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Council Tax Base 2019- 20

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and a presentation by the non-voting job

share Cabinet Member for Finance, Skills and Jobs, Councillor Amanda De

Ryk, and a member of the public, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed that:

 

(1) the Council Tax Base calculation for 2019/20, as set out in the annual

Council Tax Base government return, attached at Appendix A be noted;

 

(2) Council be recommended to agree a Council Tax Base of 88,405.1 Band

D equivalent properties for 2019/20;

 

(3) Council be recommended to agree a budgeted Council Tax collection rate

of 97.0%;

 

(4) Council be recommended to approve the continuation of the discretionary

Council Tax discount of 100% for care leavers up to the age of 25;

 

(5) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of a 0%

discount for second homes for 2018/19 be continued for 2019/20;

 

(6) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of a 0%

discount for empty homes Class A (an empty property undergoing structural

alteration or major repair to make it habitable) be continued, as set out in

section six of this report;

 

(7) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of a 100%

discount awarded for a period of four weeks and then a 0% discount

thereafter, for empty homes – Class C (a substantially empty and unfurnished

property) be continued;

 

(8) Council be recommended to agree that the existing policy of an empty

homes premium in respect of long term empty properties is increased to

100%, as set out in section six of this report;

 

(9) the proposed 2019/20 National Non Domestic Rate (NNDR) estimated net

yield of £67.4m, based on current information available, be noted;

 

(10) Council be recommended to agree to delegate the approval of the final

2019/20 NNDR1 form to the Interim S151 Officer for submission by the

deadline of 31st January 2019.

Publication date: 17/01/2019

Date of decision: 16/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2019 - Mayor and Cabinet

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