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Declarations of Interest
Members are invited to declare any personal or disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting.
[If Councillors have any questions relating to predetermination, bias or interests in items on this Agenda, then please contact the Monitoring Officer in advance of the 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.
Council Tax Resolution 2017/18 PDF 70 KB
Report of COP Lead Specialist Finance
Consideration was given to a report that calculated and set out the Council Tax for 2017/18, 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.
Members considered the detail of the report and the COP Lead Finance brought the key elements to Members attention.
During discussion, one Member raised concerns over variations in town and parish council precepts. Whilst the District Council had no control over the setting of town and parish council precepts, he found the significant variations difficult to accept.
It was then:
1. That it be noted that in December 2016 the Senior Leadership Team, under delegated authority from full Council, approved the Council Tax Base for the year 2017/18
2. That the Council Tax requirement for South Hams District Council’s own purposes for 2017/18 (excluding Parish precepts) is calculated at £5,809,541 (Appendix B).
3. That the following amounts are calculated by the Council for the year 2017/18 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Localism Act 2011 (Appendix B):