Agenda item

Council Tax 2020 / 21

Minutes:

The Chairman drew Members’ attention to a revised report and appendices which had been circulated prior to the meeting.  The Interim Section 151 Officer advised that the columns labels for the table at paragraph 3.5 of the revised report should read A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H.  This was noted.

 

The Chairman informed the Council that in accordance with Procedure Rule 13 (5) this decision required a recorded vote.  He then put the recommendations as set out in the revised report to the Council and the voting was as follows:

 

For the recommendations:

Councillors E L Bamford, M G Bassenger, B S Beale, V J Bell, R G Boyce, Mrs P A Channer, R P F Dewick, M R Edwards, J L Fleming, A S Fluker, B E Harker, M S Heard, M W Helm, A J Hull, K W Jarvis, J V Keyes, K M H Lagan, C Mayes, C P Morley, S P Nunn, Mrs N G F Shaughnessy, R H Siddall, N Skeens, W Stamp, J Stilts, C Swain, Mrs M E Thompson and Miss S White.

 

Against the recommendations:

Councillor C Morris.

 

RESOLVED

 

(i)              that Maldon District Council’s Council Tax Requirement for 2020 / 21 is set at £5,078,378;

 

(ii)            that the Maldon District Council’s Band D Council Tax (excluding Parish precepts) is set at £202.40, reflecting an increase of £5.00, all other bands being determined in accordance with the relevant Sections of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended;

 

(iii)          that the precept demands and level of Band D Council Tax of the Essex County Council, the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority for both Police and Fire, and the various Parish Councils within the District be determined as set out in the report, all other bands being determined in accordance with the relevant Sections of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended;

 

(iv)           that the Council agrees the following:

 

1.       That it be noted that at its meeting on 19 December 2019 the Council calculated its Council Tax Base for the year 2020/21:

 

(a)     for the whole district as 25,090.8 [Item T in the formula in Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (the Act), as amended by the Localism Act 2011; and

 

(b)    for dwellings in those parts of its district to which a Parish precept relates as listed below:

Althorne

523.3

Asheldham

61.8

Bradwell-on-Sea

337.6

Burnham-on-Crouch

3,288.3

Cold Norton

499.2

Dengie

49.4

Goldhanger

311.6

Great Braxted

178.7

Great Totham

1,274.2

Hazeleigh

57.2

Heybridge

2,781.6

Heybridge Basin

280.3

Langford

85.3

Latchingdon

478.5

Little Braxted

84.8

Little Totham

193.4

Maldon

5,430.2

Mayland

1,487.7

Mundon

146.8

North Fambridge

410.0

Purleigh

567.6

Southminster

1,544.8

St. Lawrence

596.6

Steeple

193.1

Stow Maries

84.3

Tillingham

402.0

Tollesbury

1,013.2

Tolleshunt D'arcy

443.3

Tolleshunt Knights

421.3

Tolleshunt Major

277.2

Ulting

68.8

Wickham Bishops

994.6

Woodham Mortimer

253.2

Woodham Walter

270.9

Total

25,090.8

 

2.       Calculate that the Council Tax Requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2020/21 (excluding Parish precepts) is £5,078,378

 

3.       That the following amounts be calculated by the Council for the year 2020/21 in accordance with new Sections 31 to 36 of the Act as amended:

(a)     £33,044,385           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 (i.e. gross expenditure including Parish precepts)

 

(b)     £26,403,879           being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act (i.e. gross income including government grants)

 

(c)     £6,640,506            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) (i.e. Council Tax Requirement including Parish precepts).

(d)     £264.66                  being the amount at 3(c) above (Item R) divided by the amount at 1(a) above (Item T), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (i.e. average Band D Council Tax including Parish precepts)

 

(e)     £1,562,128             being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act (i.e. Parish Council precepts)

 

(f)     £202.40                  being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above by Item T (1(a) 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 special item relates (i.e. District Council Band D Council Tax excluding Parish precepts).

