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General Fund Budget and Council Tax 2021/22

This report concludes the budget setting process for 2021/22. 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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The report concluded the budget setting process for 2021/22. It set 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/20/08 be received and noted.

2.         That the District Council’s budget for 2021/22 as presented in Appendix 1 to this report and the Council Tax requirement for 2021/22, to be met from the Collection Fund, of £13,128,209, be approved.

3.         That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2021/22 in accordance with sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (the Act) be approved:

a)    £101,485,462 – 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)    £88,357,253 – 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)    £13,128,209 – 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)    £341.13 – being the amount at 3(c) above divided by the tax base of 38,484.69 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)    £3,152,977 – being the aggregate of all special items (including parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act.

f)     £259.20 - being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above by the tax base of 38,484.69.15 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

 355.70

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

337.12

 

Hythe

318.49

 

Lydd

317.99

 

New Romney

390.28

 

 

 

 

Acrise

261.49

 

Elham

321.57

 

Elmsted

271.29

 

Hawkinge

385.19

 

Lyminge

318.84

 

Lympne

314.58

 

Monks Horton

269.08

 

Newington

308.09

 

Paddlesworth

270.02

 

Postling

288.16

 

Saltwood

286.07

 

Sellindge

319.82

 

Stanford

301.44

 

Stelling Minnis

283.16

 

Stowting

276.55

 

Swingfield

313.37

 

 

 

 

Brenzett

302.18

 

Brookland

337.93

 

Burmarsh

295.15

 

Dymchurch

323.39

 

Ivychurch

311.93

 

Newchurch

297.09

 

Old Romney

259.20

 

St Mary in the Marsh

298.34

 

Snargate

259.20

 


(h) Part of the Council’s area

 

Valuation Bands

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

Parish

 

 

Folkestone

      237.13

         276.66

      316.18

      355.70

      434.74

      513.79

      592.83

      711.40

 

Sandgate

      224.75

         262.20

      299.66

      337.12

      412.04

      486.95

      561.87

      674.24

 

Hythe

      212.33

         247.71

      283.10

      318.49

      389.27

      460.04

      530.82

      636.98

 

Lydd

      211.99

         247.33

      282.66

      317.99

      388.65

      459.32

      529.98

      635.98

 

New Romney

      260.19

         303.55

      346.92

      390.28

      477.01

      563.74

      650.47

      780.56

 

 

Acrise

      174.33

         203.38

      232.44

      261.49

      319.60

      377.71

      435.82

      522.98

 

Elham 

      214.38

         250.11

      285.84

      321.57

      393.03

      464.49

      535.95

      643.14

 

Elmsted

      180.86

         211.00

      241.15

      271.29

      331.58

      391.86

      452.15

      542.58

 

Hawkinge

      256.79

         299.59

      342.39

      385.19

      470.79

      556.39

      641.98

      770.38

 

Lyminge

      212.56

         247.99

      283.41

      318.84

      389.69

      460.55

      531.40

      637.68

 

Lympne

      209.72

         244.67

      279.63

      314.58

      384.49

      454.39

      524.30

      629.16

 

Monks Horton

      179.39

         209.28

      239.18

      269.08

      328.88

      388.67

      448.47

      538.16

 

Newington

      205.39

         239.63

      273.86

      308.09

      376.55

      445.02

      513.48

      616.18

 

Paddlesworth

      180.01

         210.02

      240.02

      270.02

      330.02

      390.03

      450.03

      540.04

 

Postling

      192.11

         224.12

      256.14

      288.16

      352.20

      416.23

      480.27

      576.32

 

Saltwood

      190.71

         222.50

      254.28

      286.07

      349.64

      413.21

      476.78

      572.14

 

Sellindge

      213.21

         248.75

      284.28

      319.82

      390.89

      461.96

      533.03

      639.64

 

Stanford

      200.96

         234.45

      267.95

      301.44

      368.43

      435.41

      502.40

      602.88

 

Stelling Minnis

      188.77

         220.24

      251.70

      283.16

      346.08

      409.01

      471.93

      566.32

 

Stowting

      184.37

         215.09

      245.82

      276.55

      338.01

      399.46

      460.92

      553.10

 

Swingfield

      208.91

         243.73

      278.55

      313.37

      383.01

      452.65

      522.28

      626.74

 

 

Brenzett

      201.45

         235.03

      268.60

      302.18

      369.33

      436.48

      503.63

      604.36

 

Brookland

      225.29

         262.83

      300.38

      337.93

      413.03

      488.12

      563.22

      675.86

 

Burmarsh

      196.77

         229.56

      262.36

      295.15

      360.74

      426.33

      491.92

      590.30

 

Dymchurch

      215.59

         251.53

      287.46

      323.39

      395.25

      467.12

      538.98

      646.78

 

Ivychurch

      207.95

         242.61

      277.27

      311.93

      381.25

      450.57

      519.88

      623.86

 

Newchurch

      198.06

         231.07

      264.08

      297.09

      363.11

      429.13

      495.15

      594.18

 

Old Romney

      172.80

         201.60

      230.40

      259.20

      316.80

      374.40

      432.00

      518.40

 

St Mary in the Marsh

      198.89

         232.04

      265.19

      298.34

      364.64

      430.94

      497.23

      596.68

 

Snargate

      172.80

         201.60

      230.40

      259.20

      316.80

      374.40

      432.00

      518.40

 

 

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 2021/22 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

