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Revenue Budget and Council Tax Setting 2018/19

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health & Safety and Governance

Decision:

RESOLVED -

 

1          a) the budget totalling £ 232,871,963 be approved.

 

b) that the Authority’s council tax for 2018/19 for Band D is set at £1,090.80 in respect of its general expenses and in respect of the special expenses for footway lighting a charge of £4.93 on the town centre community areas of Acton, Caia Park, Offa and Rhosddu, £16.44 on the community of Llangollen Rural, £12.46 on the community of Glyntraian and £10.60 on the community of Chirk.

 

c) that the Medium Term Financial Strategy including the Council’s Reserve Strategy outlined in Appendix 4 to report HF/19/18 be approved.

 

d) that the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Investment Strategy outlined in Appendix 5 to report HF/19/18 be approved.

 

2          That it be noted that the Head of Finance calculated the following amounts for the year 2018/2019 in accordance with regulations made under section 33[5] of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (as amended):-

 

            (a)        53280 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base)(Wales) Regulations 1995, as its Council Tax Base for the year 2018/2019.

 

            (b)       Part of the Council's area being 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.

 

Community of

Tax Base

Abenbury

497

Acton

5749

Bangor Isycoed

587

Bronington

641

Broughton

2831

Brymbo

1946

Caia Park

3803

Cefn

2257

Ceiriog Ucha

164

Chirk

1677

Coedpoeth

1703

Erbistock

221

Esclusham

1420

Glyntraian

387

Gresford

2632

Gwersyllt

3895

Hanmer

370

Holt

830

Isycoed

229

Llangollen Rural

855

Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

488

Llay

1764

Maelor South

687

Marchwiel

586

Minera

703

Offa

4105

Overton

694

Penycae

1133

Rhosddu

2749

Rhosllanerchrugog

3270

Rossett

1812

Ruabon

1781

Sesswick

315

Willington/Worthenbury

 

499

Total Taxbase

53280

 

3.         That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2018/2019 in accordance with Sections 32 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended :-

 

(a)

335,645,906

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in section 32(2)(a) to (e) of the Act.

 

(b)

100,420,623

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in section 32(3)(a) to (c) of the Act.

 

(c)

235,225,283

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 32(4) of the Act, as its budget requirement for the year.

 

(d)

174,472,740

being the aggregate of the sums which the Council estimates will be payable for the year into its Council fund in respect of redistributed non-domestic rates, revenue support grant or additional grant as adjusted under section 33(3B).

 

(e)

1,140.25

being the amount at 3(c) above less the amount at 3(d) above, all divided by the amount at 2(a) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 33(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year.

 

(f)

2,634,599

being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act.

 

(g)

1,090.80

being the amount at 3(e) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(f) above by the amount at 2(a) above, 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 items relate.

 

(h)       Band D Council Tax before the Police and Crime Commissioner North Wales Precept

Part of the Council's Area

Community Councils Precepts

Special Expense of the Borough Lighting

Total Special Expense

Basic Amount at 3(g)

Basic Amount for Part of Area

 

 

 

 

 Community of

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

Abenbury

25.15

25.15

 

1090.80

 

1115.95

 

Acton

25.22

4.93

30.15

 

1090.80

 

1120.95

 

Bangor Isycoed

30.02

 

30.02

 

1090.80

 

1120.82

 

Bronington

28.08

 

28.08

 

1090.80

 

1118.88

 

Broughton

48.75

 

48.75

 

1090.80

 

1139.55

 

Brymbo

51.22

 

51.22

 

1090.80

 

1142.02

 

Caia Park

56.00

4.93

60.93

 

1090.80

 

1151.73

 

Cefn

67.43

 

67.43

 

1090.80

 

1158.23

 

Ceiriog Ucha

12.20

 

12.20

 

1090.80

 

1103.00

 

Chirk

57.72

10.60

68.32

 

1090.80

 

1159.12

 

Coedpoeth

103.44

 

103.44

 

1090.80

 

1194.24

 

Erbistock

5.36

 

5.36

 

1090.80

 

1096.16

 

Esclusham

62.74

 

62.74

 

1090.80

 

1153.54

 

Glyntraian

48.84

12.46

61.30

 

1090.80

 

1152.10

 

Gresford

33.34

 

33.34

 

1090.80

 

1124.14

 

Gwersyllt

48.98

 

48.98

 

1090.80

 

1139.78

 

Hanmer

14.19

 

14.19

 

1090.80

 

1104.99

 

Holt

37.35

 

37.35

 

1090.80

 

1128.15

 

Isycoed

53.71

 

53.71

 

1090.80

 

1144.51

 

Llangollen Rural

73.85

16.44

90.29

 

1090.80

 

1181.09

 

Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

51.23

 

51.23

 

1090.80

 

