Decision details

Council Tax Resolution Report 2019/20

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve the necessary resolutions for Council Tax setting in accordance with Sections 31 – 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

Decisions:

The Head of Financial Services submitted a report which sought members to approve the necessary resolutions for Council Tax setting in accordance with Sections 31-36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

 

Councillor B Cannon moved the recommendations within the report. Councillor M Fryer seconded the motion.

 

A recorded vote was taken in respect of the motion, viz. –

 

In favour:

 

Councillors C Armstrong, M Bainbridge, P Bales, B Cannon, N Cockburn, J Colhoun, J Crouch, J Ellis, J Farebrother, M Fitzgerald, M Fryer, K Hansen, M Heaslip, W Jefferson, F Johnston, A Kendall, P Kendall, T Lywood, L Maguire, C McCarron-Holmes, B Miskelly, J Osborn, M Pugmire, N Schofield, A Smith, C Smith, C Tibble, P Tibble, J Wood and M Wood.

 

Against:

 

Councillors T Annison, J Cook, J Cowell, A Davis-Johnston, H Harrington, A Hedworth, M Jenkinson, P Macdonald, A Markley, E Nicholson, A Pitcher, J Sandwith and S Stoddart.

 

No Abstentions.

 

The motion was carried – 30 votes in favour, 13 against and 0 abstentions.

 

Resolved

 

That –

 

1)  It be noted that on 30 January 2018 the Council calculated:

 

a.  the Council Tax base 2019-20 for the whole Council area as 30,662.47 (item T in the formula in Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”)) and;

 

b.  the dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish Precept relates, as in the attached Appendix C.

 

2)  The Council calculated that the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2018-19 (excluding Parish precepts) be £5,304,300.69.

 

3)  That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2019-20 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act.

 

a.  £46,529,479.00 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act taking into account all precepts issues to it by Parish Council;

 

b.  £39,027,238.31 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act;

 

c.  £7,502,240.69 being the amount by which the aggregate at (a) above exceeds the aggregate at (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 31B of the Act);

 

d.  £244.67 being the amount at (c) above (Item R) divided by Item T (1 a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish Precepts); (as detailed in Appendix B1 parish only by valuation band and Appendix B2 parish and district by valuation band);

 

e.  £2,197,940.00 being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish Precepts) referred to in Section 34 (1) of the Act. (as detailed in Appendix B1 parish only by valuation band and C Parish Precepts);

 

f.  £172.99 being the amount at (d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at (e) above by Item T (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 area to which no parish precept relates.

 

4)  To note that Cumbria County Council and The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria have issued precepts to the Council in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 for each category of dwellings in the Council’s area as indicated in the table below.

 

Valuation Bands

 

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Allerdale Borough Council

115.33

134.55

153.77

172.99

211.43

249.87

288.32

345.98

Cumbria County Council

923.52

1,077.44

1,231.36

1,385.28

1,693.12

2,000.96

2,308.80

2,770.56

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria

171.12

199.64

228.16

256.68

313.72

370.76

427.80

513.36

 

 

5)  The Council, in accordance with Sections 30 and 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the aggregate amounts shown in the tables detailed in Appendix B (1,2 and 3), as the amounts of Council Tax for 2019-20 for each part of its area and for each of the categories of dwellings.

 

Report author: Gill Brocklebank

Publication date: 07/03/2019

Date of decision: 06/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 06/03/2019 - Council

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