 

(g)     Basic Amount of Council Tax by Parish 2020 / 21

 

Town/Parish

Local Precept

Town/Parish Band D

District + Town/Parish Band D

Althorne

18,000.00

34.40

236.80

Asheldham

3,437.35

55.62

258.02

Bradwell-on-Sea

27,000.00

79.98

282.38

Burnham-on-Crouch

203,441.00

61.87

264.27

Cold Norton

31,083.00

62.27

264.67

Dengie

2,747.65

55.62

258.02

Goldhanger

8,850.00

28.40

230.80

Great Braxted

8,160.00

45.66

248.06

Great Totham

19,572.00

15.36

217.76

Hazeleigh

882.14

15.42

217.82

Heybridge

210,000.00

75.50

277.90

Heybridge Basin

24,374.00

86.96

289.36

Langford

4,985.00

58.44

260.84

Latchingdon

50,000.00

104.49

306.89

Little Braxted

3,950.00

46.58

248.98

Little Totham

8,200.00

42.40

244.80

Maldon

385,170.00

70.93

273.33

Mayland

99,256.00

66.72

269.12

Mundon

4,750.00

32.36

234.76

North Fambridge

15,310.00

37.34

239.74

Purleigh

42,000.00

74.00

276.40

Southminster

140,990.00

91.27

293.67

St. Lawrence

24,570.00

41.18

243.58

Steeple

8,915.00

46.17

248.57

Stow Maries

6,500.00

77.11

279.51

Tillingham

35,000.00

87.06

289.46

Tollesbury

85,204.00

84.09

286.49

Tolleshunt D'arcy

21,515.24

48.53

250.93

Tolleshunt Knights

9,500.00

22.55

224.95

Tolleshunt Major

8,400.00

30.30

232.70

Ulting

3,295.00

47.89

250.29

Wickham Bishops

20,276.00

20.39

222.79

Woodham Mortimer

3,904.86

15.42

217.82

Woodham Walter

22,890.00

84.50

286.90

 

being the amounts given by adding to the amount at 3(f) above, the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Councils area mentioned above divided in each case by the amount at 1(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(3) of the Act, as the basic amounts of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate.

 

(h)       Calculation of Basic Amounts of Council Tax by Parish for Different Valuation Bands

 

