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General Fund Budget and Council Tax 2020/21

This report concludes the budget setting process for 2020/21. It sets out recommendations for setting the council tax after taking into account the district’s council tax requirement (including town and parish council requirements and special expenses in respect of the Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Grounds Charity), the precepts of Kent County Council, the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner and the Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Service.

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This report concludes the budget setting process for 2020/21. It sets out recommendations for setting the council tax after taking into account the district’s council tax requirement (including town and parish council requirements and special expenses in respect of the Folkestone Parks and Pleasure Grounds Charity), the precepts of Kent County Council, the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner and the Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Service.

 

Proposed by Councillor Monk,

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Hollingsbee; and

 

RESOLVED:

1.         That report A/19/29 be received and noted.

2.         That the District Council’s budget for 2020/21 as presented in Appendix 1 to the report and the Council Tax requirement for 2020/21 be approved, to be met from the Collection Fund, of £13,044,673.

3.         That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2020/21 in accordance with sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (the Act):

a)    £105,350,102 – 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 (as in Appendix 2).

b)    £92,305,429 – 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 (as in Appendix 2).

c)    £13,044,673 – being the amount by which the aggregate at 3(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 3(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act, as its council tax requirement for the year (as in Appendix 2).

d)    £333.55 – being the amount at 3(c) above divided by the tax base of 39,109.15 calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its council tax for the year.

e)    £3,104,691 – being the aggregate of all special items (including parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act.

f)     £254.16 - being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above by the tax base of 39,109.15 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 parts of its area to which no special item relates, ie Old Romney and Snargate.

g)    Part of the Council’s area

 

Folkestone

 348.59

Being the amounts given by adding to the amount at 3(f) above the special items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council area mentioned here divided in each case by the appropriate tax base calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(3) of the Act, as the basic amounts of its council tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate.

 

Sandgate

329.90

 

Hythe

312.32

 

Lydd

315.69

 

New Romney

385.24

 

 

 

 

Acrise

256.45

 

Elham

312.54

 

Elmsted

271.67

 

Hawkinge

362.41

 

Lyminge

301.24

 

Lympne

304.49

 

Monks Horton

263.57

 

Newington

301.17

 

Paddlesworth

265.04

 

Postling

282.25

 

Saltwood

279.20

 

Sellindge

326.09

 

Stanford

295.32

 

StellingMinnis

275.61

 

Stowting

270.66

 

Swingfield

307.23

 

 

 

 

Brenzett

299.02

 

Brookland

326.22

 

Burmarsh

288.56

 

Dymchurch

316.87

 

Ivychurch

305.19

 

Newchurch

290.53

 

Old Romney

254.16

 

St Mary in the Marsh

294.73

 

Snargate

254.16


(h) Part of the Council’s area                                                        Valuation Bands

 

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Parish

 

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folkestone

 

 232.39

 271.12

 309.86

 348.59

 426.05

 503.52

 580.98

 697.18

Sandgate

 

 219.93

 256.59

 293.25

 329.90

 403.21

 476.52

 549.83

 659.80

Hythe

 

 208.21

 242.91

 277.61

 312.32

 381.72

 451.12

 520.53

 624.64

Lydd

 

 210.46

 245.54

 280.61

 315.69

 385.84

 456.00

 526.15

 631.38

New Romney

 

 256.83

 299.63

 342.44

 385.24

 470.85

 556.46

 642.07

 770.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrise

 

 170.97

 199.46

 227.96

 256.45

 313.44

 370.43

 427.42

 512.90

Elham

 

 208.36

 243.08

 277.81

 312.54

 381.99

 451.44

 520.89

 625.08

Elmsted

 

 181.11

 211.30

 241.48

 271.67

 332.04

 392.41

 452.78

 543.34

Hawkinge

 

 241.61

 281.87

 322.14

 362.41

 442.94

 523.48

 604.01

 724.82

Lyminge

 

 200.83

 234.30

 267.77

 301.24

 368.18

 435.12

 502.07

 602.48

Lympne

 

 202.99

 236.82

 270.66

 304.49

 372.15

 439.82

 507.48

 608.98

Monks Horton

 

 175.72

 205.00

 234.29

 263.57

 322.15

 380.72

 439.29

 527.14

Newington

 

