Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Council Tax Setting Committee - Monday, 28th February, 2022 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, District Council Offices, Letchworth Garden City

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24.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Members are required to notify any substitutions by midday on the day of the meeting.

 

Late substitutions will not be accepted and Members attending as a substitute without having given the due notice will not be able to take part in the meeting.

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg.

Minutes:

Audio recording – 2:12

 

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg.

25.

MINUTES - 13 JANUARY 2022 pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To take as read and approve as a true record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on the

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 13 January 2022 be approved as a true record of the proceedings and be signed by the Chair.

Minutes:

Audio Recording – 2:20

 

Councillor Ian Albert proposed and Councillor Sam North seconded, and it was:

 

RESOLVED:That the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 13 January 2022 be approved as a true record of the proceedings and be signed by the Chair.

26.

NOTIFICATION OF OTHER BUSINESS

Members should notify the Chair of other business which they wish to be discussed at the end of either Part I or Part II business set out in the agenda. They must state the circumstances which they consider justify the business being considered as a matter of urgency.

 

The Chair will decide whether any item(s) raised will be considered.

Decision:

There was no other business notified.

Minutes:

Audio recording – 3:04

 

There was no other business notified.

27.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Members are reminded that any declarations of interest in respect of any business set out in the agenda, should be declared as either a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest or Declarable Interest and are required to notify the Chair of the nature of any interest declared at the commencement of the relevant item on the agenda.  Members declaring a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest must withdraw from the meeting for the duration of the item. Members declaring a Declarable Interest, wishing to exercise a ‘Councillor Speaking Right’, must declare this at the same time as the interest, move to the public area before speaking to the item and then must leave the room before the debate and vote.

Decision:

(1)   The Chair welcomed those present at the meeting, especially those who had attended to give a presentation;

 

(2)    The Chair advised that, in accordance with Council Policy, the meeting would be audio recorded;

 

(3)    The Chair drew attention to the item on the agenda front pages regarding Declarations of Interest and reminded Members that, in line with the Code of Conduct, any Declarations of Interest needed to be declared immediately prior to the item in question.

Minutes:

Audio recording – 3:09

 

(1)       The Chair welcomed those present at the meeting, especially those who had attended to give a presentation;

 

(2)       The Chair advised that, in accordance with Council Policy, the meeting would be audio recorded;

 

(3)       The Chair drew attention to the item on the agenda front pages regarding Declarations of Interest and reminded Members that, in line with the Code of Conduct, any Declarations of Interest needed to be declared immediately prior to the item in question.

28.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

To receive petitions, comments and questions from the public.

Decision:

There was no public participation at this meeting.

Minutes:

Audio recording – 3:32

 

There was no public participation at this meeting.

29.

COUNCIL TAX RESOLUTION 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 408 KB

REPORT OF THE SERVICE DIRECTOR - RESOURCES

To obtain approval for the Council Tax requirement and the overall Council Tax rates for the district of North Hertfordshire for 2022/23.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee:

 

(1)    Notes that at its meeting on 13 January 2022 the Council Tax Setting Committee confirmed the amount 49,964.80 as its Council Tax base for the year 2022/23 in accordance with regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 2012

 

(2)    That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for 2022/2023 in accordance with Sections 31A, 31B and 34 to 36 of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992

 

(3)    That it be noted that for 2022/2023 Hertfordshire County Council and the Hertfordshire Police & Crime Commissioner has stated the following amounts in precepts issued to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Act, for each of the categories of dwellings shown in the report.

 

(4)    That, having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 2.2(h) and 2.3 above, the Council, in accordance with Section 30(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets out the following provisional amounts as the amounts of Council Tax for 2022/2023 for each of the categories shown in the report.

 

REASON FOR DECISIONS:

 

(1)    The functions of the Council Tax Setting Committee are to set the Council Tax and to set the overall level of Council Tax for the following financial year, taking into account the precepts of all major and local precepting authorities.

 

(2)    The level of Council Tax Requirement has been considered necessary to meet the budgeting needs of the Council for 2022/23.

Minutes:

Audio Recording: 3:35

 

The Service Director – Resources presented the report entitled Council Tax Resolution 2022/23 along with Appendix A: Guide to the Council Tax Resolution.

 

The Service Director – Resources drew attention to points including:

 

·         The Addendum report attached to the agenda has been updated to include the Council Tax for Hertfordshire County Council;

·         The Committee is being asked the approve the various Council Tax rates as set out in subsections g and h of the attached report.

 

Councillor Ian Albert proposed, Councillor Claire Strong seconded and the vote was as follows:

 

VOTE TOTALS:

 

YES:                                                            4

ABSTAIN:                                                    0

NO:                                                              0

TOTAL:                                                        4

 

NUMBER OF DELEGATES PRESENT: 4

 

THE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS WERE AS FOLLOWS:

 

Cllr Claire Strong:                                           YES

Cllr Ian Albert:                                                 YES

Cllr Morgan Derbyshire:                                 YES

Cllr Sam North:                                               YES

 

Therefore it was:

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee:

 

1.1.        That it be noted that at its meeting on 13 January 2022 the Council Tax Setting Committee confirmed the amount 49,964.80 as its Council Tax base for the year 2022/2023 in accordance with regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) Regulations 2012 (the Regulations).

 

a)    49,964.80 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Regulations, as its Council Tax base for the year.

 

b)     

Parish/Town

Council Tax Base

Parish/Town

Council Tax Base

Ashwell

865.80

Langley

91.10

Barkway

421.90

Lilley

179.10

Barley

329.10

Nuthampstead

67.60

Bygrave

129.50

Offley

625.10

Caldecote and Newnham

50.70

Pirton

680.60

Clothall

84.80

Preston

223.70

Codicote

1648.50

Radwell

57.70

Graveley

173.30

Reed

163.70

Great Ashby

2041.70

Royston

6618.10

Hexton

66.00

Rushden and Wallington

202.70

Hinxworth

159.30

St Ippolyts

902.00

Holwell

157.90

St Pauls Walden

586.20

Ickleford

795.30

Sandon

246.10

Kelshall

76.50

Therfield

262.70

Kimpton

1053.60

Weston

438.20

Kings Walden

413.30

Wymondley

422.30

Knebworth

2006.80

 

Being the amounts calculated by the Council, in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Regulations, as the amounts of its Council Tax base for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate

 

c)    That it be noted that at its meeting on the 10 February 2022 the Council calculated the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2022/23 (excluding Parish precepts) as £12,247,871. As detailed in 2.2 (e) below the sum of special items is £1,277,296 and hence the total Council Tax requirement (including Parish precepts) is £13,525,167.

 

1.2.        That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for 2022/2023 in accordance with Sections 31A, 31B and 34 to 36 of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 (the Act):-

 

a)

£70,550,915

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2)(a) to (f) of the Act.

 

b)

£57,025,748

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) (a) to (d) of the Act.

 

c)

£13,525,167

being the amount by which the aggregate at (a) above exceeds the aggregate at (b) above, calculated by the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.