PARISH

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

Althorne

157.86

184.18

210.49

236.80

289.42

342.05

394.66

473.60

Asheldham

172.01

200.68

229.35

258.02

315.36

372.70

430.03

516.04

Bradwell-on-Sea

188.25

219.63

251.00

282.38

345.13

407.89

470.63

564.76

Burnham-on-Crouch

176.18

205.54

234.91

264.27

323.00

381.73

440.45

528.54

Cold Norton

176.44

205.85

235.26

264.67

323.49

382.31

441.11

529.34

Dengie

172.01

200.68

229.35

258.02

315.36

372.70

430.03

516.04

Goldhanger

153.86

179.51

205.15

230.80

282.09

333.38

384.66

461.60

Great Braxted

165.37

192.93

220.50

248.06

303.19

358.31

413.43

496.12

Great Totham

145.17

169.37

193.56

217.76

266.15

314.55

362.93

435.52

Hazeleigh

145.21

169.41

193.62

217.82

266.23

314.63

363.03

435.64

Heybridge

185.26

216.14

247.02

277.90

339.66

401.42

463.16

555.80

Heybridge Basin

192.90

225.06

257.21

289.36

353.66

417.97

482.26

578.72

Langford

173.89

202.87

231.86

260.84

318.81

376.77

434.73

521.68

Latchingdon

204.59

238.69

272.79

306.89

375.09

443.29

511.48

613.78

Little Braxted

165.98

193.65

221.31

248.98

304.31

359.64

414.96

497.96

Little Totham

163.20

190.40

217.60

244.80

299.20

353.60

408.00

489.60

Maldon

182.22

212.59

242.96

273.33

334.07

394.81

455.55

546.66

Mayland

179.41

209.31

239.22

269.12

328.93

388.73

448.53

538.24

Mundon

156.50

182.59

208.67

234.76

286.93

339.10

391.26

469.52

North Fambridge

159.82

186.46

213.10

239.74

293.02

346.30

399.56

479.48

Purleigh

184.26

214.98

245.69

276.40

337.82

399.25

460.66

552.80

Southminster

195.78

228.41

261.04

293.67

358.93

424.19

489.45

587.34

St. Lawrence

162.38

189.45

216.51

243.58

297.71

351.84

405.96

487.16

Steeple

165.71

193.33

220.95

248.57

303.81

359.05

414.28

497.14

Stow Maries

186.34

217.39

248.45

279.51

341.63

403.74

465.85

559.02

Tillingham

192.97

225.13

257.30

289.46

353.79

418.11

482.43

578.92

Tollesbury

190.99

222.82

254.66

286.49

350.16

413.82

477.48

572.98

Tolleshunt D'arcy

167.28

195.17

223.05

250.93

306.69

362.46

418.21

501.86

Tolleshunt Knights

149.96

174.96

199.95

224.95

274.94

324.93

374.91

449.90

Tolleshunt Major

155.13

180.99

206.84

232.70

284.41

336.13

387.83

465.40

Ulting

166.86

194.67

222.48

250.29

305.91

361.53

417.15

500.58

Wickham Bishops

148.52

173.28

198.03

222.79

272.30

321.81

371.31

445.58

Woodham Mortimer

145.21

169.41

193.62

217.82

266.23

314.63

363.03

435.64

Woodham Walter

191.26

223.14

255.02

286.90

350.66

414.42

478.16

573.80

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at 3(g) above by the number which, in the proportion set out in Section 5(1) of the Act, is applicable to dwellings listed in a particular valuation band, divided by the number which in that proportion is applicable to dwellings listed in valuation Band D, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 36(1) of the Act, as the amounts to be taken into account for the year, in respect of categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands.

 

4.     That it be noted for the year 2020/21 the major precepting authorities have issued precepts to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, for each category of dwellings in the Council’s area as indicated in the table below:

Precepting Authority

Valuation Bands

Essex County Council

A

£880.74

E

£1,614.69

B

£1,027.53

F

£1,908.27

C

£1,174.32

G

£2,201.85

D

£1,321.11

H

£2,642.22

Essex PFCC F&RA

A

£132.42

E

£242.77

Essex Police and

B

£154.49

F

£286.91

Crime Commissioner

C

£176.56

G

£331.05

 

D

£198.63

H

£397.26

Essex PFCC F&RA

A

£49.26

E

£90.31

Essex Fire and Rescue Authority

B

£57.47

F

£106.73

C

£65.68

G

£123.15

 

D

£73.89

H

£147.78

 

5.    That, having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 3(h) and 4 above, the Council, in accordance with Sections 30 and 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended, hereby sets the following amounts as the amounts of Council Tax for the year 2020/21 for each part of its area and for each of the categories of dwelling shown in Table A attached.

6.    Determines that the Council’s basic amount of Council Tax for 2020 / 21 is not excessive in accordance with the principles approved under Section 52ZB of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended.

 

As the billing authority, the Council has not been notified by a major precepting authority that its relevant basic amount of Council Tax for 2020/21 is excessive and that the billing authority is not required to hold a referendum in accordance with Section 52ZK of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended.

 

TABLE A

 

 

Total Council Tax Amounts (£) by Band and Area 2020/21

 

 

