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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 in an area

 

2020/21

2021/22

Change

Oldham Council Area

57,663

57,200

-463

Of which:

     

Saddleworth Parish Area

8,707

8,699

-8

Shaw and Crompton Parish Area

5,494

5,479

-15

The resulting Council Tax Requirement is as follows:

Council Tax Requirement

 

2020/21
Council Tax
Income
£000

2021/22
Council Tax
Income
£000

Change
£000

Funding for Council Services

96,466

98,552

2,086

Saddleworth Parish Council

198

205

7

Shaw and Crompton Parish Council

93

95

2

Council Tax Requirement

96,757

98,852

2,095

The amount of revenue raised from each element of Council Tax in 2021/22 compared to 2020/21 is presented in the table below. This includes the reduction in resources generated by the fall in the Tax Base. The total raised which helps pay for Council Services is £98.552m. Within this amount, £10.523m helps pay for Adult Social Care services. In total therefore, income generated by Council Tax for borough wide Council services has increased by £2.086m between years. Elements for the Parish Councils are collected on behalf of those organisations.

Council Tax Element

 

2020/21
Council Tax
Income
£000

2021/22
Tax Base
Growth
£000

2021/22
Council Tax
Increase
£000

2021/22
Council Tax
Income
£000

2021/22
Total
Change
£000

Oldham Council Services

87,787

-705

947

88,029

242

Adult Social Care Precept

8,679

-70

1,914

10,523

1,844

Revenue for Oldham-wide Council Services

96,466

-775

2,861

98,552

2,086

Saddleworth Parish Council

198

0

7

205

7

Shaw and Crompton Parish Council

93

0

2

95

2

In addition, £12.487m will be generated in Council Tax for the Mayoral Police and Crime Commissioner Precept and £5.202m for the Mayoral General Precept (including Fire Services).