Agenda and draft minutes

South Hams Council Tax Setting Panel
Friday, 22nd February, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Cary Room - Follaton House. View directions

Items
No. Item

CTSP.1/18

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;

 

Minutes:

CTSP.1/18     

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.

CTSP.2/18

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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  

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

CTSP.2/18     

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:

 

RESOLVED

 

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:

 

(a)   for the whole Council area as 38,179.72 in accordance with regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base)(England) Regulations 2012; and

(b)   for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish Precept relates in accordance with regulation 6 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base)(England) Regulations 2012 (as outlined at Appendix A of the presented agenda report);

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):

(a) £45,155,028

 

 

 

(b) £36,375,497

 

 

 

(c) £8,779,531

 

 

 

 

(d) 229.95

 

 

 

 

(e) £2,463,842 

 

 

(f) £165.42

 

 

 

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/Town Councils (Gross expenditure including parish precepts).

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A (3) of the Act (Total income including formula grant and council tax surplus).

 

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 31B of the Act) (Council tax requirement including parish precepts).

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