Council Tax - Financial Information 2017-18

The Council Tax for residents of the Borough is expressed as a Band "D" charge. For the financial year beginning 1 April 2017, this charge is £1,768.75

Gedling Borough Council has increased its charge by 3.27%. Increases for the other authorities, and how the average increase, including the Parish Councils, has been calculated is shown below.

  2017/182016/17 2017/18
 Sums CollectedBand DBand DIncreaseper head
 £000's£££%£
Gedling Borough Council 5,739 158.07 153.07 5.00 3.27 48.70
Nottinghamshire County Council 49,085 1,351.97 1,290.66 61.31 4.75 416.51
Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner 6,659 183.42 179.91 3.51 1.95 56.51
Combined Fire Authority 2,733 75.29 73.85 1.44 1.95 23.19
Sub Total - excluding Parishes 64,216 1,768.75 1,697.49 71.26 4.20 544.91
Parish Councils (average) 634 17.45 16.18 1.27 7.85 5.38
Total - including Parishes 64,850 1,786.20 1,713.67 72.53 4.23 550.29

 

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 5,739    
Parish Councils 634    
Total Gedling Borough Council   6,373 9.83
Nottinghamshire County Council   49,085 75.69
Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner   6,659 10.27
Combined Fire Authority   2,733 4.21
Total Requirement   64,850 100.00

Parish Precepts

  2016/17 2017/18 Addl Parish Charge per Band D Property Total Band D Charge per Parish 
Bestwood St Albans 29,537 29,905 19.50 1,788.25
Burton Joyce 128,071 143,406 99.41 1,868.16
Calverton 174,626 184,500 84.53 1,853.28
Colwick 30,000 30,950 36.12 1,804.87
Lambley 15,699 15,502 31.90 1,800.65
Linby 8,226 10,567 72.47 1,841.22
Newstead 14,724 14,762 41.03 1,809.78
Papplewick 9,918 10,062 36.39 1,805.14
Ravenshead 122,295 125,928 46.44 1,815.19
Stoke Bardolph 367 324 6.16 1,774.91
Woodborough 50,660 67,645 73.50 1,842.25
Total 584,123 633,551    

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 
  2016/17 2017/18 2016/17 2017/18
Administration 54,357 58,600 48,692 53,556
Parks & Open Spaces 158,625 150,550 68,179 73,450
Cemetery 3,000 2,000 (11,000) (12,000)
Environment 8,100 6,700 8,100 6,700
Economic Development 0 0 0 0
Other Projects  21,000 30,000 14,100 21,700
 Total Cost of services 245,082 247,850 128,071 143,406
 Transfer to/(from) reserves     0.00 0.00
 Amount needed from Collection Fund     128,071 143,406

 

Calverton Parish Council     Total Spending Spending Less Income 
  2016/17 2017/18 2016/17 2017/18
Administration 57,991 71,265 40,484 56,841
Parks & Open Spaces 52,893 58,000 52,093 52,450
Cemetery 18,507 20,100 777 150
Environment 18,924 15,435 15,724 15,435
Economic Development 5,548 7,124 5,548 7,124
Other Projects  61,800 64,183 60,000 60,000
 Total Cost of services 215,663 236,107 174,626 192,000
 Transfer to/(from) reserves     0.00 (7,500)
 Amount needed from Collection Fund     174,626 184,500

Reasons for the change in charge

  £000sBand D Equivalent
Gedling's call on the Collection Fund 2016/2017 5,527 153.07
Changes in External Support & Collection Fund 462 12.73
Change in Tax Base 0 -0.85
Budget Pressures - including inflation 1,056 29.09
Budget Growth 133 3.66
Budget Reductions including efficiency savings and new ways of working (1,332) -36.68
Changes in the Use of Balances (107) -2.95
Gedling's call on the Collection Fund 2017/2018 5,739 158.07

How Gedling spends the money

Where the money comes from

  £000s
Fees, Charges & Other Income 9,758
Council Tax Payers (Net of Collection Fund Surpluses) 7,214
Central Govt - Specific Funding (Settlement) 3,653
Central Govt. - Other  1,838
Benefits Subsidy 25,369
Movement on Balances 588
Total Income 48,420

Where the money goes - what the Council spends it on

  £000s
Community Development 1,754
Housing, Health and Well-being (excluding Benefits   4,921
Benefits (including HB Admin) 26,579
Public Protection 2,298
Environment 7,275
Growth and Regeneration 1,982
Resources and Reputation 2,977
Parish Councils 634
Total Expenditure 48,420

Gedling Borough Council's Staff

  2016/172017/18
Full Time Equivalent staff employed 390 392

 

The Council's estimated outstanding debt at 31st March 2017 is £7,812,000