 200.78

 234.25

 267.71

 301.17

 368.10

 435.03

 501.96

 602.34

Paddlesworth

 

 176.69

 206.14

 235.59

 265.04

 323.93

 382.83

 441.73

 530.08

Postling

 

 188.17

 219.53

 250.89

 282.25

 344.98

 407.70

 470.42

 564.50

Saltwood

 

 186.13

 217.16

 248.18

 279.20

 341.25

 403.29

 465.34

 558.40

Sellindge

 

 217.40

 253.63

 289.86

 326.09

 398.56

 471.02

 543.49

 652.18

Stanford

 

 196.88

 229.69

 262.51

 295.32

 360.95

 426.57

 492.20

 590.64

StellingMinnis

 183.74

 214.36

 244.98

 275.61

 336.85

 398.10

 459.35

 551.22

Stowting

 

 180.44

 210.52

 240.59

 270.66

 330.81

 390.96

 451.11

 541.32

Swingfield

 

 204.82

 238.96

 273.10

 307.23

 375.51

 443.78

 512.06

 614.46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brenzett

 

 199.35

 232.57

 265.80

 299.02

 365.47

 431.92

 498.37

 598.04

Brookland

 

 217.48

 253.73

 289.97

 326.22

 398.71

 471.21

 543.70

 652.44

Burmarsh

 

 192.37

 224.44

 256.50

 288.56

 352.68

 416.81

 480.93

 577.12

Dymchurch

 

 211.25

 246.46

 281.66

 316.87

 387.29

 457.70

 528.12

 633.74

Ivychurch

 

 203.46

 237.37

 271.28

 305.19

 373.01

 440.83

 508.65

 610.38

Newchurch

 

 193.68

 225.97

 258.25

 290.53

 355.09

 419.65

 484.21

 581.06

Old Romney

 

 169.44

 197.68

 225.92

 254.16

 310.64

 367.12

 423.60

 508.32

St Mary in the Marsh

 196.49

 229.24

 261.98

 294.73

 360.23

 425.73

 491.22

 589.46

Snargate

 

 169.44

 197.68

 225.92

 254.16

 310.64

 367.12

 423.60

 508.32

Being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at 3(f) and 3(g) 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.

 

4.         To note that for the year 2020/21 Kent County Council, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner and the Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Service 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:

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kent County Council

      900.84

   1,050.98

   1,201.12

   1,351.26

   1,651.54

   1,951.82

   2,252.10

   2,702.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

      135.43

      158.01

      180.58

      203.15

      248.29

      293.44

      338.58

      406.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue

        52.86

        61.67

        70.48

        79.29

        96.91

      114.53

      132.15

      158.58

 

Major preceptor amounts remained subject to confirmation at the time of preparing this report.

           


5.                    That, having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 3(h) and 4 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 year 2020/21 for each of the categories of dwelling shown below:

(i) Part of the Council’s area Valuation Bands

 

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

         Parish

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

         Folkestone

 

 1,321.52

 1,541.78

 1,762.04

 1,982.29

 2,422.79

 2,863.31

 3,303.81

 3,964.58

         Sandgate

 

 1,309.06

 1,527.25

 1,745.43

 1,963.60

 2,399.95

 2,836.31

 3,272.66

 3,927.20

         Hythe

 

 1,297.34

 1,513.57

 1,729.79

 1,946.02

 2,378.46

 2,810.91

 3,243.36

 3,892.04

         Lydd

 

 1,299.59

 1,516.20

 1,732.79

 1,949.39

 2,382.58

 2,815.79

 3,248.98

 3,898.78

         New Romney

 

 1,345.96

 1,570.29

 1,794.62

 2,018.94

 2,467.59

 2,916.25

 3,364.90

 4,037.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrise

 

 1,260.10

 1,470.12

 1,680.14

 1,890.15

 2,310.18

 2,730.22

 3,150.25

 3,780.30

Elham

 

 1,297.49

 1,513.74

 1,729.99

 1,946.24

 2,378.73

 2,811.23

 3,243.72

 3,892.48

Elmsted

 

 1,270.24

 1,481.96

 1,693.66

 1,905.37

 2,328.78

 2,752.20

 3,175.61

 3,810.74

Hawkinge

 

 1,330.74

 1,552.53

 1,774.32

 1,996.11

 2,439.68

 2,883.27

 3,326.84

 3,992.22

Lyminge

 

