Council Tax - Financial Information 2018-19

The Council Tax for residents of the Borough is expressed as a Band "D" charge. For the financial year beginning 1 April 2018, this charge is £1,855.40.

Gedling Borough Council has increased its charge by 3.16%. Increases for the other authorities, and how the average increase, including the Parish Councils, has been calculated is shown below.

 

 

2018/19

2017/18

 

2018/19

 

Sums Collected

Band D

Band D

Increase

per head

 

£000's

£

£

£

%

£

Gedling Borough Council

5,974

163.07

158.07

5.00

3.16

50.36

Nottinghamshire County Council

52,004

1,419.43

1,351.97

67.46

4.99

438.34

Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner

7,159

195.39

183.42

11.97

6.53

60.34

Combined Fire Authority

2,840

77.51

75.29

2.22

2.95

23.94

Sub Total - excluding Parishes

67,977

1,855.40

1,768.75

86.65

4.90

572.98

Parish Councils (average)

673

18.36

17.45

0.91

5.21

5.67

Total - including Parishes

68,650

1,873.76

1,786.20

87.56

4.90

578.65

 

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made an offer to adult social care authorities. (“Adult social care authorities” are local authorities which have functions under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, namely county councils in England, district councils for an area in England for which there is no county council, London borough councils, the Common Council of the City of London and the Council of the Isles of Scilly).

 

The offer is the option of an adult social care authority being able to charge an additional “precept” on its council tax for the financial year beginning in 2016 without holding a referendum, to assist the authority in meeting expenditure on adult social care. Subject to the annual approval of the House of Commons, the Secretary of State intends to offer the option of charging this “precept” in relation to each financial year up to and including the financial year 2019-20.

Where Your Money Goes

 

£000s

£000s

%

Gedling Borough Council

5,974

 

 

Parish Councils

673

 

 

Total Gedling Borough Council

 

6,647

9.68

Nottinghamshire County Council

 

52,004

75.75

Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner

 

7,159

10.43

Combined Fire Authority

 

2,840

4.14

Total Requirement

 

68,650

100.00

 


 

Parish Precepts

 

2017/18 

2018/19 

Addl Parish Charge per Band D Property 

Total Band D Charge per Parish 

Bestwood St Albans (ceases 31/3/18)

29,905

n/a

n/a

n/a

Bestwood Village (effective 1/4/18)

n/a

18,400

29.98

1,885.38

Burton Joyce

143,406

147,698

101.27

1,956.67

Calverton

184,500

191,775

86.98

1,942.38

Colwick

30,950

30,000

34.92

1,890.32

Lambley

15,502

16,100

32.65

1,888.05

Linby

10,567

12,314

78.24

1,933.64

Newstead

14,762

15,333

41.85

1,897.25

Papplewick

10,062

11,880

42.85

1,898.25

Ravenshead

125,928

130,944

47.81

1,903.21

St Albans (effective 1/4/18)

n/a

26,662

29.00

1,884.40

Stoke Bardolph

324

1,160

21.92

1,877.32

Woodborough

67,645

70,283

75.75

1,931.15

Total

633,551

672,549

 

 

Regulations define any parish that issues a precept over £140,000 as a "relevant precepting authority". Any such parish is required to provide certain information about gross and net expenditure and the difference between current and previous years. As billing authority, Gedling Borough Council must then display that information within the financial information that accompanies the Council Tax bills. Gedling now publishes this on it's website rather than by sending a leaflet and information in respect of Burton Joyce and Calverton Parish Council is shown below.

Burton Joyce Parish Council     

Total Spending 

Spending Less Income 

 

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

Administration

58,600

95,220

53,556

77,220

Parks & Open Spaces

150,550

158,928

73,450

77,373

Cemetery

2,000

2,000

(12,000)

(15,000)

Environment

6,700

3,400

6,700

1,600

Economic Development

0

0

0

0

Other Projects 

30,000

6,500

21,700

6,500

 Total Cost of services

247,850

266,048

143,406

147,698

 Transfer to/(from) reserves

 

 

0.00

0.00

 Amount needed from Collection Fund

 

 

143,406

147,698

 

Calverton Parish Council     

Total Spending 

Spending Less Income 

 

2017/18

2018/19

2017/18

2018/19

Administration

71,265

67,170

56,841

57,567

Parks & Open Spaces

58,000

74,028

52,450

64,028

Cemetery

20,100

19,603

150

1,213

Environment

15,435

16,961

15,435

16,961

Economic Development

7,124

7,201

7,124

7,201

Other Projects 

64,183

70,000

60,000

60,000

 Total Cost of services

236,107

254,963

192,000

206,970

 Transfer to/(from) reserves

 

 

(7,500)

(15,195)

 Amount needed from Collection Fund

 

 

184,500

191,775

Reasons for the change in charge

 

£000s

Band D Equivalent

Gedling's call on the Collection Fund 2017/2018

5,739

158.07

Changes in External Support & Collection Fund

1,262

31.45

Change in Tax Base

0

-1.43

Budget Pressures - including inflation

865

23.61

Budget Growth

25

0.68

Budget Reductions including efficiency savings and new ways of working

(1,226)

-33.45

Changes in the Use of Balances

(691)

-18.86

Gedling's call on the Collection Fund 2018/2019

5,974

163.07

How Gedling spends the money

Where the money comes from

 

£000s

Fees, Charges & Other Income

9,755

Council Tax Payers (Net of Collection Fund Surpluses)

6,364

Central Govt - Specific Funding (Settlement)

3,344

Central Govt. - Other 

1,969

Benefits Subsidy

23,741

Movement on Balances

1,279

Total Income

46,452

Where the money goes - what the Council spends it on

 

£000s

Community Development

1,654

Housing, Health and Well-being (excluding Benefits  

5,095

Benefits (including HB Admin)

25,003

Public Protection

2,139

Environment

7,376

Growth and Regeneration

1,839

Resources and Reputation

2,673

Parish Councils

673

Total Expenditure

46,452

Gedling Borough Council's Staff

 

2017/18

2018/19

Full Time Equivalent staff employed

392

387

 

The Council's estimated outstanding debt at 31st March 2018 is £7,812,000