Agenda item

Council Tax 2019 / 20

Minutes:

The Council considered the report of the Director of Resources setting out the total amount to be raised from Council Tax for the forthcoming year.  This was known as the Council Tax precept (Council Tax Requirement) for Maldon District Council and formed part of the funding that supported the services provided by the Council.

 

Members were advised that this report took into account the precepts for the whole of the District and legislation set out the way that the resolution should occur.

 

The Chairman informed the Council that in accordance with Procedure Rule 13 (5) this decision required a recorded vote.  Councillor D M Sismey proposed that the recommendations as set out in the report be agreed and this was duly seconded.  The Chairman put this proposal to the Council and the voting was as follows:

 

For the recommendation:

Councillors J P R Archer, E L Bamford, Miss A M Beale, B S Beale, R G Boyce, Mrs P A Channer, R P F Dewick, I E Dobson, M F L Durham, P G L Elliott, A S Fluker, Mrs B D Harker, B E Harker, M S Heard, M W Helm, Miss M R Lewis, R Pratt, N R Pudney, Mrs N G F Shaughnessy, Rev. A E J Shrimpton, D M Sismey, A K M St. Joseph, and Mrs M E Thompson

 

Against the recommendation: None.

 

Abstention: Councillor H M Bass.

 

The recommendations were therefore agreed.

 

RESOLVED

 

(i)              Council Tax Requirement for 2019 / 20 is set at £4,843,493;

 

(ii)            that the Maldon District Council’s Band D Council Tax (excluding Parish precepts) is set at £197.40, reflecting an increase of £4.43, 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 it be noted that at its meeting on 20 December 2018 the Council calculated its Council Tax Base for the year 2019 / 20.

 

(a)     for the whole district as 24,536.1 [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

520.8

Asheldham

60.8

Bradwell-on-Sea

339.9

Burnham-on-Crouch

3,149.5

Cold Norton

488.6

Dengie

49.0

Goldhanger

306.4

Great Braxted

181.2

Great Totham

1,266.2

Hazeleigh

55.7

Heybridge

2,904.3

Langford

84.3

Latchingdon

431.4

Little Braxted

84.8

Little Totham

190.9

Maldon

5,290.9

Mayland

1,484.8

Mundon

147.2

North Fambridge

405.6

Purleigh

565.8

Southminster

1,527.6

St. Lawrence

590.5

Steeple

194.0

Stow Maries

86.1

Tillingham

403.9

Tollesbury

1,009.7

TolleshuntD'arcy

439.9

Tolleshunt Knights

421.1

Tolleshunt Major

272.8

Ulting

66.9

Wickham Bishops

994.1

Woodham Mortimer

251.8

Woodham Walter

269.6

 

24,536.1

 

(v)            that the Council Tax Requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2019 / 20 (excluding Parish precepts) is £4,843,397

 

(vi)          that the following amounts be calculated by the Council for the year 2019 / 20 in accordance with new Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

(a)     £31,756,361      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)     £25,449,782      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)     £6,306,578        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)     £257.03             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)     £1,463,085        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)     £197.40             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 2019 / 20

 