      945.84

     1,103.48

   1,261.12

   1,418.76

   1,734.04

   2,049.32

   2,364.60

   2,837.52

Kent Police Crime & Commissioner

      145.43

         169.67

      193.91

218.15

      266.63

      315.11

      363.58

      436.30

Kent Fire and Rescue

         53.88

           62.86

         71.84

80.82

         98.78

      116.74

      134.70

      161.64

 

 

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 2021/22 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

   1,382.28

     1,612.67

   1,843.05

   2,073.43

   2,534.19

   2,994.96

   3,455.71

   4,146.86

Sandgate

   1,369.90

     1,598.21

   1,826.53

   2,054.85

   2,511.49

   2,968.12

   3,424.75

   4,109.70

Hythe

   1,357.48

     1,583.72

   1,809.97

   2,036.22

   2,488.72

   2,941.21

   3,393.70

   4,072.44

Lydd

   1,357.14

     1,583.34

   1,809.53

   2,035.72

   2,488.10

   2,940.49

   3,392.86

   4,071.44

New Romney

   1,405.34

     1,639.56

   1,873.79

   2,108.01

   2,576.46

   3,044.91

   3,513.35

   4,216.02

Acrise

   1,319.48

     1,539.39

   1,759.31

   1,979.22

   2,419.05

   2,858.88

   3,298.70

   3,958.44

Elham 

   1,359.53

     1,586.12

   1,812.71

   2,039.30

   2,492.48

   2,945.66

   3,398.83

   4,078.60

Elmsted

   1,326.01

     1,547.01

   1,768.02

   1,989.02

   2,431.03

   2,873.03

   3,315.03

   3,978.04

Hawkinge

   1,401.94

     1,635.60

   1,869.26

   2,102.92

   2,570.24

   3,037.56

   3,504.86

   4,205.84

Lyminge

   1,357.71

     1,584.00

   1,810.28

   2,036.57

   2,489.14

   2,941.72

   3,394.28

   4,073.14

Lympne

   1,354.87

     1,580.68

   1,806.50

   2,032.31

   2,483.94

   2,935.56

   3,387.18

   4,064.62

Monks Horton

   1,324.54

     1,545.29

   1,766.05

   1,986.81

   2,428.33

   2,869.84

   3,311.35

   3,973.62

Newington

   1,350.54

     1,575.64

   1,800.73

   2,025.82

   2,476.00

   2,926.19

   3,376.36

   4,051.64

Paddlesworth

   1,325.16

     1,546.03

   1,766.89

   1,987.75

   2,429.47

   2,871.20

   3,312.91

   3,975.50

Postling

   1,337.26

     1,560.13

   1,783.01

   2,005.89

   2,451.65

   2,897.40

   3,343.15

   4,011.78

Saltwood

   1,335.86

     1,558.51

   1,781.15

   2,003.80

   2,449.09

   2,894.38

   3,339.66

   4,007.60

Sellindge

   1,358.36

     1,584.76

   1,811.15

   2,037.55

   2,490.34

   2,943.13

   3,395.91

   4,075.10

Stanford

   1,346.11

     1,570.46

   1,794.82

   2,019.17

   2,467.88

   2,916.58

   3,365.28

   4,038.34

Stelling Minnis

   1,333.92

     1,556.25

   1,778.57

   2,000.89

   2,445.53

   2,890.18

   3,334.81

   4,001.78

Stowting

   1,329.52

     1,551.10

   1,772.69

   1,994.28

   2,437.46

   2,880.63

   3,323.80

   3,988.56

Swingfield

   1,354.06

     1,579.74

   1,805.42

   2,031.10

   2,482.46

   2,933.82

   3,385.16

   4,062.20

Brenzett

   1,346.60

     1,571.04

   1,795.47

   2,019.91

   2,468.78

   2,917.65

   3,366.51

   4,039.82

Brookland

   1,370.44

     1,598.84

   1,827.25

   2,055.66

   2,512.48

   2,969.29

   3,426.10

   4,111.32

Burmarsh

   1,341.92

     1,565.57

   1,789.23

   2,012.88

   2,460.19

   2,907.50

   3,354.80

   4,025.76

Dymchurch

   1,360.74

     1,587.54

   1,814.33

   2,041.12

   2,494.70

   2,948.29

   3,401.86

   4,082.24

Ivychurch

   1,353.10

     1,578.62

   1,804.14

   2,029.66

   2,480.70

   2,931.74

   3,382.76

   4,059.32

Newchurch

   1,343.21

     1,567.08

   1,790.95

   2,014.82

   2,462.56

   2,910.30

   3,358.03

   4,029.64

Old Romney

   1,317.95

     1,537.61

   1,757.27

   1,976.93

   2,416.25

   2,855.57

   3,294.88

   3,953.86

St Mary in the Marsh

   1,344.04

     1,568.05

   1,792.06

   2,016.07

   2,464.09

   2,912.11

   3,360.11

   4,032.14

Snargate

   1,317.95

     1,537.61

   1,757.27

   1,976.93

   2,416.25

   2,855.57

   3,294.88

   3,953.86


6.         To determine that the District Council’s basic amount of council tax for 2021/22 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, FULLER, GODDARD, GODFREY, HILLS, MRS HOLLINGSBEE, J MARTIN, P MARTIN, MEYERS, MONK, MULLARD, PEALL, PRATER, ROLFE, SHOOB, TRELOAR, WADE, WHYBROW, WIMBLE and WING (24).

 

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

 

ABSTENTIONS: NONE (0).

 

(Voting figures: 24 for; 5 against; 0 abstentions).

 

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