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Amendment of the City Council Tax aggregate amounts

Decision Maker: Strategic Director (FB)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To amend the Cambridge City Council council tax rates and aggregate amounts for bands A, B, C, E, F, G and H as in the attached revised Appendix A(b) – Council Tax Setting 2020/21.

Decision:

CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL

Officer Urgent Decision - Record

 

 

Amendment of the City Council Tax aggregate amounts

 

Decision(s) taken:

To amend the figures for the City Council aggregate amount in appendix A (b) of the Council’s adopted resolution of 25 February 2020.

Decision of:

Strategic Director 1

Date of decision: 

27th February 2020

 

 

Matter for Decision:

To amend the Cambridge City Council council tax rates and aggregate amounts for bands A, B, C, E, F, G and H as in the attached revised Appendix A(b) – Council Tax Setting 2020/21.

Any alternative options considered and rejected:

Without making this administrative change, there is a possibility of the City Council’s tax rates being challenged as the rates agreed by Full Council on 25 February 2020 are incorrect by 1p.  A requirement to re-bill, if at any time in the 2020/21 year they were challenged, would be a significant additional cost and an inconvenience to residents, that is being prevented by the urgent action.  By not making this change the City Council would see a small shortfall in its budget for 2020/21 of £444.

 

 

Reason(s) for the decision including any background papers considered:

An urgent decision under paragraph 2 of section 9, Council Procedure Rules was necessary to enable the printing and delivery of Council Tax bills for the Council’s area within the statutory timescales.  To delay the matter for a further decision by a meeting of the Full Council was not possible if the Council was to meet its statutory timescales for billing. 

 

Conflicts of interest and dispensations granted by the Chief Executive:

None.

 

Other Comments:

The Chief Executive was unavailable and therefore not able to be consulted before the action was taken.  The Head of Finance advised the Leader of the Council and the Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources prior to the action being taken.

 

Reference:

20/OfficerUrgent/SR/01

 

Contact for further information:

Caroline Ryba, Head of Finance, 01223 458134 caroline.ryba@cambridge.gov.uk

 

 

Publication date: 12/05/2020

Date of decision: 27/02/2020