Town/Parish

Local Precept

Town/Parish Band D

District + Town/Parish Band D

Althorne

18,000.00

34.56

231.96

Asheldham

3,261.49

53.64

251.04

Bradwell-on-Sea

25,000.00

73.55

270.95

Burnham-on-Crouch

188,000.00

59.69

257.09

Cold Norton

27,700.00

56.69

254.09

Dengie

2,628.51

53.64

251.04

Goldhanger

8,600.00

28.07

225.47

Great Braxted

8,000.00

44.15

241.55

Great Totham

19,449.00

15.36

212.76

Hazeleigh

788.31

14.15

211.55

Heybridge

200,000.00

68.86

266.26

Langford

4,707.00

55.84

253.24

Latchingdon

44,000.00

101.99

299.39

Little Braxted

3,600.00

42.45

239.85

Little Totham

7,200.00

37.72

235.12

Maldon

366,579.00

69.28

266.68

Mayland

97,310.00

65.54

262.94

Mundon

4,750.00

32.27

229.67

North Fambridge

15,440.00

38.07

235.47

Purleigh

40,000.00

70.70

268.10

Southminster

140,990.00

92.30

289.70

St. Lawrence

22,510.00

38.12

235.52

Steeple

8,500.00

43.81

241.21

Stow Maries

6,500.00

75.49

272.89

Tillingham

35,000.00

86.66

284.06

Tollesbury

82,680.90

81.89

279.29

Tolleshunt D'arcy

20,530.24

46.67

244.07

Tolleshunt Knights

9,000.00

21.37

218.77

Tolleshunt Major

8,400.00

30.79

228.19

Ulting

3,188.00

47.65

245.05

Wickham Bishops

16,928.00

17.03

214.43

Woodham Mortimer

3,563.69

14.15

211.55

Woodham Walter

20,281.00

75.23

272.63

 

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

154.64

180.41

206.19

231.96

283.51

335.05

386.60

463.92

Asheldham

167.36

195.25

223.15

251.04

306.83

362.61

418.40

502.08

Bradwell-on-Sea

180.63

210.74

240.85

270.95

331.16

391.37

451.58

541.90

Burnham-on-Crouch

171.39

199.96

228.53

257.09

314.22

371.35

428.48

514.18

Cold Norton

169.39

197.62

225.86

254.09

310.56

367.02

423.48

508.18

Dengie

167.36

195.25

223.15

251.04

306.83

362.61

418.40

502.08

Goldhanger

150.31

175.36

200.42

225.47

275.58

325.68

375.78

450.94

Great Braxted

161.03

187.87

214.71

241.55

295.23

348.90

402.58

483.10

Great Totham

141.84

165.48

189.12

212.76

260.04

307.32

354.60

425.52

Hazeleigh

141.03

164.54

188.05

211.55

258.56

305.57

352.58

423.10

Heybridge

177.51

207.09

236.68

266.26

325.43

384.59

443.77

532.52

Langford

168.83

196.96

225.11

253.24

309.52

365.79

422.07

506.48

Latchingdon

199.59

232.86

266.13

299.39

365.92

432.45

498.98

598.78

Little Braxted

159.90

186.55

213.20

239.85

293.15

346.45

399.75

479.70

Little Totham

156.75

182.87

209.00

235.12

287.37

339.61

391.87

470.24

Maldon

177.79

207.41

237.05

266.68

325.95

385.20

444.47

533.36

Mayland

175.29

204.51

233.73

262.94

321.37

379.80

438.23

525.88

Mundon

153.11

178.63

204.15

229.67

280.71

331.74

382.78

459.34

North Fambridge

156.98

183.14

209.31

235.47

287.80

340.12

392.45

470.94

Purleigh

178.73

208.52

238.31

268.10

327.68

387.25

446.83

536.20

Southminster

193.13

225.32

257.51

289.70

354.08

418.45

482.83

579.40

St. Lawrence

157.01

183.18

209.35

235.52

287.86

340.19

392.53

471.04

Steeple

160.81

187.60

214.41

241.21

294.82

348.41

402.02

482.42

Stow Maries

181.93

212.24

242.57

272.89

333.54

394.17

454.82

545.78

Tillingham

189.37

220.93

252.50

284.06

347.19

410.31

473.43

568.12

Tollesbury

186.19

217.22

248.26

279.29

341.36

403.42

465.48

558.58

Tolleshunt D'arcy

162.71

189.83

216.95

244.07

298.31

352.54

406.78

488.14

Tolleshunt Knights

145.85

170.15

194.47

218.77

267.39

316.00

364.62

437.54

Tolleshunt Major

152.13

177.48

202.84

228.19

278.90

329.60

380.32

456.38

Ulting

163.37

190.59

217.83

245.05

299.51

353.96

408.42

490.10

Wickham Bishops

142.95

166.78

190.61

214.43

262.08

309.73

357.38

428.86

Woodham Mortimer

141.03

164.54

188.05

211.55

258.56

305.57

352.58

423.10

Woodham Walter

181.75

212.04

242.34

272.63

333.22

393.80

454.38

545.26

 

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.

 

(vii)        That it be noted for the year 2019 / 20 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:

(viii)       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 2019 / 20 for each part of its area and for each of the categories of dwelling shown in Table A overleaf.

 

TABLE A (DRAFT subject to final confirmation of precepts)

 

 

(ix)          that the Council’s basic amount of Council Tax for 2019 / 20 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 2019/20 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.

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