Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:
1. Propose the calculation of the Council Tax Base for 2018/19 set at a level of 56,259.29 Band D equivalent properties based on the existing council tax support scheme of 30%;
2. Note the estimated position on the Collection Fund in respect of Council Tax as at 31 March 2018 being:
3. Note the estimated position on the Collection Fund in respect of Business Rates as at 31 March 2018 being:
4. Delegate to the Interim Corporate Director Resources authority for approving the final estimated position on the collection fund balance and for returning the final NNDR1 return to the Secretary of State by 31 January 2018 to include any further revision to the business rates position 2017/18 and Business Rate income 2018/19.
The Council Tax Base could be set at a higher or lower level. However, this could have the effect or either inflating unnecessarily the amount of Council Tax to be set or setting the tax at a level insufficient to meet the Council’s budget requirements. A similar position could arise if the surplus or deficit were set at a higher or lower level.
The calculation and return of the information included in the NNDR1 is a statutory requirement which can be formally delegated to an officer. As with council tax if the amount of business rates estimated to be collected is increased or reduced or the surplus or deficit is set at a higher or lower level then the amount of income available to the council will change with the consequent effect on service provision or council tax levels.
This report covers calculations that are all prescribed by regulations with the effect that no other options need to be considered.
Used to prepare this report, in accordance with the Local Government (Access to
Information) Act 1985):
Local Government Finance Act 1992
Local Government Act 2003
The Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003
The Council Tax (Prescribed Classes of Dwellings) (England) Regulations 2003.
Council Tax Banding List
The Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Regulations 2013
The Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) Amendment Regulations 2014
Publication date: 15/01/2018
Date of decision: 15/01/2018