1142.03

 

Llay

42.08

 

42.08

 

1090.80

 

1132.88

 

Maelor South

26.49

 

26.49

 

1090.80

 

1117.29

 

Marchwiel

57.68

 

57.68

 

1090.80

 

1148.48

 

Minera

50.92

 

50.92

 

1090.80

 

1141.72

 

Offa

43.36

4.93

48.29

 

1090.80

 

1139.09

 

Overton

70.49

 

70.49

 

1090.80

 

1161.29

 

Penycae

62.01

62.01

 

1090.80

 

1152.81

 

Rhosddu

22.41

4.93

27.34

 

1090.80

 

1118.14

 

Rhosllanerchrugog

73.42

73.42

 

1090.80

 

1164.22

 

Rossett

37.20

37.20

 

1090.80

 

1128.00

 

Ruabon

44.92

44.92

 

1090.80

 

1135.72

 

Sesswick

9.52

9.52

 

1090.80

 

1100.32

 

Willington/Worthenbury

20.83

20.83

 

1090.80

 

1111.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

being the amounts given by adding to the amount at 3(g) above the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council's area mentioned above divided in each case by the amount at 2(b) above, 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.

 

(i)                    Council Tax by Valuation band before the Police and Crime Commissioner North Wales precept

Part of the Council's Area

Valuation Bands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community of

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abenbury

743.97

867.96

991.96

1115.95

1363.94

1611.93

1859.92

2231.90

2603.88

Acton

747.30

871.85

996.40

1120.95

1370.05

1619.15

1868.25

2241.90

2615.55

Bangor Isycoed

747.21

871.75

996.28

1120.82

1369.89

1618.96

1868.03

2241.64

2615.25

Bronington

745.92

870.24

994.56

1118.88

1367.52

1616.16

1864.80

2237.76

2610.72

Broughton

759.70

886.32

1012.93

1139.55

1392.78

1646.02

1899.25

2279.10

2658.95

Brymbo

761.35

888.24

1015.13

1142.02

1395.80

1649.58

1903.37

2284.04

2664.71

Caia Park

767.82

895.79

1023.76

1151.73

1407.67

1663.61

1919.55

2303.46

2687.37

Cefn

772.15

900.85

1029.54

1158.23

1415.61

1673.00

1930.38

2316.46

2702.54

Ceiriog Ucha

735.33

857.89

980.44

1103.00

1348.11

1593.22

1838.33

2206.00

2573.67

Chirk

772.75

901.54

1030.33

1159.12

1416.70

1674.28

1931.87

2318.24

2704.61

Coedpoeth

796.16

928.85

1061.55

1194.24

1459.63

1725.01

1990.40

2388.48

2786.56

Erbistock

730.77

852.57

974.36

1096.16

1339.75

1583.34

1826.93

2192.32

2557.71

Esclusham

769.03

897.20

1025.37

1153.54

1409.88

1666.22

1922.57

2307.08

2691.59

Glyntraian

768.07

896.08

1024.09

1152.10

1408.12

1664.14

1920.17

2304.20

2688.23

Gresford

749.43

874.33

999.24

1124.14

1373.95

1623.76

1873.57

2248.28

2622.99

Gwersyllt

759.85

886.50

1013.14

1139.78

1393.06

1646.35

1899.63

2279.56

2659.49

Hanmer

736.66

859.44

982.21

1104.99

1350.54

1596.10

1841.65

2209.98

2578.31

Holt

752.10

877.45

1002.80

1128.15

1378.85

1629.55

1880.25

2256.30

2632.35

Isycoed

763.01

890.17

1017.34

1144.51

1398.85

1653.18

1907.52

2289.02

2670.52

Llangollen Rural

787.39

918.63

1049.86

1181.09

1443.55

1706.02

1968.48

2362.18

2755.88

Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

761.35

888.25

1015.14

1142.03

1395.81

1649.60

1903.38

2284.06

2664.74

Llay

755.25

881.13

1007.00

1132.88

1384.63

1636.38

1888.13

2265.76

2643.39

Maelor South

744.86

869.00

993.15

1117.29

1365.58

1613.86

1862.15

2234.58

2607.01

Marchwiel

765.65

893.26

1020.87

1148.48

1403.70

1658.92

1914.13

2296.96

2679.79

Minera

761.15

888.00

1014.86

1141.72

1395.44

1649.15

1902.87

2283.44

2664.01

Offa

759.39

885.96

1012.52

1139.09

1392.22

1645.35

1898.48

2278.18

2657.88

Overton

774.19

903.23

1032.26

1161.29

1419.35

1677.42

1935.48

2322.58

2709.68

Penycae

768.54

896.63

1024.72

1152.81

1408.99

1665.17

1921.35

2305.62

2689.89

Rhosddu

745.43

869.66

993.90

1118.14

1366.62

1615.09

1863.57

2236.28

2608.99

Rhosllanerchrugog

776.15

905.50

1034.86

1164.22

1422.94

1681.65

1940.37

2328.44

2716.51

Rossett

752.00

877.33

1002.67

1128.00

1378.67

1629.33

1880.00

2256.00

2632.00

Ruabon

757.15

883.34

1009.53

1135.72

1388.10

1640.48

1892.87

2271.44

2650.01

Sesswick

733.55

855.80

978.06

1100.32

1344.84

1589.35

1833.87

2200.64

2567.41

Willington/Worthenbury

741.09

864.60

988.12

1111.63

1358.66

1605.69

1852.72

2223.26

2593.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at 3 (g) and 3 (h) 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 the 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 the categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands.

 

4.         That it be noted that for the year 2018/2019 Police and Crime Commissioner North Wales (Major Precepting Authority) has stated that the following amounts in a precept issued to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, (as amended) for each of categories of dwellings shown below :-

 

Valuation Bands

Precepting Authority      North Wales Police

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

172.08

200.76

229.44

258.12

315.48

372.84

430.20

516.24

602.28

 

5.         That, having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 3(i) 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 2018/2019 for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:-

