Council Tax Setting Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday, 27th February, 2014
Time:
7.00pm
Place:
Committee Room 3, Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City
 
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor T.W. Hone (Chairman), Councillor Tony Hunter (substitute), Councillor Ian Mantle and Councillor Mrs L.A. Needham.
In attendance:
Strategic Director of Finance, Policy & Governance and Committee & Member Services Manager.
Item Description/Decision
PART I
8 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor R.A.C. Thake. Councillor Tony Hunter was substituting for Councillor Thake.
9 MINUTES
RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 14 January 2014 be approved as a true record of the proceedings and signed by the Chairman.
10 NOTIFICATION OF OTHER BUSINESS
There was no notification of other business.
11 CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Chairman 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.
12 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
There was no public participation.
13 COUNCIL TAX RESOLUTION 2014-2015
The Chairman (the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance and IT) reminded Members that the Council, at its meeting held on 13 February 2014, had approved a 2014/15 Council Tax increase of 1.9% for North Hertfordshire. This equated to a District Council Tax of £204.13 for a Band D property in 2014/15. At that meeting, the Council had been unable to formally approve the Council Tax resolution because it had not been notified of the Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Police Authority precept requirements for 2014/15.

The Chairman reported that the Hertfordshire County Council precept had been set at a level which equated to a Council Tax of £1,118.83 for a Band D property, which was the same as the Council Tax for the current year. The precept for the Hertfordshire Police Authority was set at a level which equated to a Council Tax of £147.82 for a Band D property, which was also the same as the Council Tax for the current year.

The effect of the Council’s decision made at its meeting on 13 February 2014, coupled with the County Council and Police Authority precepts, resulted in a Band D Council Tax of £1,470.78, which was 0.25% higher than the Council Tax for the current year. This charge would be increased by the appropriate parish precepts, as detailed in the agenda papers.

The Strategic Director of Finance, Policy and Governance circulated the Estimates book for 2014/15.

[THE MINUTE APPROVING THE COUNCIL TAX RESOLUTION FOR 2014/15 (MINUTE 13) IS ATTACHED.]
Published on Wednesday, 5th March, 2014
7.02pm