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General Fund Budget and Council Tax 2022/23

This report concludes the budget setting process for 2022/23. 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 concludes the budget setting process for 2022/23. 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 David Monk

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee and

 

Resolved:

1.        To receive and note ReportA/21/33.

2.        To approve the District Council’s budget for 2022/23 as presented in Appendix 1 to this report and the council tax requirement for 2022/23, to be met from the Collection Fund, of £13,591,730.

3.        To approve that the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2022/23 in accordance with sections 31 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (the Act):

a)    £104,738,915 – 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 (as in Appendix 2).

b)   £91,147,185 – 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)    £13,591,730 – 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)   £346.97 – being the amount at 3(c) above divided by the tax base of 39,172.25 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)    £3,240,855 – being the aggregate of all special items (including parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act.

f)     £264.24 - being the amount at 3(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(e) above by the tax base of 39,172.25 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

 363.18

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

 343.61

 

Hythe

 324.18

 

Lydd

 324.30

 

New Romney

 395.25

 

 

 

 

Acrise

 266.46

 

Elham

 334.88

 

Elmsted

 275.85

 

Hawkinge

 372.57

 

Lyminge

 340.94

 

Lympne

 318.95

 

Monks Horton

 274.19

 

Newington

 312.31

 

Paddlesworth

 275.00

 

Postling

 294.00

 

Saltwood

 292.36

 

Sellindge

 334.36

 

Stanford

 316.17

 

StellingMinnis

 290.59

 

Stowting

 280.61

 

Swingfield

 321.97

 

 

 

 

Brenzett

 307.17

 

Brookland

 340.38

 

Burmarsh

 301.99

 

Dymchurch

 328.81

 

Ivychurch

 316.97

 

Newchurch

 306.67

 

Old Romney

 264.24

 

St Mary in the Marsh

 303.12

 

Snargate

 264.24

 


(h) Part of the Council’s area

 

Valuation Bands

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

Parish

 

 

Folkestone

      242.12

        282.47

      322.83

      363.18

      443.89

      524.59

      605.30

      726.36

 

Sandgate

      229.07

        267.25

      305.43

      343.61

      419.97

      496.33

      572.68

      687.22

 

Hythe

      216.12

        252.14

      288.16

      324.18

      396.22

      468.26

      540.30

      648.36

 

Lydd

      216.20

        252.23

      288.27

      324.30

      396.37

      468.43

      540.50

      648.60

 

New Romney

      263.50

        307.42

      351.33

      395.25

      483.08

      570.92

      658.75

      790.50

 

 

Acrise

      177.64

        207.25

      236.85

      266.46

      325.67

      384.89

      444.10

      532.92

 

Elham 

      223.25

        260.46

      297.67

      334.88

      409.30

      483.72

      558.13

      669.76

 

Elmsted

      183.90

        214.55

      245.20

      275.85

      337.15

      398.45

      459.75

      551.70

 

Hawkinge

      248.38

        289.78

      331.17

      372.57

      455.36

      538.16

      620.95

      745.14

 

Lyminge

      227.29

        265.18

      303.06

      340.94

      416.70

      492.47

      568.23

      681.88

 

Lympne

      212.63

        248.07

      283.51

      318.95

      389.83

      460.71

      531.58

      637.90

 

Monks Horton

      182.79

        213.26

      243.72

      274.19

      335.12

      396.05

      456.98

      548.38

 

Newington

      208.21

        242.91

      277.61

      312.31

      381.71

      451.11

      520.52

      624.62

 

Paddlesworth

      183.33

        213.89

      244.44

      275.00

      336.11

      397.22

      458.33

      550.00

 

Postling

      196.00

        228.67

      261.33

      294.00

      359.33

      424.67

      490.00

      588.00

 

Saltwood

      194.91

        227.39

      259.88

      292.36

      357.33

      422.30

      487.27

      584.72

 

Sellindge

      222.91

        260.06

      297.21

      334.36

      408.66

      482.96

      557.27

      668.72

 

Stanford

      210.78

        245.91

      281.04

      316.17

      386.43

      456.69

      526.95

      632.34

 

StellingMinnis

      193.73

        226.01

      258.30

      290.59

      355.17

      419.74

      484.32

      581.18

 

Stowting

      187.07

        218.25

      249.43

      280.61

      342.97

      405.33

      467.68

      561.22

 

Swingfield

      214.65

        250.42

      286.20

      321.97

      393.52

      465.07

      536.62

      643.94

 

 

Brenzett

      204.78

        238.91

      273.04

      307.17

      375.43

      443.69

      511.95

      614.34

 

Brookland

      226.92

        264.74

      302.56

      340.38

      416.02

      491.66

      567.30

      680.76

 

Burmarsh

      201.33

        234.88

      268.44

      301.99

      369.10

      436.21

      503.32

      603.98

 

Dymchurch

      219.21

        255.74

      292.28

      328.81

      401.88

      474.95

      548.02

      657.62

 

Ivychurch

      211.31

        246.53

      281.75

      316.97

      387.41

      457.85

      528.28

      633.94

 

Newchurch

      204.45

        238.52

      272.60

      306.67

      374.82

      442.97

      511.12

      613.34

 

Old Romney

      176.16

        205.52

      234.88

      264.24

      322.96

      381.68

      440.40

      528.48

 

St Mary in the Marsh

      202.08

        235.76

      269.44

      303.12

      370.48

      437.84

      505.20

  606.24

 

Snargate

      176.16

        205.52

      234.88

      264.24

      322.96

      381.68

      440.40

      528.48

 

 

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 2022/23 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

