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APPENDIX F

SUBJECTIVE ANALYSIS






2014/15

2015/16




Original

Original




Estimate

Estimate




£000

£000










Expenditure
















Employees

293,366

297,676

Premises

40,957

36,631

Transport

18,710

19,113

Supplies & Services

74,179

77,057

Agency

91,861

98,277

Transfer Payments

149,227

147,598

Capital Finance

30,759

17,113










Expenditure Gross

699,059

693,465










Income
















Grants and Contributions

150,895

127,037

Customer & Client Receipts

61,155

68,575

Rents

6,434

6,576

Interest, Dividends and Distributions

3,117

2,588










Income Gross

221,601

204,776










Savings

0

-23,590










Net Expenditure *

477,458

465,099










* Before Direct Grants to Schools of

226,481

229,036










APPENDIX G

THE FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS ACCOUNT






2014/15

2015/16

Comment




Original

Original







£000s

£000s
















Corporate Financing Cost

13,315

13,315




Transferred Debt

1,507

1,507




Interest and Contributions

-962

-768




Airport Dividend

-1,000

-1,000




Airport Rents

-414

-414




Airport Loan Interest

-1,076

-1,076




Debt Management

20

20




Total Financing & Investing

11,390

11,584




Waste Disposal Levy

21,258

21,783




Land Drainage Levy

130

129




Transport Levy

21,679

21,452




Total Levies

43,067

43,364




Former Employee Pensions

849

852




Car Parks

-350

-350




Miscellaneous Expenses

0

1,369




Use of Budget Balancing Reserve

-2,000

-2,000

£8m set aside in February 2013

Education Services Grant

-5,456

-4,250




New Homes Bonus

-3,371

-4,036

Includes 5th year of funding

Total Miscellaneous

-10,328

-8,415




Total

44,129

46,533





APPENDIX H(i)

COLLECTION FUND (COUNCIL TAX)





2014/15

2014/15

2015/16




Original

Revised

Budget




£000

£000

£000













Expenditure






















Bolton

89,062

89,062

89,984

Police

10,566

10,566

10,737

Fire and Civil Defence

3,998

3,998

4,062

Total Expenditure

103,626

103,626

104,743

























Income






















Council Tax

103,161

103,626

104,317

























Surplus/(Deficit) for year

(465)

0

(466)

Balance Brought Forward

465

466

466













Balance Carried Forward

0

466

0














APPENDIX H(ii)

COLLECTION FUND (BUSINESS RATES)





2014/15

2014/15

2015/16




Original

Revised

Budget




£000

£000

£000













Expenditure






















Bolton

39,211

38,423

40,386

Central Government

39,595

38,798

41,210

Fire and Civil Defence

792

776

824

Total Expenditure

79,598

77,997

82,420

























Income






















Business Rates

87,154

84,242

87,343

























Surplus/(Deficit) for year

7,556

6,245

4,923

Balance Brought Forward

(7,556)

(11,168)

(4,923)













Balance Carried Forward

0

(4,923)

0














APPENDIX I
COUNCIL TAX (NON PARISH COUNCIL AREAS)


Band

Properties

2014/15

2015/16

Increase
















A

42.0%

£990.99

£990.99

Nil

B

19.1%

£1,156.17

£1,156.17

Nil

C

17.8%

£1,321.33

£1,321.33

Nil

D

10.8%

£1,486.50

£1,486.50

Nil

E

5.7%

£1,816.82

£1,816.82

Nil

F

2.4%

£2,147.16

£2,147.16

Nil

G

2.0%

£2,477.49

£2,477.49

Nil

H

0.2%

£2,973.00

£2,973.00

Nil

Approximately 50% of households will receive reduced Council Tax bills through the Council Tax Support Scheme and Personal Discounts. For Council Tax the maximum support through the Council Tax Support Scheme is 100%.



APPENDIX J

DRAFT SUBSTANTIVE COUNCIL TAX RESOLUTION

(i) That the following recommendations of the Cabinet on 16th February 2015 be approved:-




  1. The Council be recommended to approve the Budget for 2015/16 and the outline Budget for 2016/17.

  2. That the Council Tax be frozen for 2015/16 with the balance of £0.7m funding to achieve this in addition to the freeze grant to be taken from the one-off revenue funding.



  1. To provide £2m of one-off revenue funding to support the Octagon Theatre’s ambitious plans for redevelopment which will help lever in potential funds from the Arts Council and other funding sources. The Council’s contribution would be particular to support access to the octagon for young people and people with disabilities.



  1. That £1.3 of one-off revenue-funding is made available for use over 2015/16 and 2016/17 to improve the environment of the Borough (This will be used in conjunction with the £0.2m additional Capital to create a £1.5m fund). The focus of the fund will include the one-off clean-up of neighbourhoods and streets, measures to tackle fly tipping and to enhance the council’s enforcement activities across the Borough.



  1. That the Cabinet recommends to the Council the following in respect of the £10m unallocated Capital Programme Resources for 2015/16 and £3m unallocated Capital Resources in 2016/17:

  • £0.2m of capital funding to complement the revenue funding provided to improve the environment of the Borough.

  • £5m investment in highway schemes including residential roads and pavements at £2.5m in 2015/16 and £2.5m in 2016/17.

  • £4m contribution to a new Horwich Leisure Centre in conjunction with other funding partners

  • £1m for other Leisure and youth provision capital investment to enhance sporting and social activities for young people and adults.

