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Levies And Precepts

Environment Agency Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
2021/22 2022/23 2021/22 2022/23
Gross Expenditure (£m) 146,951 135,677 58,034 72,872
Levies Requirement (£) 2,644 2,750 2,108 2,224
Total increase in levy 2.0% 1.79 2.0% 1.19
Council Tax Base (Band D Properties) 1,504 1,538 1,842 1,874
Levy paid by Rotherham Council £ £ £ £
97,136 99,792 18,349 18,577

NOTE: The Environment Agency has powers in respect of flood defence. The flood defence levy is spent on the construction of new flood defence schemes, the maintenance of the river system and existing flood defences together with the operation of a flood warning system and management of the risk of costal erosion.

The majority of funding for flood defence comes directly from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). However, under the new Partnership Funding rule not all schemes will attract full central funding. To provide local funding for local priorities and contributions for partnership funding the Regional Flood and Coastal Committees recommend a local levy through the Environment Agency. A change in the gross budgeted expenditure between years reflects the programme of works for both capital and revenue needed by the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to which the Council contributes.

Rotherham Also pays a Special Levy to the Danum Drainage Commissioners of £2,000 in 2022/23 (£2,846 in 2021/22).

Transport Levy

Details of the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) Levy for transport which was set at the authority’s meeting on 24th January 2022 can be found at the Sheffield City Region website:

South Yorkshire MCA (southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk)

Pensions Levy

Responsibility for early retirement compensation payments awarded by the former South Yorkshire County Council and South Yorkshire Residuary Body passed to the Pensions Authority when it was created in 1988. However, the same statutory instrument that created the Pensions Authority made provision for the four District Councils to reimburse the cost of those payments on a proportional basis according to Council Tax Base. The Levy is the mechanism by which that reimbursement is achieved.

The share for Rotherham Council was £71,588 in 2021/22 and is £0,000 in 2022/23.

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Precept

Details of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s precept for 2022/23 which was considered at the meeting of the Public Accountability Board on 23rd February are available at the South Yorkshire PCC website

Visit the PCC website

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority Precept

Details of the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority precept for 2022/23 can be found at the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue website:

What we spend and how we spend it - South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (syfire.gov.uk)