      974.16

     1,136.52

   1,298.88

   1,461.24

   1,785.96

   2,110.68

   2,435.40

   2,922.48

Kent Police Crime & Commissioner

      152.10

         177.45

      202.80

228.15

      278.85

      329.55

      380.25

      456.30

Kent Fire and Rescue

         54.90

           64.05

         73.20

82.35

         100.65

      118.95

      137.25

      164.70

 

 

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 2022/23 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

   1,423.28

     1,660.49

   1,897.71

   2,134.92

   2,609.35

   3,083.77

   3,558.20

   4,269.84

Sandgate

   1,410.23

     1,645.27

   1,880.31

   2,115.35

   2,585.43

   3,055.51

   3,525.58

   4,230.70

Hythe

   1,397.28

     1,630.16

   1,863.04

   2,095.92

   2,561.68

   3,027.44

   3,493.20

   4,191.84

Lydd

   1,397.36

     1,630.25

   1,863.15

   2,096.04

   2,561.83

   3,027.61

   3,493.40

   4,192.08

New Romney

   1,444.66

     1,685.44

   1,926.21

   2,166.99

   2,648.54

   3,130.10

   3,611.65

   4,333.98

Acrise

   1,358.80

     1,585.27

   1,811.73

   2,038.20

   2,491.13

   2,944.07

   3,397.00

   4,076.40

Elham 

   1,404.41

     1,638.48

   1,872.55

   2,106.62

   2,574.76

   3,042.90

   3,511.03

   4,213.24

Elmsted

   1,365.06

     1,592.57

   1,820.08

   2,047.59

   2,502.61

   2,957.63

   3,412.65

   4,095.18

Hawkinge

   1,429.54

     1,667.80

   1,906.05

   2,144.31

   2,620.82

   3,097.34

   3,573.85

   4,288.62

Lyminge

   1,408.45

     1,643.20

   1,877.94

   2,112.68

   2,582.16

   3,051.65

   3,521.13

   4,225.36

Lympne

   1,393.79

     1,626.09

   1,858.39

   2,090.69

   2,555.29

   3,019.89

   3,484.48

   4,181.38

Monks Horton

   1,363.95

     1,591.28

   1,818.60

   2,045.93

   2,500.58

   2,955.23

   3,409.88

   4,091.86

Newington

   1,389.37

     1,620.93

   1,852.49

   2,084.05

   2,547.17

   3,010.29

   3,473.42

   4,168.10

Paddlesworth

   1,364.49

     1,591.91

   1,819.32

   2,046.74

   2,501.57

   2,956.40

   3,411.23

   4,093.48

Postling

   1,377.16

     1,606.69

   1,836.21

   2,065.74

   2,524.79

   2,983.85

   3,442.90

   4,131.48

Saltwood

   1,376.07

     1,605.41

   1,834.76

   2,064.10

   2,522.79

   2,981.48

   3,440.17

   4,128.20

Sellindge

   1,404.07

     1,638.08

   1,872.09

   2,106.10

   2,574.12

   3,042.14

   3,510.17

   4,212.20

Stanford

   1,391.94

     1,623.93

   1,855.92

   2,087.91

   2,551.89

   3,015.87

   3,479.85

   4,175.82

StellingMinnis

   1,374.89

     1,604.03

   1,833.18

   2,062.33

   2,520.63

   2,978.92

   3,437.22

   4,124.66

Stowting

   1,368.23

     1,596.27

   1,824.31

   2,052.35

   2,508.43

   2,964.51

   3,420.58

   4,104.70

Swingfield

   1,395.81

     1,628.44

   1,861.08

   2,093.71

   2,558.98

   3,024.25

   3,489.52

   4,187.42

Brenzett

   1,385.94

     1,616.93

   1,847.92

   2,078.91

   2,540.89

   3,002.87

   3,464.85

   4,157.82

Brookland

   1,408.08

     1,642.76

   1,877.44

   2,112.12

   2,581.48

   3,050.84

   3,520.20

   4,224.24

Burmarsh

   1,382.49

     1,612.90

   1,843.32

   2,073.73

   2,534.56

   2,995.39

   3,456.22

   4,147.46

Dymchurch

   1,400.37

     1,633.76

   1,867.16

   2,100.55

   2,567.34

   3,034.13

   3,500.92

   4,201.10

Ivychurch

   1,392.47

     1,624.55

   1,856.63

   2,088.71

   2,552.87

   3,017.03

   3,481.18

   4,177.42

Newchurch

   1,385.61

     1,616.54

   1,847.48

   2,078.41

   2,540.28

   3,002.15

   3,464.02

   4,156.82

Old Romney

   1,357.32

     1,583.54

   1,809.76

   2,035.98

   2,488.42

   2,940.86

   3,393.30

   4,071.96

St Mary in the Marsh

   1,383.24

     1,613.78

   1,844.32

   2,074.86

   2,535.94

   2,997.02

   3,458.10

   4,149.72

Snargate

   1,357.32

     1,583.54

   1,809.76

   2,035.98

   2,488.42

   2,940.86

   3,393.30

   4,071.96


6.        To determine that the District Council’s basic amount of council tax for 2022/23 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, GODFREY, HILLS, MRS HOLLINGSBEE, P MARTIN, MEYERS, MONK, MULLARD, PEALL, ROLFE, SHOOB, WHYBROW, WIMBLE and WING (20).

 

AGAINST: COUNCILLORS DAVISON, FULLER, KEEN, KEUTENIUS, J MARTIN, MCCONVILLE, MEADE, PRATER AND TRELOAR (9)

 

ABSTENTIONS: NONE (0).

 

(Voting: For 20; Against 9; Abstentions 0)

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