Parish/Area

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

Althorne

1,220.28

1,423.67

1,627.05

1,830.43

2,237.19

2,643.96

3,050.71

3,660.86

Asheldham

1,234.43

1,440.17

1,645.91

1,851.65

2,263.13

2,674.61

3,086.08

3,703.30

Bradwell-on-Sea

1,250.67

1,459.12

1,667.56

1,876.01

2,292.90

2,709.80

3,126.68

3,752.02

Burnham-on-Crouch

1,238.60

1,445.03

1,651.47

1,857.90

2,270.77

2,683.64

3,096.50

3,715.80

Cold Norton

1,238.86

1,445.34

1,651.82

1,858.30

2,271.26

2,684.22

3,097.16

3,716.60

Dengie

1,234.43

1,440.17

1,645.91

1,851.65

2,263.13

2,674.61

3,086.08

3,703.30

Goldhanger

1,216.28

1,419.00

1,621.71

1,824.43

2,229.86

2,635.29

3,040.71

3,648.86

Great Braxted

1,227.79

1,432.42

1,637.06

1,841.69

2,250.96

2,660.22

3,069.48

3,683.38

Great Totham

1,207.59

1,408.86

1,610.12

1,811.39

2,213.92

2,616.46

3,018.98

3,622.78

Hazeleigh

1,207.63

1,408.90

1,610.18

1,811.45

2,214.00

2,616.54

3,019.08

3,622.90

Heybridge

1,247.68

1,455.63

1,663.58

1,871.53

2,287.43

2,703.33

3,119.21

3,743.06

Heybridge Basin

1,255.32

1,464.55

1,673.77

1,882.99

2,301.43

2,719.88

3,138.31

3,765.98

Langford

1,236.31

1,442.36

1,648.42

1,854.47

2,266.58

2,678.68

3,090.78

3,708.94

Latchingdon

1,267.01

1,478.18

1,689.35

1,900.52

2,322.86

2,745.20

3,167.53

3,801.04

Little Braxted

1,228.40

1,433.14

1,637.87

1,842.61

2,252.08

2,661.55

3,071.01

3,685.22

Little Totham

1,225.62

1,429.89

1,634.16

1,838.43

2,246.97

2,655.51

3,064.05

3,676.86

Maldon

1,244.64

1,452.08

1,659.52

1,866.96

2,281.84

2,696.72

3,111.60

3,733.92

Parish/Area

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

Mayland

1,241.83

1,448.80

1,655.78

1,862.75

2,276.70

2,690.64

3,104.58

3,725.50

Mundon

1,218.92

1,422.08

1,625.23

1,828.39

2,234.70

2,641.01

3,047.31

3,656.78

North Fambridge

1,222.24

1,425.95

1,629.66

1,833.37

2,240.79

2,648.21

3,055.61

3,666.74

Purleigh

1,246.68

1,454.47

1,662.25

1,870.03

2,285.59

2,701.16

3,116.71

3,740.06

Southminster

1,258.20

1,467.90

1,677.60

1,887.30

2,306.70

2,726.10

3,145.50

3,774.60

St. Lawrence

1,224.80

1,428.94

1,633.07

1,837.21

2,245.48

2,653.75

3,062.01

3,674.42

Steeple

1,228.13

1,432.82

1,637.51

1,842.20

2,251.58

2,660.96

3,070.33

3,684.40

Stow Maries

1,248.76

1,456.88

1,665.01

1,873.14

2,289.40

2,705.65

3,121.90

3,746.28

Tillingham

1,255.39

1,464.62

1,673.86

1,883.09

2,301.56

2,720.02

3,138.48

3,766.18

Tollesbury

1,253.41

1,462.31

1,671.22

1,880.12

2,297.93

2,715.73

3,133.53

3,760.24

TolleshuntD'arcy

1,229.70

1,434.66

1,639.61

1,844.56

2,254.46

2,664.37

3,074.26

3,689.12

Tolleshunt Knights

1,212.38

1,414.45

1,616.51

1,818.58

2,222.71

2,626.84

3,030.96

3,637.16

Tolleshunt Major

1,217.55

1,420.48

1,623.40

1,826.33

2,232.18

2,638.04

3,043.88

3,652.66

Ulting

1,229.28

1,434.16

1,639.04

1,843.92

2,253.68

2,663.44

3,073.20

3,687.84

Wickham Bishops

1,210.94

1,412.77

1,614.59

1,816.42

2,220.07

2,623.72

3,027.36

3,632.84

Woodham Mortimer

1,207.63

1,408.90

1,610.18

1,811.45

2,214.00

2,616.54

3,019.08

3,622.90

Woodham Walter

1,253.68

1,462.63

1,671.58

1,880.53

2,298.43

2,716.33

3,134.21

3,761.06

 

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