  • £1m investment to increase the provision of aids and adaptations in people’s homes to improve their quality of live and enable them to live independently longer at £0.5m in 2015/16 and £0.5m in 2016/17

  • An additional £1m for investment in Housing and Housing Improvements

  • £0.5m to improve road safety in the vicinity of the borough’s schools including the implementation of 20mph zones and/or other road safety schemes

  • £0.3m to support capital programmes for the voluntary and community sector including via capital projects within the Community Empowerment Fund



  1. The Council be recommended to approve the Capital Programme for 2015/16 to 2017/18

(g) The Council be recommended to approve the Investment and Prudential Indicators and Treasury Strategies 2015/16 to 2017/18

(ii) It be noted that on 10th November 2014 the Cabinet calculated







(a)

the Council Tax Base 2015/16 for the whole Council area as 70,176 (item T in the formula in Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”); and




(b)

for dwellings in those parts of its area to which a Parish precept relates as:


Parish Councils


The Parish of Blackrod

1,809

Band D equivalents

The Parish of Horwich

7,089

Band D equivalents

The Parish of Westhoughton

8,198

Band D Equivalents

being the amounts calculated by the Council, in accordance with regulation 6 of the Regulations, as the amounts of its Council Tax base for the year 2015/16 for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate.


(iii) Calculate that the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2015/16 (excluding Parish precepts) is £89,583,875.
(iv) That the following amounts be calculated for the year 2015/16 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act.





(a)

£204,885,766

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act taking into account all precepts issued to it by Parish Councils.





(b)

£114,931,447

being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act.





(c)

£89,954,319

being the amount by which the aggregate at (iv)(a) above exceeds the aggregate at (iv)(b) above, calculated by the Council in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year. (Item R in the formula in Section 31B of the Act).





(d)

£1,281.84

being the amount at (iv)(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T ((ii)(a) above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year (including Parish precepts).





(e)

£370,444

being the aggregate amount of all special items (Parish precepts) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act, each individual parish precept being:-

Blackrod £ 53,858

Horwich £185,836

Westhoughton £130,750







(f)

£1,276.56

being the amount at (iv)(d) above less the result given by dividing the amount at (iv)(e) above by Item T (ii)(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 Parish precept relates.





(g)

Part of the Council’s Area

Parish of Blackrod £1,306.33

Parish of Horwich £1,302.77

Parish of Westhoughton £1,292.51

being the amounts given by adding to the amount at (f) above the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council's area mentioned at (e) above divided in each case by the amount at (ii) 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)

Part of the Council's Area







Valuation bands

Parish of Blackrod

Parish of Horwich

Parish of Westhoughton

All other parts of the Council's area































A

£870.89

£868.51

£861.67

£851.04







B

£1,016.03

£1,013.27

£1,005.29

£992.88







C

£1,161.18

£1,158.02

£1,148.90

£1,134.72







D

£1,306.33

£1,302.77

£1,292.51

£1,276.56







E

£1,596.63

£1,592.27

£1,579.73

£1,560.24







F

£1,886.92

£1,881.78

£1,866.96

£1,843.92







G

£2,177.22

£2,171.28

£2,154.18

£2,127.60







H

£2,612.66

£2,605.54

£2,585.02

£2,553.12

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at (f) and (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


(v) That it be noted that for the year 2015/16 the Greater Manchester Fire and Civil Defence Authority and the Greater Manchester Police Authority 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:-

Precepting Authority








Valuation Bands

Greater Manchester Fire & Civil Defence Authority

Greater Manchester Police Authority








A

£38.42

£101.53

B

£44.83

£118.46

C

£51.23

£135.38

D

£57.64

£152.30

E

£70.44

£186.14

F

£83.25

£219.99

G

£96.06

£253.83

H

£115.28

£304.60

(vi) That, having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at (iv)(f)(i) and (v), 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 2015/16 for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:-







(i)

Part of the Council's Area







Valuation bands

Parish of Blackrod

Parish of Horwich

Parish of Westhoughton

All other parts of the Council's area































A

£1,010.84

£1,008.46

£1,001.62

£990.99







B

£1,179.32

£1,176.56

£1,168.58

£1,156.17







C

£1,347.79

£1,344.63

£1,335.51

£1,321.33







D

£1,516.27

£1,512.71

£1,502.45

£1,486.50







E

£1,853.21

£1,848.85

£1,836.31

£1,816.82







F

£2,190.16

£2,185.02

£2,170.20

£2,147.16







G

£2,527.11

£2,521.17

£2,504.07

£2,477.49







H

£3,032.54

£3,025.42

£3,004.90

£2,973.00

(vii) That the Council’s basic amount of Council Tax for 2015/16 is frozen and is not excessive in accordance with principles approved under Section 52ZB Local Government Finance Act 1992.


(viii) That the Borough Treasurer be delegated authority to collect revenues and disburse monies from the relevant accounts.
(ix) That it be noted that the Government have set a National Non-Domestic Rate of 48.0p in the pound for small businesses and 49.3p in the pound for larger businesses for the financial year 2015/16.
(x) That the Council's current policy in respect of discretionary relief for charitable organisations, as approved by the Cabinet on the 16th February 2015, be reaffirmed and that the Borough Treasurer be delegated authority to determine applications for such relief.
(xi) That War Disablement Pensions and War Widows' Pensions be disregarded for the purposes of the Council Tax Support Scheme.
(xii) That Council approves the following definition for the ‘minimum occupancy period’ for Council Tax Discount Class C properties, to apply from 1 April 2015:

“For the purposes of Discount Class C, in considering whether a dwelling has been vacant for any period, any one period, not exceeding six weeks, during which it was not vacant shall be disregarded”.

(xiii) That the minutes of the proceedings of the undermentioned Scrutiny Committee regarding their consideration of the budgets be noted:-
Corporate and External Issues 18th February 2015


APPENDIX K

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