Agenda item

Council Tax 2021-22 (Agenda item 10)

Report of Councillor Philip Cowen, Executive Member Finance and Growth.

Minutes:

Councillor Cowen, the Executive Member for Finance & Growth presented the Council Tax setting report.

 

Council Tax was calculated by adhering to the rules laid out in the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended, as set out in paragraph 1.4 of the report.  The result, as noted in the budget papers, showed that Breckland Band D rate should be set at £98.73 which was an increase of £4.95 per year given the total cost to the Breckland Band D taxpayer, for all the services that Breckland Council provided for approximately £1.90 per week.    

 

He commended the two recommendations to Council.

 

The recommendations were proposed and seconded.

 

A recorded vote was taken.

 

NAME

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAIN

 

 

 

 

Cllr Askew

X

 

 

Cllr Atterwill

X

 

 

Cllr Bambridge

X

 

 

Cllr Birt

X

 

 

Cllr Borrett

X

 

 

Cllr Bowes

X

 

 

Cllr Brame

X

 

 

Cllr Brindle

X

 

 

Cllr Bushell

X

 

 

Cllr M Chapman-Allen

X

 

 

Cllr S Chapman-Allen

X

 

 

Cllr Clarke

X

 

 

Cllr Claussen

X

 

 

Cllr Colman

No response

 

 

Cllr Cowen

X

 

 

Cllr Crane

X

 

 

Cllr Dowling

X

 

 

Cllr Duigan

X

 

 

Cllr Eagle

X

 

 

Cllr Gilbert

X

 

Cllr Grey

X

 

 

Cllr Harvey

X

 

 

Cllr Hewett

X

 

 

Cllr James

X

 

 

Cllr Jermy

X

 

 

Cllr Kiddell

X

 

 

Cllr Kiddle-Morris

X

 

 

Cllr Kybird

X

 

 

Cllr I Martin

X

 

 

Cllr K Martin

X

 

 

Cllr Monument

X

 

 

Cllr Morton

X

 

 

Cllr Nairn

X

 

 

Cllr Nunn

X

 

 

Cllr Oliver

X

 

 

Cllr Robinson

X

 

 

Cllr Sherwood

X

 

 

Cllr Suggitt

X

 

 

Cllr Taylor

X

 

 

Cllr Terry

X

 

 

Cllr Webb

X

 

 

Cllr Wickerson

X

 

 

Cllr Wilkin

X

 

 

Cllr Wilkinson

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

42

1

0

 

The Democratic Services Team Leader reported that Councillor Colman was having technical difficulties but had asked that his vote be recorded in favour of the recommendations.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1.           the special expenses for 2021-22 (at paragraph 1.3 of the report) be       approved; and

 

2.               the formal Council Tax resolutions for 2021-22 (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 25 February 2021 the Council has calculated: -

 

a)     the Council Tax Base 2021-22 for the whole Council area as 44,446.3 (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 of the report.

 

1.4.2    Calculate that the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2021-22 (excluding Parish precepts and special expenses) is £4,388,183.

 

1.4.3    That the following amounts be calculated by the Council for the year 2021-22 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended (the Act):-

 

a)

£84,978,655

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

 

b)

£76,194,003

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

 

c)

£8,784,652

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)

£197.65

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)

£4,396,469

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 A of the report);

 

f)

£98.73

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 2021-22 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

£981.96

£1,145.62

£1,309.28

£1,472.94

NPCC

£185.34

£216.23

£247.12

£278.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band

Band

Band

Band

 

E

F

G

H

NCC

£1,800.26

£2,127.58

£2,454.90

£2,945.88

NPCC

£339.79

£401.57

£463.35

£556.02

 

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 2021-22 of the categories of dwellings shown.

 

The Chairman took the opportunity to thank all Members for their patience and to the Officers for all the work in taking these recorded votes.

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