Cabinet considered the head of finance’s report on the council tax base for 2023/24. Each year an estimate was made of the taxable resources for the district as a whole and for each parish area. This was then recommended by Cabinet to full Council for approval. The council tax base for the district would then be notified to Oxfordshire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, plus each parish and town council.
Cabinet welcomed the report and the detail it provided for each parish. Officers were asked to consider adding a further column in next year’s report to show the change in the number of homes for each parish.
RESOLVED to recommend Council to:
(a) approve the report of the head of finance for the calculation of the council’s tax base and the calculation of the tax base for each parish area for 2023/2024;
(b) agree that, in accordance with The Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012, the amount calculated by South Oxfordshire District Council as its council tax base for the year 2023/24 be 61,349.5; and
(c) agree that, in accordance with The Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012, the amount calculated by South Oxfordshire District Council as the council tax base for the year 2023/24 for each parish be the amount shown against the name of that parish in Appendix A of the report of the head of finance to Cabinet on 1 December 2022.