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Meeting of the Council held on 21/02/2006
COUNCIL TAX SETTING 2006/2007



APPENDIX A.5

WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

COUNCIL MEETING – 21ST FEBRUARY 2006
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Title:

COUNCIL TAX SETTING 2006/2007
[Wards Affected: All]
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Summary and Purpose

The purpose of this report is to enable the Council to make the necessary resolutions in relation to the setting of Council Tax for 2006/2007.

Waverley, as a billing authority for the purposes of Council Tax, is required to set its Council Tax before 11th March in the financial year preceding that for which the Council Tax is set. This report summarises all of the appropriate budgetary decisions that will have been taken to enable the level of Council Tax for 2006/2007 to be determined and specifies all of the individual levels of Council Tax for approval by the Council.

Additionally, for administrative purposes, Waverley’s Council Tax demand on the Collection Fund has been rounded to make it divisible by nine.
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Introduction

1. In setting the various Council Tax levels for 2006/2007 the Council must include all details of the precepting authorities’ requirements and have considered and, where necessary, approved the following items:

(a) the Council Tax base for 2006/2007

(b) the Capital Programme for 2006/2007

(c) the Revenue Estimates for 2006/2007

(d) the amount of redistributed National Non-Domestic Rates to be received; and

(e) the amount of Revenue Support Grant to be received (as adjusted in accordance with Section (4) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988).

Current Situation

2. At its meeting on 6th December 2005, and in accordance with the provisions of S84 of the Local Government Act 2003, the Executive approved the Council Tax base for Waverley and for each Town/Parish Council area for 2006/2007 totalling 53,131.4 Band D equivalents.

3. The Council, in approving Appendices A.1 and A.2, will have approved its Capital Programme and Revenue Estimates for 2006/2007.

4. The Surrey County Council precept requirement for 2006/2007 is 51,361,593

5. The Surrey Police Authority precept requirement for 2006/2007 is 8,674,232

6. Notifications of precept requirements have been received from all Town/Parish Councils and amount to 1,980,656

7. A statement showing the resultant Council Tax at Band D, incorporating an average Parish/Town council charge, is annexed.

8. It is now necessary to incorporate all the above-mentioned items in the calculation of the Council Tax levies and for the Council to pass the following recommendation in accordance with the requirements of Sections 32 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Council agrees the following resolutions:-

15.1 The following amounts having been calculated by the Council for the year 2006/2007 in accordance with the Regulations made under Section 33 (5) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 be approved:

(a) 53,131.4 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 1992 (as amended) as its Council Tax Base for the year;

(b) Part of the Council’s area - Band D Equivalents

Alfold 487.8being the amounts calculated by
Bramley 1,674.8the Council in accordance with
Busbridge 431.1Regulation 6 of the Regulations as
Chiddingfold 1,358.2the amounts of its Council Tax
Churt 647.7base for the year for dwellings in
Cranleigh 5,166.4those parts of its area to which
Dockenfield 219.0one or more special items relate.
Dunsfold 537.8
Elstead 1,192.6
Ewhurst 1,209.1
Farnham 16,716.3
Frensham 835.5
Godalming 8,846.1
Hambledon 430.5
Hascombe 164.4
Haslemere 7,283.9
Peper Harow 96.3
Thursley 350.2
Tilford 353.9
Witley 3,383.8
Wonersh 1,746.0
15.2 The following amounts have been calculated for the Council for 2006/2007 in accordance with Sections 32 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992:

(a) 48,540,306 being the aggregate of the amounts that the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32 (2) (a) to (e) of the Act;

(b) 33,199,650 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 32 (3) (a) to (c) of the Act;

(c) 15,340,656 being the amount by which the aggregate at (a) above exceeds the aggregate at (b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 32 (4) of the Act, as its budget requirement for the year;

(d) 5,810,984 being the aggregate of the sums that will be payable for the year into the Council’s General Fund in respect of redistributed non-domestic rates and revenue support grant, increased by the amount of the sum which the Council estimates will be transferred in the year from its Collection Fund to its General Fund in accordance with Section 97(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Council Tax surplus).

(e) 179.39 being the amount at (c) above less the amount at (d) above, all divided by the amount at 23.1(a) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 33 (1) of the Act and rounded for administrative purposes, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year;

(f) 1,987,166 being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in Section 34 (1) of the Act;

(g) 142.02 being the amount at (e) above less the result given by dividing the amount at (f) above by the amount at 23.1 (a) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with the Section 34 (2) of the Act and rounded for administrative purposes, 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;

(h) Part of Council’s area

Alfold
190.20
being the amounts given by adding
Bramley
162.26
to the amount at (g) above the
Busbridge
153.62
special item or items relating to
Chiddingfold
176.92
dwellings in those parts of the
Churt
186.84
Council’s area mentioned above
Cranleigh
180.79
divided in each case by the amount
Dockenfield
152.07
at 23.1 (b) above calculated by the
Dunsfold
182.00
Council, in accordance with Section
Elstead
166.61
34 (3) of the Act, as the basic
Ewhurst
179.16
amounts of its Council Tax for the
Farnham
189.95
year for dwellings in those parts of
Frensham
174.93
its area to which one or more special
Godalming
182.47
items relate.
Hambledon
163.45
Hascombe
181.56
Haslemere
167.63
Peper Harow
147.21
Thursley
164.45
Tilford
169.43
Witley
176.70
Wonersh
156.91
(I) Valuation Bands

