Decision details

Calculation of Council Tax Base for 2021-2022

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the Council’s Business Rates Retention amount for 2021-22



Having considered the information set out in the report, Cabinet




(1)          in accordance with the Government regulations, the calculation of band D equivalent number of taxable properties as set out in the officer report, be approved;


(2)          the provision for uncollectable amounts of Council Tax for 2021-2022 be agreed at 2%, producing an expected collection rate of 98%;


(3)          subject to (a) & (b) above, a Council Tax Base for 2021-2022 of 87,387Band D equivalent properties (being 89,171 x 98%), allowing for payment in lieu of Ministry of Defence properties, be approved;


(4)          that having agreed that no review of the local Council Tax Scheme (CTS), was required, the continuation of the existing CTS scheme, as previously adopted by Full Council, for the 2021/22 financial year, be approved.


Reason for Decision:  To fulfil the Council’s statutory obligation to set the Council Tax Base for 2021-2022.


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: 18/12/2020

Date of decision: 17/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 17/12/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/12/2020

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