Part of the Council's

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Community of

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Abenbury

916.05

1068.72

1221.40

1374.07

1679.42

1984.77

2290.12

2748.14

3206.16

Acton

919.38

1072.61

1225.84

1379.07

1685.53

1991.99

2298.45

2758.14

3217.83

Bangor Isycoed

919.29

1072.51

1225.72

1378.94

1685.37

1991.80

2298.23

2757.88

3217.53

Bronington

918.00

1071.00

1224.00

1377.00

1683.00

1989.00

2295.00

2754.00

3213.00

Broughton

931.78

1087.08

1242.37

1397.67

1708.26

2018.86

2329.45

2795.34

3261.23

Brymbo

933.43

1089.00

1244.57

1400.14

1711.28

2022.42

2333.57

2800.28

3266.99

Caia Park

939.90

1096.55

1253.20

1409.85

1723.15

2036.45

2349.75

2819.70

3289.65

Cefn

944.23

1101.61

1258.98

1416.35

1731.09

2045.84

2360.58

2832.70

3304.82

Ceiriog Ucha

907.41

1058.65

1209.88

1361.12

1663.59

1966.06

2268.53

2722.24

3175.95

Chirk

944.83

1102.29

1259.77

1417.24

1732.19

2047.12

2362.07

2834.48

3306.89

Coedpoeth

968.24

1129.61

1290.99

1452.36

1775.11

2097.85

2420.60

2904.72

3388.84

Erbistock

902.85

1053.33

1203.80

1354.28

1655.23

1956.18

2257.13

2708.56

3159.99

Esclusham

941.11

1097.96

1254.81

1411.66

1725.36

2039.06

2352.77

2823.32

3293.87

Glyntraian

940.15

1096.84

1253.53

1410.22

1723.60

2036.99

2350.37

2820.44

3290.51

Gresford

921.51

1075.09

1228.68

1382.26

1689.43

1996.60

2303.77

2764.52

3225.27

Gwersyllt

931.93

1087.26

1242.58

1397.90

1708.54

2019.19

2329.83

2795.80

3261.77

Hanmer

908.74

1060.20

1211.65

1363.11

1666.02

1968.94

2271.85

2726.22

3180.59

Holt

924.18

1078.21

1232.24

1386.27

1694.33

2002.39

2310.45

2772.54

3234.63

Isycoed

935.09

1090.93

1246.78

1402.63

1714.33

2026.02

2337.72

2805.26

3272.80

Llangollen Rural

959.47

1119.39

1279.29

1439.21

1759.03

2078.86

2398.68

2878.42

3358.16

Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

933.43

1089.01

1244.58

1400.15

1711.29

2022.44

2333.58

2800.30

3267.02

Llay

927.33

1081.89

1236.44

1391.00

1700.11

2009.22

2318.33

2782.00

3245.67

Maelor South

916.94

1069.76

1222.59

1375.41

1681.06

1986.70

2292.35

2750.82

3209.29

Marchwiel

937.73

1094.02

1250.31

1406.60

1719.18

2031.76

2344.33

2813.20

3282.07

Minera

933.23

1088.76

1244.30

1399.84

1710.92

2021.99

2333.07

2799.68

3266.29

Offa

931.48

1086.71

1241.96

1397.21

1707.71

2018.19

2328.69

2794.42

3260.15

Overton

946.27

1103.99

1261.70

1419.41

1734.83

2050.26

2365.68

2838.82

3311.96

Penycae

940.62

1097.39

1254.16

1410.93

1724.47

2038.01

2351.55

2821.86

3292.17

Rhosddu

917.51

1070.42

1223.34

1376.26

1682.10

1987.93

2293.77

2752.52

3211.27

Rhosllanerchrugog

948.23

1106.26

1264.30

1422.34

1738.42

2054.49

2370.57

2844.68

3318.79

Rossett

924.08

1078.09

1232.11

1386.12

1694.15

2002.17

2310.20

2772.24

3234.28

Ruabon

929.23

1084.10

1238.97

1393.84

1703.58

2013.32

2323.07

2787.68

3252.29

Sesswick

905.63

1056.56

1207.50

1358.44

1660.32

1962.19

2264.07

2716.88

3169.69

Willington/Worthenbury

913.17

1065.36

1217.56

1369.75

1674.14

1978.53

2282.92

2739.50

3196.08

 

6.         Reduction of Discounts for Second/Holiday Homes and Long Term Empty Properties

 

In Wales Section 12 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 creates a special class of property (prescribed class of dwellings) which allows a local authority to use its discretion in determining the level of discount to be awarded. If a dwelling meets certain criteria, then a billing authority can set the level of discount at either 25% or zero (i.e. no discount) for classes A & B, 50% or zero for class C.

 

The Council Tax (Prescribed Class of Dwellings) (Wales) Regulations 1998 as amended by The Council Tax (Prescribed Class of Dwellings) (Wales) (amendment) Regulations 2004, has with effect from 1 April 2004 designated three classes of prescribed dwellings.

 

The classes are:

 

