs Dale

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Mrs Webb

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Mrs Dowling

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Mr Wickerson

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Mr Duffield

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Mr Wilkin

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Mr Duigan

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Mr Wilkinson

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Mr Eagle

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Mr Gilbert

 

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Mrs Grey

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Mr Harvey

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Mr Hewett

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