Cabinet Decisions

Cabinet Decisions

14/01/2020 - Tax Base 2020-21 ref: 4908    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Council is required to pass a formal resolution determining the Council Tax Base for 2020-21.

 

To formally determine not to revise the reduction of Council Tax Discounts.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet agreed the following:

 

1.  The District's Council Tax Base for 2020-21 as 44,546.40 and the tax base for the towns and parishes in the Council’s administrative area, as set out in the table at Annex 2 (to the cabinet report);

 

2.  The increase in premium for all properties that have been left empty and substantially unfurnished for five years but less than 10 years. This will take effect from April 2020 and will see the premium increased from 100% to 200%;

 

3.  Not to revise the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020-21.

Lead officer: Chris Blundell


15/01/2019 - Council Tax Base 2019-20 Report ref: 4899    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report on setting of the Council Tax base for the coming year. The Tax base is defined mainly in terms of the number of Band D equivalent properties but is then adjusted to reflect various discounts. The calculation of the tax base had been undertaken in accordance with the current regulations; the Local Authority Calculation of Tax Base Regulations 2012.

 

The main change to note this year other than the calculation itself was the proposal to approve a council tax premium increase for qualifying long term empty properties. New regulations recently passed allowed councils to increase the long term empty property premium for qualifying properties, from an additional 50% to an additional 100% of Council Tax payable. The results of a public consultation on the council tax conducted by the Council indicated that two thirds of respondents were in favour of this increase.

 

Councillor Gregory proposed, Councillor Savage seconded and Members agreed the following:

 

1)  The District's Council Tax Base for 2019-20 as 43,763.27 and the tax base for the towns and parishes in the Council’s administrative area, as set out in the table at Annex 2 (to the Cabinet report);

 

2)  The increase premium for all properties that have been left empty and substantially unfurnished for two years or more. This will take effect from April 2019 and will see the premium increase from 50% to 100% extra on the Council Tax payable;

 

3)  Not to revise the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2019-20.

Lead officer: Matthew Sanham


16/12/2019 - Review of Unauthorised Traveller Encampment in Thanet - Report back by the Traveller Review Group ref: 4858    Recommendations Approved

The O&S Panel commissioned a Review Group to develop an understanding and managing the impact of Traveller unauthorised encampments in the Thanet area; whilst ensuring that TDC continues to undertake its obligations to the Traveller community and Thanet residents. This Group reported back to the O&S Panel in November who agreed to pass recommendations to Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/12/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020

Decision:

To undertake further work to assess the feasibility and cost implications of three temporary tolerated sites in the District, at Potten Street, St Nicholas at Wade, Tivoli Brooks and Ramsgate Port, with a view to using them on a rotational basis.

Wards affected: (All Wards);