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2. Council Tax levels and Budget Information

The main sources of income that support the Council’s net revenue expenditure budget are:

  • Council Tax (including the Adult Social Care Precept)
  • Business Rates
  • Central Government Grants

The following are tables and information that show:

  • Council Tax levels for 2021/22 compared to 2020/21
  • Gross Income and Expenditure levels
  • How the Council’s budget has changed compared to 2020/21
  • A summary of where money is spent and where funding comes from

Council Tax Levels

The Council Tax payable for 2020/21 for Band D properties is presented below. It is split into separate elements and includes a comparison against 2019/20 charges where appropriate.

Council Tax Element

2020/21
Band D Council Tax
£

2021/22
Band D Council Tax
£

Change

£

Change

%

Oldham Council - General Services

1,522.41

1,538.97

16.56

* 0.99

Oldham Council - Adult Social Care Precept

150.51

183.91

33.46

* 2.00

Council Tax for Council Services

1,672.92

1,722.94

50.02

2.99

Mayoral Police and Crime Commissioner Precept

208.30

218.30

10.00

4.80

Mayoral General Precept (including Fire Services)

90.95

90.95

0.00

0.00

TOTAL BAND D COUNCIL TAX

1,972.17

2,032.19

60.02

3.04

Saddleworth Parish Council

22.76

23.51

0.75

3.30

Shaw and Crompton Parish Council

16.86

17.37

0.51

3.02

* Percentage increase compared to 2020/21 Council Tax for Oldham Council Services of £1,672.92.

The Council was required to calculate its Relevant Basic Amount of Council Tax to determine whether it needed to hold a Council Tax referendum. A referendum would have been required if there had been an increase above the level Central Government considers to be excessive. This “excessiveness” is determined annually but for 2021/22 for Oldham was set at a 5% increase above the respective Council Tax for the previous year, comprising a maximum of 3% for Adult Social Care and 2% for other Council Services. The increase of 2.99% shown in the table above was not therefore classed as excessive and did not trigger a referendum.

The amounts shown for Saddleworth and Shaw and Crompton Parish Councils are only payable by residents living in those Parish areas.