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Calculation of Council Tax Base for 2020-21

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the Council’s Council Tax Base for 2020-21


RESOLVED:  That the information given in this report be considered and that:


(a)          the band D equivalent number of taxable properties be calculated as shown in the officer report and in accordance with the Government regulations;


(b)          the provision for uncollectable amounts of Council Tax for 2020-2021 be agreed at 2% producing an expected collection rate of 98%;


(c)          subject to (a) & (b) above, a Council Tax Base for 2020-2021 of 87,667 Band D equivalent properties (being 89,456 x 98%) be approved, allowing for payment in lieu of Ministry of Defence properties.


Reason for Decision:  To fulfil the Council’s statutory obligation to set the Council Tax Base for 2020-2021.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Charlie Stewart

Publication date: 10/01/2020

Date of decision: 09/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 09/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/01/2020

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