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Agenda Item No

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Cabinet Meeting: 29 November 2011

 

Report of the Leader

 

Council Tax Base 2012-13

 

Purpose of the Report

1.             To approve the council tax base for 2012-13

Recommendations

1.             That pursuant to this report and in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Tax Base) Regulations, the amount calculated by The Vale of Glamorgan Council as its Council Tax Base for the year 2012-13 shall be :-

·               For the whole area:  55,190

·               For the area of Town and Community Councils: 

Barry

18,641

Pendoylan

297

Colwinston

274

Penllyn

972

Cowbridge with Llanblethian

2,480

Peterston-Super-Ely

545

Dinas Powys

3,572

Rhoose

2,698

Ewenny

427

St. Athan

1,362

Llancarfan

447

St. Brides Major

1,112

Llandough

906

St. Donats

191

Llandow

423

St. Georges & St. Brides-Super-Ely

231

Llanfair

365

St. Nicholas & Bonvilston

531

Llangan

384

Sully

2,443

Llan-maes

242

Welsh St. Donats

307

Llantwit Major

3,982

Wenvoe

1,016

Michaelston

216

Wick

373

Penarth

10,753

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

1.             It is essential that the Council Tax Base is set in order that it can be submitted to WAG and used by Councils and levying bodies to set precepts.

Background

2.             The Council at its meeting on 7th December 2005 (min 669) agreed that the setting of the Council Tax base should be delegated to the Executive.

3.             The draft council tax base has been submitted to the Welsh Assembly Government in line with their initial deadline of 10th November 2011.  The figure needs to be confirmed by the Executive in order to meet the deadline of agreeing the final council tax base by 31st December 2011.  The final ratified tax base has to be returned to WAG by 3rd January 2012. 

4.             The Tax Base will be used by the Council to calculate the Council Tax for 2012-13, and by the South Wales Police Authority and levying bodies to apportion precepts from 1 April 2012.

Relevant Issues and Options

5.             The Tax Base is calculated as follows -

·               take the number of dwellings for the area in each valuation band;

·               adjust for estimated changes to the list in the year i.e. additions, reductions (including those for disabled adaptations), deletions and exemptions;

·               reduce by the estimated number discounts allowed, incorporating the policy on discounts for unoccupied properties;

·               convert each Band to a Band D equivalent by applying the appropriate multiplier e.g. for Band A multiply by 6 divide by 9;

·               sum the Band D equivalent of each band;

·               multiply this by the estimated collection rate;

·               add the Band D equivalent of Class O properties i.e. dwellings owned by Ministry of Defence.

6.             The following assumptions have been made -

·               the calculations are based on data available to the Council on     31st October 2011;

·               the collection rate will be 97%;

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment and Climate Change, if appropriate)

7.             The Council Tax base is used by the Welsh Assembly Government in determining the Revenue Support Grant settlement.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

8.             The calculation is in accordance with the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (Wales) Regulations 1995 (SI 1995/2561 as amended by SI 1999/2935 and the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) and Council Tax (Prescribed Classes of Dwellings) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2004).

Crime and Disorder Implications

9.             None.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

10.        None.

Corporate/Service Objectives

11.        The setting of the Council Tax Base supports the service objective of collecting revenues in respect of Council Tax.

Policy Framework and Budget

12.        Setting the council tax base has been delegated by the Council to the Executive under the Local Authorities Executive Arrangements (Functions and Responsibilities) (Wales) Regulations, 2004.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

13.        Setting the tax base is a technical exercise and has not been subject to consultation.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

14.        Corporate Resources

Background Papers

CT 1 return,

Letter from WAG October 2011 – Approval of the Council Tax Base

 

Contact Officer

Clive Teague

 

Officers Consulted

Revenues and Benefits Manager

Council Tax Manager

Principal Accountant

 

Responsible Officer:

Director of Finance ICT and Property

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