2013/14 Council Tax Spending Plans
A breakdown of the amounts raised by Council Tax for the different organisations are shown. Full details and further information can be found in the Council Tax - Your Guide (see Related Documents).
The amounts to be raised by Council Tax for Torbay Council, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority and Devon & Cornwall Police Authority are applicable to all Torbay residents, the Parish Precept is only applicable to residents in the Brixham Town Council area. If applicable this will be detailed on your Council Tax demand.
|Excluding parish precept||Parish precept||Including parish precept|
|Amount to be raised by Council Tax:|
|Devon & Cornwall Police Authority||6,775||0||6,775|
|Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority||3,135||0||3,135|
|Brixham Town Council||0||155||155|
|Total amount to be raised by Council Tax||62,358||155||62,513|
|Tax Base (average number of chargeable properties)|
|Torbay Council Tax Base||41,587|
|Brixham Town Council Tax Base||5,297|
|Amount per Band D property (total amount to be raised divided by Tax Base)||£1,499.48||£27.74||£1,527.22|
Brixham Town Council
Brixham Town Council was established in May 2007. The Parish Council precepts Torbay Council as a billing authority to fund its activities. This precept is received from the Council Tax payers in the area covered by Brixham Parish Council, which are based on the wards of Berry Head with Furzeham and St Marys with Summercombe.
The table below shows the 2013/2014 Total Budgeted Expenditure. This is the same amount as the 2012/2013 budget.
|Total Expenditure £000's|
|Projects and Grants||70,000|
|Total Budget Requirement||193,000|
Police & Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall
This year £298.3m (compared to £295.1m in 2012/13) will be spent on policing and crime reduction in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. £209.1m (£196.8m in 2012/13) of this comes from grants and other income, while £89.2m (£98.3m in 2012/13) will be funded by council tax payers.
The part of council tax covering police services will increase by 2.0% in 2013/14. The Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Panel were consulted before this decision was made. Council tax increases have an impact on local tax payers and this has been balanced with the desire of local communities and victims of crime to have an effective police service and a safer place to live.
The priorities are detailed in the Police and Crime Plan which is available to view at www.devonandcornwall-pcc.gov.uk . This includes information on how the Police and Crime Commissioner will ensure value for money.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority is responsible for the governance arrangements for Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, including the responsibility for setting its revenue and capital budgets in order to meet local and national priorities.
The spending plans for 2013/14 are shown below with comparative figures for 2012/13.
|Spending plans||2012/13 (£m)||2013/14 (£m)|
|Income from specific grants, fees and charges||(3.5)||(3.1)|
|Council Tax Freeze grant||(1.1)||(1.1)|
|Central Government funding||(31.5)||(28.7)|
|Council Tax Requirement||46.1||41.8|
Changes in Spending
In 2013/14 the spending requirement for the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Authority will be £1.893m less than in 2012/13. These changes are a result of the following.
|Classification of Spend||Changes to Expenditure (£m)||Changes to Income (£m)|
|Contractual pay & price increases||0.869||(0)|
|Invest to save incentives & services/essential spending pressures||2.913||-|
|One off provisions included in 2012/13 budget||(4.102)||-|
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