Class A

a.         A dwelling which is not the sole or main residence of an individual.

 

b.         Dwelling which is furnished.

 

c.         Occupation of the dwelling is prohibited by law for a continuous period of at least 28 days in the relevant year.

 

d.         Dwelling is not a mooring occupied by a boat or pitch occupied by a caravan.

 

e.         Dwelling is unoccupied and is managed by a personal representative in relation to administration of a deceased person.

 

Class B

a.         A dwelling which is not the sole or main residence of an individual.

 

b.         Dwelling which is furnished.

 

c.         Occupation of the dwelling is prohibited by law for a continuous period of at least 28 days in the relevant year.

 

d.         Dwelling is not a mooring occupied by a boat or pitch occupied by a caravan.

 

e.         Dwelling is unoccupied and is managed by a personal representative in relation to administration of a deceased person.

 

Class C

a.         A dwelling which is unoccupied.

 

b.         A dwelling which is substantially unfurnished.

 

The difference between the classes A and B is the fact Class B has unrestricted occupation throughout 365 days a year whereas Class A is restricted to a maximum of 11 months occupation in a year e.g. planning restriction as commonly applied to holiday chalets.

 

That the level of discounts for Class A, B and C as prescribed under the Council Tax (Prescribed Class of Dwellings) (Wales) Regulations 1998 as amended by the Council Tax (Prescribed Class of Dwellings) (Wales) (amendment) Regulations 2004 be set at zero for the financial year 2018/2019.

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

To enable the Council to determine its revenue budget for 2018/19 and set the council tax for that year.

 

Minutes:

Members declarations of interests in relation to this item are set out in Minute 46 above).

 

The Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health and Safety and Governance submitted a report (HF/19/18) enabling Members to agree the 2018/19 revenue budget in accordance with the recommendations of the Executive Board and to set the council tax for the financial year beginning 1 April 2018.

 

In introducing the report the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health and Safety and Governance referred in particular to the rigorous consultation process undertaken with both Members of the Council and members of the public to date as part of the Difficult Decisions exercise.  The feedback received as a result of that consultation process had helped to form the proposals within the report HF/19/18.

 

A number of Members, in recognising the need to make efficiency savings as well as cuts, spoke in support of the proposed budget which they recognised to be sustainable, safe and balanced.

 

The Leader of the Labour Group proposed an amendment and referred to an alternative set of proposals which had been circulated in writing to Members in advance of the meeting. The amendment was duly seconded as follows:

 

“3.1 

 

a)    The budget totalling £232,871,963 be approved – as outlined in the revised Appendix 1 – 2018/19 Revenue Budget Summary.

b)    No change to Council Tax recommendation.

c)    That the Medium Term Financial Strategy be amended to take account of  the use of general balances in 2018/19, including the Council’s Reserve Strategy outlined in Appendix 4 and be approved.

d)    That the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Investment Strategy be amended to take account of the use of general balances in 2018/19, in Appendix 5 and be approved.

 

3.2   That the replacement council tax resolution for 2019/19 be approved.”

 

In introducing the amendment the Leader of the Labour Group advised that the alternative budget sought to manage the overspend within Children’s Services through the reserve balance. 

 

In supporting the proposed amendment, a number of Members referred to the additional funding provided for both schools and the music service.

