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Agenda item

Council Tax Setting 2017/2018

Report by Carolyn Godfrey, Corporate Director

Minutes:

The Chairman asked Councillor Dick Tonge, Cabinet member for Finance, to present the report which detailed the various calculations in the prescribed format to enable Council to approve the council tax requirement for 2017/18. It was noted that this was based on the council tax base approved by Cabinet at its meeting held on 13 December 2016. The report presented also included details from the precept authorities. Councillor Tonge moved the council tax resolution and this was seconded by the Leader.

 

There being no further debate, the meeting;

 

Resolved

 

1.         To note that on 13 December 2016 the Council calculated:

 

(a)      the Council Tax Base 2017/2018 for the whole Wiltshire Council area as177,805.08[Item T in the formula in Section 31B(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the "Act")] and,

 

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

 

2.         Calculate that the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2017/2018 (excluding precepts) is £237,303,994.

 

3.         That the following amounts be calculated  for the year 2017/2018 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

 

(a)

£939,515,101

(Gross Revenue Expenditure including transfers to reserves, parish precepts and any collection fund deficit) 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 issued to it by Parish Councils).

 

(b)

£685,257,007

(Gross Revenue Income including transfers from reserves, General Government Grants and any collection fund surplus) being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act.

 

(c)

£254,258,094

(Net Revenue Expenditure including parish precepts) 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)

£1,429.98

(Wiltshire Council band D tax plus average Town & Parish Councils Band D Council Tax) being the amount at 3(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (2 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),

as shown below:

 

Band A

£

Band

B

£

Band

C

£

Band

D

£

Band

E

£

Band

F

£

Band

G

£

Band

H

£

953.32

1,112.21

1,271.10

1,429.98

1,747.75

2,065.53

2,383.30

2,859.96

 

 

 

 

 

 


(e)

£16,954,100.51

(Aggregate of Town & Parish Council Precepts) being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish Precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (as per the attached Appendix C).

 

(f)

£1,334.63

(band D Council Tax for Wiltshire Council purposes only) being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above by Item T (2 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, as shown below:

 

Band A

£

Band    B

£

Band

C

£

Band

D

£

Band

E

£

Band

F

£

Band

G

£

Band

H

£

889.75

1,038.05

1,186.34

1,334.63

1,631.21

1,927.80

2,224.38

2,669.26

 

 

 

 

 

 

A recorded vote for the above decision was as follows:

 

For the motion (74):

 

Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE, Cllr Alan Hill, Cllr Alan MacRae, Cllr Allison Bucknell, Cllr Andrew Davis, Cllr Anna Cuthbert, Cllr Atiqul Hoque, Cllr Bill Moss, Cllr Bob Jones MBE, Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cllr Charles Howard, Cllr Chris Auckland, Cllr Chris Hurst, Cllr Christopher Newbury, Cllr Christopher Williams, Cllr Chuck Berry, Cllr David Jenkins, Cllr Dennis Drewett, Cllr Desna Allen, Cllr Ernie Clark, Cllr Fleur de Rhe-Philipe, Cllr Fred Westmoreland, Cllr George Jeans, Cllr Graham Payne, Cllr Graham Wright, Cllr Horace Prickett, Cllr Howard Greenman, Cllr Ian Mclennan, Cllr Ian West, Cllr Jacqui Lay, Cllr Jamie Capp, Cllr Jerry Kunkler, Cllr Jerry Wickham, Cllr John Smale, Cllr John Thomson, Cllr John Walsh, Clr Jon Hubbard, Cllr Jonathon Seed, Cllr Jose Green, Cllr Julian Johnson, Cllr Magnus Macdonald, Cllr Mark Connolly, Cllr Laura Mayes, Cllr Mary Champion, Cllr Mary Douglas, Cllr Melody Thompson, Cllr Mike Hewitt, Cllr Nick Fogg MBE, Cllr Nina Phillips, Cllr Pat Aves, Cllr Paul Oatway QPM, Cllr Peter Edge, Cllr Peter Evans, Cllr Peter Hutton, Cllr Philip Whalley, Cllr Philip Whitehead, Cllr Pip Ridout and Cllr Richard Britton, Cllr Richard Clewer, Cllr Richard Gamble, Cllr Richard Tonge, Cllr Roy While, Cllr Russell Hawker, Cllr Sheila Parker, Cllr Simon Jacobs, Cllr Simon Killane, Cllr Stephen Oldrieve, Cllr Stewart Dobson, Cllr Stuart Wheeler, Cllr Sue Evans, Cllr Toby Sturgis, Cllr Tony Deane, Cllr Tony Trotman, Cllr Trevor Carbin 

 

Against the motion (3):

 

Cllr David Pollitt, Cllr Glenis Ansell, Cllr Gordon King

 

Abstention (1):

 

Cllr Chris Caswill 

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