Decision details

    Calculation of Business Rates 2019/20, Council Tax Base for 2019/20 and the Projected Collection Funded Surplus / Deficit for 2018/19

    Decision status: Recommendations Approved

    Is Key decision?: Yes

    Is subject to call in?: No


    1.1          That Council be recommended to approve an update to Council Tax discounts:


    ·      To remove the 2 month period for unoccupied and unfurnished domestic property from 1 April 2019.

    ·      To update the discounts on long term empty properties of 2 years or more:


    1.   From 1 April 2019 an increase up to 200% (currently 150%).

    2.   From 1 April 2020 for properties empty for less than 5 years up to 200% and at least 5 years up to 300%.

    3.   From 1 April 2021 for properties empty for less than 5 years up to 200%, at least 5 years but less than 10 years up to 300% and at least 10 years up to 400%.


    1.2          That Council be recommended to approve in accordance with the relevant legislation and regulations, the Council Taxbase (Band D residential properties) for Lichfield District for the financial year 2019/20 of 38,010.8 (non-approval of 2.1 would reduce the Taxbase by 171.5 to 37,839.3).


    1.3          That the estimated Council Tax Collection fund Surplus of (£230,300) and the estimated Business Rates Collection Fund surplus of (£529,800) for 2018/19 be noted.


    1.4          That Authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Finance and Democracy and the Chief Financial Officer (Section 151) to complete and certify the NNDR1 for 2019/20 on behalf of the Council.


    Publication date: 05/12/2018

    Date of decision: 04/12/2018

    Decided at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

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