 

During the ensuing debate the following points were noted, in particular:

 

·         The Head of Finance confirmed that drawing from reserves in order to balance a budget  introduced a new level of risk and that national advice to Councils recommended strongly against this strategy.  

·         The Head of Adult Social Care and Interim Director of Social Services confirmed that the level of demand for children’s services was likely to remain high in 2018/19.  She further advised that the Regional Commissioning Board recognised provision of children’s services as a national priority for 2018/19. 

·         The Council Tax level in Wrexham remained one of the lowest levels in England and Wales.

 

In accordance with Standing Order 18(2), a recorded vote was called for and supported by the requisite number of members rising to show their desire, then taken on the amendment, the voting being as follows:

 

For the Amendment – Councillors Bryan Apsley, Paul Blackwell, Brian Cameron, Krista Childs, Dana Davies, Mike Davies, Carrie Harper, Frank Hemmings, Adrienne Jeorrett, Gwenfair Lloyd Jones, Mark Jones, Paul Jones, Malcolm King OBE, Graham Rogers, Robert Walsh, Derek Wright (16)

 

Against the Amendment – Councillors Andrew Atkinson, William Baldwin, Trevor Bates, Sonia Benbow-Jones, David A Bithell, I David Bithell MBE, Michael Dixon, T Alan Edwards, Terry Evans, D J Griffiths, David Kelly, Geoff Lowe, Joan Lowe, David Maddocks, Tina Mannering, John McCusker, M G Morris, Beverley Parry-Jones, Paul Pemberton, John Phillips, John Pritchard, Mark Pritchard, Paul Roberts, Paul Rogers, Rodney Skelland, Debbie Wallace, Barrie Warburton, Andy Williams, Nigel Williams, Phil Wynn (30)

 

Abstained – Councillor R Alun Jenkins (1)

 

RESOLVED -

 

1          a) the budget totalling £ 232,871,963 be approved.

 

b) that the Authority’s council tax for 2018/19 for Band D is set at £1,090.80 in respect of its general expenses and in respect of the special expenses for footway lighting a charge of £4.93 on the town centre community areas of Acton, Caia Park, Offa and Rhosddu, £16.44 on the community of Llangollen Rural, £12.46 on the community of Glyntraian and £10.60 on the community of Chirk.

 

c) that the Medium Term Financial Strategy including the Council’s Reserve Strategy outlined in Appendix 4 to report HF/19/18 be approved.

 

d) that the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Investment Strategy outlined in Appendix 5 to report HF/19/18 be approved.

 

2          That it be noted that the Head of Finance calculated the following amounts for the year 2018/2019 in accordance with regulations made under section 33[5] of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (as amended):-

 

            (a)        53280 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base)(Wales) Regulations 1995, as its Council Tax Base for the year 2018/2019.

 

            (b)       Part of the Council's area being 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.

 

Community of

Tax Base

Abenbury

497

Acton

5749

Bangor Isycoed

587

Bronington

641

Broughton

2831

Brymbo

1946

Caia Park

3803

Cefn

2257

Ceiriog Ucha

164

Chirk

1677

Coedpoeth

1703

Erbistock

221

Esclusham

1420

Glyntraian

387

Gresford

2632

Gwersyllt

3895

Hanmer

370

Holt

830

Isycoed

229

Llangollen Rural

855

Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

488

Llay

1764

Maelor South

687

Marchwiel

586

Minera

703

Offa

4105

Overton

694

Penycae

1133

Rhosddu

2749

Rhosllanerchrugog

3270

Rossett

1812

Ruabon

1781

Sesswick

315

Willington/Worthenbury

 

499

Total Taxbase

53280

 

3.         That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2018/2019 in accordance with Sections 32 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended :-

 

(a)

335,645,906

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in section 32(2)(a) to (e) of the Act.

 

(b)

100,420,623

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in section 32(3)(a) to (c) of the Act.

 

(c)

235,225,283

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 32(4) of the Act, as its budget requirement for the year.

 

(d)

174,472,740

being the aggregate of the sums which the Council estimates will be payable for the year into its Council fund in respect of redistributed non-domestic rates, revenue support grant or additional grant as adjusted under section 33(3B).

 

(e)

1,140.25

being the amount at 3(c) above less the amount at 3(d) above, all divided by the amount at 2(a) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 33(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year.

 

(f)

2,634,599

being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act.

 

(g)

1,090.80

being the amount at 3(e) above less the result given by dividing the amount at 3(f) above by the amount at 2(a) above, 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 items relate.

