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Council Tax Setting 2021/22

A report from the Chief Executive, Terence Herbert.

Minutes:

Councillor Pauline Church, Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement and Commercial Investment, presented the report enabling the Council to calculate and approve the Council Tax requirement for 2021/22.

 

The report detailed the level by which the basic element of the Council Tax would be allowed to increase for 2021/22 (1.99%), as set out in the 2021/22 Local Government Finance Settlement and the council’s ability to increase the adult social care precept by a further 3% on top of the basic element. Cabinet considered this proposal at its meeting on 2 February 2021 and supported the proposals for consideration by Full Council. Since this Cabinet meeting the precept levels of other precepting authorities (Town & Parish Councils / Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon / Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority) had been received by the Council.

 

There were no comments from Group Leaders or other Councillors.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    It be noted that on 4 December 2020 an Officer Decision was made by Andy Brown, Interim Corporate Director of Resources.

 

a.    the Council Tax Base 2021/22 for the whole Wiltshire Council area as 187,517.35 [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 2021/22 (excluding parish precepts) is £298,265,097.

 

3.    That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2021/22 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

 

(a)  £900,262,388

(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) £577,373,520

(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) £322,888,868

(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) £1,721.91

(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

£

 

1,147.94

1,339.26

1,530.59

1,721.91

2,104.56

2,487.20

2,869.85

3,443.82

 

 

(e) £24,623,771

(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) £1,590.60

(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

£

 

1,060.40

1,237.13

1,413.87

1,590.60

1,944.07

2,297.53

2,651.00

3,181.20

 

 

 

 

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