3. Council Tax Requirement

The Council must prepare a statutory calculation - the Council Tax Requirement. 

This is calculated by multiplying the Tax Base in an area (the number of Band D equivalent dwellings for Council Tax purposes) by Band D Council Tax. The Band D Council Tax figures are shown in a previous table whilst the Tax Base for each area is as follows:

Tax Base for Council Tax 2021/22 2022/23 Change
Oldham Council Area 57,200 57,450 250
Of which:      
Saddleworth Parish Area 8,699 8,833 134
Shaw & Crompton Parish Area 5,479 5,548 69

The resulting Council Tax Requirement is as follows:

Council Tax Requirement  2021/22
Council Tax
Income
£000
2022/23
Council Tax
Income
£000
Change
£000
Revenue for Council Services 98,552 102,932 4,380
Saddleworth Parish Council  205 215 10
Shaw & Crompton Parish Council 95 99 4
Council Tax Requirement 98,852 103,246 4,394

The amount of revenue raised from each element of Council Tax in 2022/23 compared to 2021/22 is presented in this table. 

This includes the increase in resources generated by the rise in the Tax Base. The total raised which helps pay for Council Services is £102.932m. Within this amount, £12.549m helps pay for Adult Social Care services. 

In total therefore, income generated by Council Tax for borough wide Council services has increased by £4.380m between years. Elements for the Parish Councils are collected on behalf of those organisations.

Council Tax Element 2021/22
Council Tax
Income
£000
2022/23
Taxbase
Growth
£000
2022/23
Council Tax
Increase
£000
2022/23
Council Tax
Income
£000
2022/23
Total
Change
£000
Oldham Council Services 88,029 385 1,969 90,383 2,354
Adult Social Care Precept 10,523 46 1,980 12,549 2,026
Revenue for All Oldham Council Services 98,552 431 3,949 102,932 4,380
Saddleworth Parish Council  205 3 7 215 10
Shaw & Crompton Parish Council 95 1 3 99 4

In addition, £13.116m will be generated in Council Tax for the Mayoral Police and Crime Commissioner Precept and £5.914m for the Mayoral General Precept (including Fire Services).