 

(h)       Band D Council Tax before the Police and Crime Commissioner North Wales Precept

Part of the Council's Area

Community Councils Precepts

Special Expense of the Borough Lighting

Total Special Expense

Basic Amount at 3(g)

Basic Amount for Part of Area

 

 

 

 

 Community of

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

Abenbury

25.15

25.15

 

1090.80

 

1115.95

 

Acton

25.22

4.93

30.15

 

1090.80

 

1120.95

 

Bangor Isycoed

30.02

 

30.02

 

1090.80

 

1120.82

 

Bronington

28.08

 

28.08

 

1090.80

 

1118.88

 

Broughton

48.75

 

48.75

 

1090.80

 

1139.55

 

Brymbo

51.22

 

51.22

 

1090.80

 

1142.02

 

Caia Park

56.00

4.93

60.93

 

1090.80

 

1151.73

 

Cefn

67.43

 

67.43

 

1090.80

 

1158.23

 

Ceiriog Ucha

12.20

 

12.20

 

1090.80

 

1103.00

 

Chirk

57.72

10.60

68.32

 

1090.80

 

1159.12

 

Coedpoeth

103.44

 

103.44

 

1090.80

 

1194.24

 

Erbistock

5.36

 

5.36

 

1090.80

 

1096.16

 

Esclusham

62.74

 

62.74

 

1090.80

 

1153.54

 

Glyntraian

48.84

12.46

61.30

 

1090.80

 

1152.10

 

Gresford

33.34

 

33.34

 

1090.80

 

1124.14

 

Gwersyllt

48.98

 

48.98

 

1090.80

 

1139.78

 

Hanmer

14.19

 

14.19

 

1090.80

 

1104.99

 

Holt

37.35

 

37.35

 

1090.80

 

1128.15

 

Isycoed

53.71

 

53.71

 

1090.80

 

1144.51

 

Llangollen Rural

73.85

16.44

90.29

 

1090.80

 

1181.09

 

Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

51.23

 

51.23

 

1090.80

 

1142.03

 

Llay

42.08

 

42.08

 

1090.80

 

1132.88

 

Maelor South

26.49

 

26.49

 

1090.80

 

1117.29

 

Marchwiel

57.68

 

57.68

 

1090.80

 

1148.48

 

Minera

50.92

 

50.92

 

1090.80

 

1141.72

 

Offa

43.36

4.93

48.29

 

1090.80

 

1139.09

 

Overton

70.49

 

70.49

 

1090.80

 

1161.29

 

Penycae

62.01

62.01

 

1090.80

 

1152.81

 

Rhosddu

22.41

4.93

27.34

 

1090.80

 

1118.14

 

Rhosllanerchrugog

73.42

73.42

 

1090.80

 

1164.22

 

Rossett

37.20

37.20

 

1090.80

 

1128.00

 

Ruabon

44.92

44.92

 

1090.80

 

1135.72

 

Sesswick

9.52

9.52

 

1090.80

 

1100.32

 

Willington/Worthenbury

20.83

20.83

 

1090.80

 

1111.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

being the amounts given by adding to the amount at 3(g) above the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council's area mentioned above divided in each case by the amount at 2(b) above, 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.

 

(i)                    Council Tax by Valuation band before the Police and Crime Commissioner North Wales precept

