The Council Tax payable for 2017/18 for Band D properties is presented below. It is split into separate elements and includes a comparison against 2016/17 charges. 

Council Tax Element 2016/17 Band D Council Tax £ 2017/18 Band D Council Tax £ Change £ Change %
Oldham Council Services 1,416.63 1,445.37 28.74 * 1.99
Adult Social Care Precept 27.85 56.74 28.89 * 2.00
Council Tax for Council Services 1,444.48 1,502.11 57.63 3.99
Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester 157.30 162.30 5.00 3.18
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Authority 58.78 59.95 1.17 1.99
TOTAL BAND D COUNCIL TAX 1,660.56 1,724.36 63.80 3.84
Saddleworth Parish Council 19.35 20.35 1.00 5.17
Shaw & Crompton Parish Council 15.70 16.05 0.35 2.23

* Percentage increase compared to 2016/17 Council Tax for Oldham Council Services of £1,444.48.

The Council is required to calculate its Relevant Basic Amount of Council Tax to determine whether it needs to hold a Council Tax referendum.  A referendum would be necessary should the rise be above the level Central Government considers to be excessive.  This “excessiveness” is determined annually but for 2017/18 has been set at a 5% increase comprising 3% for Adult Social Care and 2% for other Council Services. The increase of 3.99% shown in the table above is not therefore classed as excessive and has not triggered a referendum.

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

The amount of revenue raised from each element of Council Tax is presented below. The total raised which helps pay for Council Services is £82.473m. Within this amount, £3.115m helps pay for Adult Social Care services. Elements for Police, Fire and the Parish Councils are collected on behalf of those organisations.

Council Tax Element 2016/17
Council Tax Income
£000
2017/18
Council Tax Income
£000
Change


£000
Oldham Council Services 77,073 79,358 2,285
Adult Social Care Precept 1,515 3,115 1,600
Revenue for All Oldham Council Services 78,588 82,473 3,885
Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester 8,558 8,911 353
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Authority 3,198 3,292 94
Revenue for Council Services, Police & Fire 90,344 94,676 4,332
Saddleworth Parish Council  162 172 10
Shaw & Crompton Parish Council 83 85 2

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 2016/17 2017/18 Change
Oldham Council Area 54,406 54,905 499
Saddleworth Parish Area 8,389 8,458 69
Shaw & Crompton Parish Area 5,305 5,316 11

The resulting Council Tax Requirement is:

Council Tax Requirement 2016/17
Council Tax Income
£000
2017/18
Council Tax Income
£000
Change

£000
Revenue for Council Services 78,588 82,473 3,885
Saddleworth Parish Council  162 172 10
Shaw & Crompton Parish Council 83 85 2
Council Tax Requirement 78,833 82,730 3,897