The Director of Strategic Resources submitted a report that set the Council Tax base for the financial year 2013/2014.
The starting point for the calculation of the 2013/2014 tax base was on the number of dwellings on the Valuation List, provided by the Valuation Officer. Each property band had been adjusted for the expected net increase to the list during 2013/2014. The figures were also adjusted for exempt dwellings and for dwellings subject to disabled relief, which was outlined in further detail within the report.
The regulations also required a Council Tax base to be calculated for parishes, and similar calculations have been made for the parishes of Nunthorpe and Stainton & Thornton, which was shown in further detail in Appendidix B and C respectively.
The billing authority needed to notify the major precepting authorities (Cleveland Police Authority and Cleveland Fire Authority) of its tax base within seven days of making the calculation, or no later than 31st January 2013.
There were no options discussed within the report.
the contents of the report be noted;
the Council Tax base for 2013/2014 as 30,171 be agreed;
the Council Tax bases for the parishes of Nunthorpe and Stainton & Thornton respectively for 2013/2014 as 1632 and 461 be agreed; and
the Police Authority, the Fire Authority and the Parish Councils be notified of the 2013/2014 Council Tax Base.
The decision was supported by the following reason:
The Local Government Finance Act 1992 requires a billing authority to calculate its Council Tax base for each financial year;
The method of calculation is specified in the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 1992, which requires the calculation to be approved before 31st January in the year preceding the relevant financial year; and
The tax base is used by the Government to calculate the Revenue Support Grant due to each authority, and as a base for local authorities to fix their actual Council Tax level.