Part of the Council's Area

Valuation Bands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community of

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abenbury

743.97

867.96

991.96

1115.95

1363.94

1611.93

1859.92

2231.90

2603.88

Acton

747.30

871.85

996.40

1120.95

1370.05

1619.15

1868.25

2241.90

2615.55

Bangor Isycoed

747.21

871.75

996.28

1120.82

1369.89

1618.96

1868.03

2241.64

2615.25

Bronington

745.92

870.24

994.56

1118.88

1367.52

1616.16

1864.80

2237.76

2610.72

Broughton

759.70

886.32

1012.93

1139.55

1392.78

1646.02

1899.25

2279.10

2658.95

Brymbo

761.35

888.24

1015.13

1142.02

1395.80

1649.58

1903.37

2284.04

2664.71

Caia Park

767.82

895.79

1023.76

1151.73

1407.67

1663.61

1919.55

2303.46

2687.37

Cefn

772.15

900.85

1029.54

1158.23

1415.61

1673.00

1930.38

2316.46

2702.54

Ceiriog Ucha

735.33

857.89

980.44

1103.00

1348.11

1593.22

1838.33

2206.00

2573.67

Chirk

772.75

901.54

1030.33

1159.12

1416.70

1674.28

1931.87

2318.24

2704.61

Coedpoeth

796.16

928.85

1061.55

1194.24

1459.63

1725.01

1990.40

2388.48

2786.56

Erbistock

730.77

852.57

974.36

1096.16

1339.75

1583.34

1826.93

2192.32

2557.71

Esclusham

769.03

897.20

1025.37

1153.54

1409.88

1666.22

1922.57

2307.08

2691.59

Glyntraian

768.07

896.08

1024.09

1152.10

1408.12

1664.14

1920.17

2304.20

2688.23

Gresford

749.43

874.33

999.24

1124.14

1373.95

1623.76

1873.57

2248.28

2622.99

Gwersyllt

759.85

886.50

1013.14

1139.78

1393.06

1646.35

1899.63

2279.56

2659.49

Hanmer

736.66

859.44

982.21

1104.99

1350.54

1596.10

1841.65

2209.98

2578.31

Holt

752.10

877.45

1002.80

1128.15

1378.85

1629.55

1880.25

2256.30

2632.35

Isycoed

763.01

890.17

1017.34

1144.51

1398.85

1653.18

1907.52

2289.02

2670.52

Llangollen Rural

787.39

918.63

1049.86

1181.09

1443.55

1706.02

1968.48

2362.18

2755.88

Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

761.35

888.25

1015.14

1142.03

1395.81

1649.60

1903.38

2284.06

2664.74

Llay

755.25

881.13

1007.00

1132.88

1384.63

1636.38

1888.13

2265.76

2643.39

Maelor South

744.86

869.00

993.15

1117.29

1365.58

1613.86

1862.15

2234.58

2607.01

Marchwiel

765.65

893.26

1020.87

1148.48

1403.70

1658.92

1914.13

2296.96

2679.79

Minera

761.15

888.00

1014.86

1141.72

1395.44

1649.15

1902.87

2283.44

2664.01

Offa

759.39

885.96

1012.52

1139.09

1392.22

1645.35

1898.48

2278.18

2657.88

Overton

774.19

903.23

1032.26

1161.29

1419.35

1677.42

1935.48

2322.58

2709.68

Penycae

768.54

896.63

1024.72

1152.81

1408.99

1665.17

1921.35

2305.62

2689.89

Rhosddu

745.43

869.66

993.90

1118.14

1366.62

1615.09

1863.57

2236.28

2608.99

Rhosllanerchrugog

776.15

905.50

1034.86

1164.22

1422.94

1681.65

1940.37

2328.44

2716.51

Rossett

752.00

877.33

1002.67

1128.00

1378.67

1629.33

1880.00

2256.00

2632.00

Ruabon

757.15

883.34

1009.53

1135.72

1388.10

1640.48

1892.87

2271.44

2650.01

Sesswick

733.55

855.80

978.06

1100.32

1344.84

1589.35

1833.87

2200.64

2567.41

Willington/Worthenbury

741.09

864.60

988.12

1111.63

1358.66

1605.69

1852.72

2223.26

2593.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at 3 (g) and 3 (h) 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 the 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 the categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands.

 

4.         That it be noted that for the year 2018/2019 Police and Crime Commissioner North Wales (Major Precepting Authority) has stated that the following amounts in a precept issued to the Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, (as amended) for each of categories of dwellings shown below :-

 

Valuation Bands

Precepting Authority      North Wales Police

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

172.08

200.76

229.44

258.12

315.48

372.84

430.20

516.24

602.28

 

5.         That, having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 3(i) 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 2018/2019 for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:-