Part of the
Band A
Band B
Band C
Band D
Band E
Band F
Band G
Band H
Council's Area
Alfold 126.80 147.93 169.07 190.20 232.47 274.73 317.00 380.40
Bramley 108.17 126.20 144.23 162.26 198.32 234.38 270.43 324.52
Busbridge 102.41 119.48 136.55 153.62 187.76 221.90 256.03 307.24
Chiddingfold 117.95 137.60 157.26 176.92 216.24 255.55 294.87 353.84
Churt 124.56 145.32 166.08 186.84 228.36 269.88 311.40 373.68
Cranleigh 120.53 140.61 160.70 180.79 220.97 261.14 301.32 361.58
Dockenfield 101.38 118.28 135.17 152.07 185.86 219.66 253.45 304.14
Dunsfold 121.33 141.56 161.78 182.00 222.44 262.89 303.33 364.00
Elstead 111.07 129.59 148.10 166.61 203.63 240.66 277.68 333.22
Ewhurst 119.44 139.35 159.25 179.16 218.97 258.79 298.60 358.32
Farnham 126.63 147.74 168.84 189.95 232.16 274.37 316.58 379.90
Frensham 116.62 136.06 155.49 174.93 213.80 252.68 291.55 349.86
Godalming 121.65 141.92 162.20 182.47 223.02 263.57 304.12 364.94
Hambledon 108.97 127.13 145.29 163.45 199.77 236.09 272.42 326.90
Hascombe 121.04 141.21 161.39 181.56 221.91 262.25 302.60 363.12
Haslemere 111.75 130.38 149.00 167.63 204.88 242.13 279.38 335.26
Peper Harow 98.14 114.50 130.85 147.21 179.92 212.64 245.35 294.42
Thursley 109.63 127.91 146.18 164.45 200.99 237.54 274.08 328.90
Tilford 112.95 131.78 150.60 169.43 207.08 244.73 282.38 338.86
Witley 117.80 137.43 157.07 176.70 215.97 255.23 294.50 353.40
Wonersh 104.61 122.04 139.48 156.91 191.78 226.65 261.52 313.82

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at (g) and (h) 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.

15.3 That it be noted that for 2006/2007 the Surrey County Council and the Surrey Police Authority have stated the following amounts in precepts issued to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, for each of the categories of dwellings shown below.

Valuation Bands

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
S.C.C.
644.46
751.87
859.28
966.69
1181.51
1396.33
1611.15
1933.38
Surrey Police
108.84
126.98
145.12
163.26
199.54
235.82
272.10
326.52

15.4 That, having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 23.2 (i) and 23.3 above, the Council, in accordance with Section 30 (2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the following amounts as the amounts of Council Tax for the financial year commencing on 1st April 2006
for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:-



Part of the
Council’s Area
Valuation Bands
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Alfold 880.10 1,026.78 1,173.47 1,320.15 1,613.52 1,906.88 2,200.25 2,640.30
      Bramley
861.47 1,005.05 1,148.63 1,292.21 1,579.37 1,866.53 2,153.68 2,584.42
      Busbridge
855.71 998.33 1,140.95 1,283.57 1,568.81 1,854.05 2,139.28 2,567.14
      Chiddingfold
871.25 1,016.45 1,161.66 1,306.87 1,597.29 1,887.70 2,178.12 2,613.74
      Churt
877.86 1,024.17 1,170.48 1,316.79 1,609.41 1,902.03 2,194.65 2,633.58
      Cranleigh
873.83 1,019.46 1,165.10 1,310.74 1,602.02 1,893.29 2,184.57 2,621.48
      Dockenfield
854.68 997.13 1,139.57 1,282.02 1,566.91 1,851.81 2,136.70 2,564.04
      Dunsfold
874.63 1,020.41 1,166.18 1,311.95 1,603.49 1,895.04 2,186.58 2,623.90
      Elstead
864.37 1,008.44 1,152.50 1,296.56 1,584.68 1,872.81 2,160.93 2,593.12
      Ewhurst
872.74 1,018.20 1,163.65 1,309.11 1,600.02 1,890.94 2,181.85 2,618.22
      Farnham
879.93 1,026.59 1,173.24 1,319.90 1,613.21 1,906.52 2,199.83 2,639.80
      Frensham
869.92 1,014.91 1,159.89 1,304.88 1,594.85 1,884.83 2,174.80 2,609.76
      Godalming
874.95 1,020.77 1,166.60 1,312.42 1,604.07 1,895.72 2,187.37 2,624.84
      Hambledon
862.27 1,005.98 1,149.69 1,293.40 1,580.82 1,868.24 2,155.67 2,586.80
      Hascombe
874.34 1,020.06 1,165.79 1,311.51 1,602.96 1,894.40 2,185.85 2,623.02
      Haslemere
865.05 1,009.23 1,153.40 1,297.58 1,585.93 1,874.28 2,162.63 2,595.16
      Peper Harow
851.44 993.35 1,135.25 1,277.16 1,560.97 1,844.79 2,128.60 2,554.32
      Thursley
862.93 1,006.76 1,150.58 1,294.40 1,582.04 1,869.69 2,157.33 2,588.80
      Tilford
866.25 1,010.63 1,155.00 1,299.38 1,588.13 1,876.88 2,165.63 2,598.76
      Witley
871.10 1,016.28 1,161.47 1,306.65 1,597.02 1,887.38 2,177.75 2,613.30
Wonersh 857.91 1,000.89 1,143.88 1,286.86 1,572.83 1,858.80 2,144.77 2,573.72


Background Papers (DoF)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.



Comms/council/2005-06/076