, 2 August 2019 - 16 August 2019

Decisions

Decisions published

08/08/2019 - Application for Discretionary Rate Relief ref: 10863    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval to award discretionary rate relief to a non-profit making organisation under the provisions of section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (as amended by section 69 of the Localism Act 2011).

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Decision published: 08/08/2019

Effective from: 16/08/2019

Decision:

Decision:

 

That the application from Southport Old Links Golf Club be approved for 25% discretionary rate relief for the financial year 2018-2019 amounting to £3,780.00 and 25% for the financial year 2019-2020 amounting to £3,866.63.

 

Reason for the Decision:

 

Southport Old Links Golf Club is providing a valuable service to the residents of Sefton by promoting sport & physical activity.

 

Under rate retention 99% of discretionary rate relief must borne by the Council

 and 1% by the Fire Authority.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The ratepayer has applied for 25% discretionary rate relief to reduce their rate liability at Moss Lane, Churchtown, Southport, PR9 7QS.

 

 The discretionary rate relief application can be refused or a different percentage of relief granted, as shown in the table below: -

 

 

2018 - 2019 

 

25% Relief

 

50% Relief

 

75% Relief

 

100% Relief

Gross Increase in Revenue Expenditure

 

 

 

£3,780.00

 

 

 

£7,560.00

 

 

 

£11,340.00

 

 

 

£15,120.00

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton funded Resources 99%

 

 

£3,742.20

 

 

£7,484.40

 

 

£11,226.60

 

 

£14,968.80

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

 

£37.80

 

£75.60

 

£113.40

 

£151.20

 

 

 

 

2019 - 2020 

 

25% Relief

 

50% Relief

 

75% Relief

 

100% Relief

Gross Increase in Revenue Expenditure

 

 

 

£3,866.63

 

 

 

£7,733.25

 

 

 

£11,599.88

 

 

 

£15,466.50

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton funded Resources 99%

 

 

 

 

£3,827.96

 

 

 

 

£7,655.92

 

 

 

 

£11,483.88

 

 

 

 

£15,311.84

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

 

 

£38.67

 

 

£77.33

 

 

£116.00

 

 

£154.66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Meols;

Lead officer: Mark Barry


08/08/2019 - Application for Discretionary Top Up Rate Relief ref: 10862    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval for the award of discretionary rate relief to a non-profit making organisation under the provisions of section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (as amended by section 69 of the Localism Act 2011).

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Decision published: 08/08/2019

Effective from: 16/08/2019

Decision:

Decision:

 

That the application from the Southport District Scouts Council (SDSC) for 20% discretionary top up rate relief for the financial years 2018-2019 amounting to £1,479.00 and 2019-2020 amounting to £1,512.00 be approved.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

SDSC is a charity, registered with the Charities Commission, and in line with other registered charities are entitled to 80% mandatory rate relief in respect of their business rate liability at Southport District Scout Headquarters, Waterside Lodge, Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY.

 

Under rate retention 99% of discretionary top up rate relief must borne by the Council and 1% by the Fire Authority.

 

Waterside Lodge provides a fantastic unique leisure facility in Southport and is used by many Sefton residents both young and old. It also brings in thousands of people from across the whole country who spend money with businesses in Southport.

 

 SDSC need every penny to continue to maintain the building and to continue to provide this valuable recreational facility. An award of discretionary top up relief for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 will go some way to securing their long-term viability.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The ratepayer has applied for 20% discretionary top up rate relief to reduce their rate liability at Southport District Scout Headquarters, Waterside Lodge, Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY for the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020. Under Rating Legislation, a decision to award discretionary rate relief cannot be made more than 6 months after the financial year to which it relates. Therefore, relief for the financial year 2017-2018 can no longer be considered.

 

  The discretionary top up rate relief application can be refused or a different percentage of relief granted, as shown in the table below: -

 

 

2018-19

 

25% Relief

 

50% Relief

 

75% Relief

 

100% Relief

 

 

 

 

 

Gross Increase in Revenue Expenditure

 

 

 

£369.75

 

 

 

£739.50

 

 

 

£1,109.25

 

 

 

£1,479.00

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton funded Resources 99%

 

 

 

 

£366.05

 

 

 

 

£732.11

 

 

 

 

£1,098.16

 

 

 

 

£1464.21

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

 

 

£3.70

 

 

£7.39

 

 

£11.09

   

 

£14.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020

 

25% Relief

 

50% Relief

 

75% Relief

 

100% Relief

Gross Increase in Revenue Expenditure

 

 

 

£378.00

 

 

 

£756.00

 

 

 

£1,134.00

 

 

 

£1,512.00

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton funded Resources 99%

 

 

 

 

£374.22

 

 

 

 

£748.44

 

 

 

 

£1,122.66

 

 

 

 

£1,496.88

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

 

 

£3.78

 

 

£7.56

 

 

£11.34

 

 

£15.12

 

Wards affected: Cambridge;

Lead officer: Mark Barry


05/08/2019 - Appointment of Local Authority Representatives to Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools ref: 10861    Recommendations Approved

To advise the Cabinet Member of the current situation with regard to Local Authority vacancies on the governing bodies of Community and Voluntary Aided Schools.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children, Schools and Safeguarding

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 13/08/2019

Decision:

Decision:

 

That the recommended appointments to fill vacancies for Local Authority governorships be agreed in line with Council Policy.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

The appointment of School governors is regulated by the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended by the School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and the School Governance [Miscellaneous Amendments] [England] Regulations 2015 made under sections 19 and 20 of the Education Act 2002.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

Wards affected: Ainsdale; Birkdale; Church; Netherton and Orrell; Norwood; Sudell; Victoria;

Lead officer: Jennifer Cunningham