Part of the Council's

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

BAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Community of

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Abenbury

916.05

1068.72

1221.40

1374.07

1679.42

1984.77

2290.12

2748.14

3206.16

Acton

919.38

1072.61

1225.84

1379.07

1685.53

1991.99

2298.45

2758.14

3217.83

Bangor Isycoed

919.29

1072.51

1225.72

1378.94

1685.37

1991.80

2298.23

2757.88

3217.53

Bronington

918.00

1071.00

1224.00

1377.00

1683.00

1989.00

2295.00

2754.00

3213.00

Broughton

931.78

1087.08

1242.37

1397.67

1708.26

2018.86

2329.45

2795.34

3261.23

Brymbo

933.43

1089.00

1244.57

1400.14

1711.28

2022.42

2333.57

2800.28

3266.99

Caia Park

939.90

1096.55

1253.20

1409.85

1723.15

2036.45

2349.75

2819.70

3289.65

Cefn

944.23

1101.61

1258.98

1416.35

1731.09

2045.84

2360.58

2832.70

3304.82

Ceiriog Ucha

907.41

1058.65

1209.88

1361.12

1663.59

1966.06

2268.53

2722.24

3175.95

Chirk

944.83

1102.29

1259.77

1417.24

1732.19

2047.12

2362.07

2834.48

3306.89

Coedpoeth

968.24

1129.61

1290.99

1452.36

1775.11

2097.85

2420.60

2904.72

3388.84

Erbistock

902.85

1053.33

1203.80

1354.28

1655.23

1956.18

2257.13

2708.56

3159.99

Esclusham

941.11

1097.96

1254.81

1411.66

1725.36

2039.06

2352.77

2823.32

3293.87

Glyntraian

940.15

1096.84

1253.53

1410.22

1723.60

2036.99

2350.37

2820.44

3290.51

Gresford

921.51

1075.09

1228.68

1382.26

1689.43

1996.60

2303.77

2764.52

3225.27

Gwersyllt

931.93

1087.26

1242.58

1397.90

1708.54

2019.19

2329.83

2795.80

3261.77

Hanmer

908.74

1060.20

1211.65

1363.11

1666.02

1968.94

2271.85

2726.22

3180.59

Holt

924.18

1078.21

1232.24

1386.27

1694.33

2002.39

2310.45

2772.54

3234.63

Isycoed

935.09

1090.93

1246.78

1402.63

1714.33

2026.02

2337.72

2805.26

3272.80

Llangollen Rural

959.47

1119.39

1279.29

1439.21

1759.03

2078.86

2398.68

2878.42

3358.16

Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog

933.43

1089.01

1244.58

1400.15

1711.29

2022.44

2333.58

2800.30

3267.02

Llay

927.33

1081.89

1236.44

1391.00

1700.11

2009.22

2318.33

2782.00

3245.67

Maelor South

916.94

1069.76

1222.59

1375.41

1681.06

1986.70

2292.35

2750.82

3209.29

Marchwiel

937.73

1094.02

1250.31

1406.60

1719.18

2031.76

2344.33

2813.20

3282.07

Minera

933.23

1088.76

1244.30

1399.84

1710.92

2021.99

2333.07

2799.68

3266.29

Offa

931.48

1086.71

1241.96

1397.21

1707.71

2018.19

2328.69

2794.42

3260.15

Overton

946.27

1103.99

1261.70

1419.41

1734.83

2050.26

2365.68

2838.82

3311.96

Penycae

940.62

1097.39

1254.16

1410.93

1724.47

2038.01

2351.55

2821.86

3292.17

Rhosddu

917.51

1070.42

1223.34

1376.26

1682.10

1987.93

2293.77

2752.52

3211.27

Rhosllanerchrugog

948.23

1106.26

1264.30

1422.34

1738.42

2054.49

2370.57

2844.68

3318.79

Rossett

924.08

1078.09

1232.11

1386.12

1694.15

2002.17

2310.20

2772.24

3234.28

Ruabon

929.23

1084.10

1238.97

1393.84

1703.58

2013.32

2323.07

2787.68

3252.29

Sesswick

905.63

1056.56

1207.50

1358.44

1660.32

1962.19

2264.07

2716.88

3169.69

Willington/Worthenbury

913.17

1065.36

1217.56

1369.75

1674.14

1978.53

2282.92

2739.50

3196.08

 

6.         Reduction of Discounts for Second/Holiday Homes and Long Term Empty Properties

 

In Wales Section 12 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 creates a special class of property (prescribed class of dwellings) which allows a local authority to use its discretion in determining the level of discount to be awarded. If a dwelling meets certain criteria, then a billing authority can set the level of discount at either 25% or zero (i.e. no discount) for classes A & B, 50% or zero for class C.

 

The Council Tax (Prescribed Class of Dwellings) (Wales) Regulations 1998 as amended by The Council Tax (Prescribed Class of Dwellings) (Wales) (amendment) Regulations 2004, has with effect from 1 April 2004 designated three classes of prescribed dwellings.

 

The classes are:

 

Class A

a.         A dwelling which is not the sole or main residence of an individual.

 

b.         Dwelling which is furnished.

 

c.         Occupation of the dwelling is prohibited by law for a continuous period of at least 28 days in the relevant year.

 

d.         Dwelling is not a mooring occupied by a boat or pitch occupied by a caravan.

 

e.         Dwelling is unoccupied and is managed by a personal representative in relation to administration of a deceased person.

 

Class B

a.         A dwelling which is not the sole or main residence of an individual.

 

b.         Dwelling which is furnished.

 

c.         Occupation of the dwelling is prohibited by law for a continuous period of at least 28 days in the relevant year.

 

d.         Dwelling is not a mooring occupied by a boat or pitch occupied by a caravan.

 

e.         Dwelling is unoccupied and is managed by a personal representative in relation to administration of a deceased person.

 

Class C

a.         A dwelling which is unoccupied.

 

b.         A dwelling which is substantially unfurnished.

 

The difference between the classes A and B is the fact Class B has unrestricted occupation throughout 365 days a year whereas Class A is restricted to a maximum of 11 months occupation in a year e.g. planning restriction as commonly applied to holiday chalets.

 

That the level of discounts for Class A, B and C as prescribed under the Council Tax (Prescribed Class of Dwellings) (Wales) Regulations 1998 as amended by the Council Tax (Prescribed Class of Dwellings) (Wales) (amendment) Regulations 2004 be set at zero for the financial year 2018/2019.

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

To enable the Council to determine its revenue budget for 2018/19 and set the council tax for that year.

 

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