 1,289.96

 1,504.96

 1,719.95

 1,934.94

 2,364.92

 2,794.91

 3,224.90

 3,869.88

Lympne

 

 1,292.12

 1,507.48

 1,722.84

 1,938.19

 2,368.89

 2,799.61

 3,230.31

 3,876.38

Monks Horton

 

 1,264.85

 1,475.66

 1,686.47

 1,897.27

 2,318.89

 2,740.51

 3,162.12

 3,794.54

Newington

 

 1,289.91

 1,504.91

 1,719.89

 1,934.87

 2,364.84

 2,794.82

 3,224.79

 3,869.74

Paddlesworth

 

 1,265.82

 1,476.80

 1,687.77

 1,898.74

 2,320.67

 2,742.62

 3,164.56

 3,797.48

Postling

 

 1,277.30

 1,490.19

 1,703.07

 1,915.95

 2,341.72

 2,767.49

 3,193.25

 3,831.90

Saltwood

 

 1,275.26

 1,487.82

 1,700.36

 1,912.90

 2,337.99

 2,763.08

 3,188.17

 3,825.80

Sellindge

 

 1,306.53

 1,524.29

 1,742.04

 1,959.79

 2,395.30

 2,830.81

 3,266.32

 3,919.58

Stanford

 

 1,286.01

 1,500.35

 1,714.69

 1,929.02

 2,357.69

 2,786.36

 3,215.03

 3,858.04

StellingMinnis

 

 1,272.87

 1,485.02

 1,697.16

 1,909.31

 2,333.59

 2,757.89

 3,182.18

 3,818.62

Stowting

 

 1,269.57

 1,481.18

 1,692.77

 1,904.36

 2,327.55

 2,750.75

 3,173.94

 3,808.72

Swingfield

 

 1,293.95

 1,509.62

 1,725.28

 1,940.93

 2,372.25

 2,803.57

 3,234.89

 3,881.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brenzett

 

 1,288.48

 1,503.23

 1,717.98

 1,932.72

 2,362.21

 2,791.71

 3,221.20

 3,865.44

Brookland

 

 1,306.61

 1,524.39

 1,742.15

 1,959.92

 2,395.45

 2,831.00

 3,266.53

 3,919.84

Burmarsh

 

 1,281.50

 1,495.10

 1,708.68

 1,922.26

 2,349.42

 2,776.60

 3,203.76

 3,844.52

Dymchurch

 

 1,300.38

 1,517.12

 1,733.84

 1,950.57

 2,384.03

 2,817.49

 3,250.95

 3,901.14

Ivychurch

 

 1,292.59

 1,508.03

 1,723.46

 1,938.89

 2,369.75

 2,800.62

 3,231.48

 3,877.78

Newchurch

 

 1,282.81

 1,496.63

 1,710.43

 1,924.23

 2,351.83

 2,779.44

 3,207.04

 3,848.46

Old Romney

 

 1,258.57

 1,468.34

 1,678.10

 1,887.86

 2,307.38

 2,726.91

 3,146.43

 3,775.72

St Mary in the Marsh

 

 1,285.62

 1,499.90

 1,714.16

 1,928.43

 2,356.97

 2,785.52

 3,214.05

 3,856.86

Snargate

 

 1,258.57

 1,468.34

 1,678.10

 1,887.86

 2,307.38

 2,726.91

 3,146.43

 3,775.72


6.         To determine that the District Council’s basic amount of council tax for 2020/21 is not excessive in accordance with principles approved under Section 52ZB of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

 

The motion was put to a recorded vote in accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 as set out below:

 

FOR: COUNCILLORS MRS BERRY, BROOK, MRS CAREY, COLLIER, FIELD, GANE, GODDARD, HILLS, MRS HOLLINGSBEE, P MARTIN, MEYERS, MONK, MULLARD, PEALL, ROLFE, SHOOB, TRELOAR, WHYBROW, WIMBLE and WING (20).

 

AGAINST: COUNCILLORS DAVISON, KEUTENIUS, KEEN, MCCONVILLE AND WADE (5).

 

ABSTENTIONS: COUNCILLORS FULLER, J MARTIN, MEADE AND PRATER (4).

 

(Voting figures: 20 for; 5 against; 4 abstentions).

 

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