Venue: Cary Room - Follaton House. View directions
Declarations of Interest
Members are invited to declare any personal or disclosable pecuniary interest, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;
Members were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered during the course of the meeting but none was made.
To consider a report that calculates and sets out the Council Tax having taken account of the precepts notified to the Council from Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, Devon and Somerset Fire Authority and the Town and Parish Councils
Consideration was given to a report that calculated and set out the Council Tax for 2019/20, having taken into account the precepts as notified from Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority, and the Town and Parish Councils.
The Strategic Lead Finance advised by email in advance of the meeting to ask Members to note that whilst the report stated in para 2.2 (iii) that the Police and Crime Panel met on 8 February 2019 to set the precept, they did in fact meet to discuss the Police and Crime Commissioner’s budget and Council Tax precept, which the Panel duly supported.
Members considered the detail of the report. During discussion, one Member stated that the Panel should write to central government and the two local MPs, reminding them of the impact of the level of reduction in funding borne by the district council over the last four years, and that now enough was enough. It was PROPOSED, SECONDED and on being put to the vote CARRIED, that an additional recommendation be included that such a letter be written.
It was then:
1. That it be noted that, in December 2018, the Senior Leadership Team, under delegated authority from full Council, approved the Council Tax Base for the year 2019/20:
2. That the Council Tax requirement for South Hams District Council’s own purposes for 2019/20 (excluding Parish precepts) is calculated at £6,315,689 (as outlined at Appendix B of the presented agenda report);
3. That the following amounts are calculated by the Council for the year 2019/20 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Localism Act 2011 (as outlined at Appendix B of the presented agenda report):