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The minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 12th February 2020 were submitted.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 12th February 2020 be approved as a correct record.
The Executive Director, Finance and Resources introduced the item which was seeking the approval of the appropriate formal resolutions to determine the levels of Council Tax for 2020/21, taking into account the requirements of this Council, Worcestershire County Council, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Authority and the various Parish Councils.
It was noted that, whilst the figures quoted within the report had not changed at all, the cross references to the Medium Term Financial Plan were incorrect, as the report had been considered at the Cabinet meeting on 15th January. Revised recommendations were therefore tabled at the meeting and would be attached to these minutes for ease of reference. It was also highlighted that at 3.3 of the report the figure quoted should be £1,875.28 and not £1,809.56 as stated.
2.1 At the Cabinet meeting held on 15th January 2020 the calculated Council Tax Base 2020/21 was approved as:
(a) for the whole Council area as 37,208.98 [Item T in th formula in Section 31B of the Local Government Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”)]; and
(b) for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish precept relates the amounts as shown in Column 4 of the attached Schedule 1.
2.2.1 The calculation of the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2020/21 (excluding Parish precepts) as £8,483,805.00.
2.2.2 That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2020/21 in accordance with sections 31 to 36 of the Act:
(a) £42,619,245 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A (2) of the Act (taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils) (i.e. Gross expenditure)
(b) £33,183,608 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A (3) of the Act. (i.e. Gross income)
(c) £9,435,442 being the amount by which the aggregate of 2.2.2 (a) above exceeds the aggregate at 2.2.2 (b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31A (4) of the Act, as its Council Tax requirement for the year. (Item R in the formula in Section 31B of the Act).
(d) £253.58 being the amount at 2.2.2 (c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (2.1.(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish precepts).
(e) £951,832 being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish precepts) referred to in Section 34 (1) of the Act (as per the attached Schedule 3).
(f) £228.00 being the amount at 2.2.2 (d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 2.2.2 (e) above by Item T (2.1.(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34 (2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those ... view the full minutes text for item 79/19