Agenda and minutes

Budget and Council Tax Setting, Cabinet Executive - Monday, 15th February, 2021 5.30 p.m.

The Agenda for this meeting will be published 5 clear working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The Minutes and Decisions for this meeting will normally be published within 9 working days following the date of the meeting.

Note: this does not apply to Scrutiny Working Groups or Scrutiny Commissioners meetings, please contact the relevant Scrutiny Officer for more information on the work programme for these Groups.

Venue: via zoom

Contact: Sandeep Tiensa  0116 272 7640

Items
No. Item

191.

Disclosure of Interests from Members

To receive disclosures of interests from Members (i.e. the existence and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda).

Minutes:

No disclosures were received.

192.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2021 (enclosed).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2021, as circulated, were approved as a correct record.

193.

Public Speaking Protocol

Requests received by the Protocol deadline to be reported by the Senior Democratic Services Officer with details of the Agenda Item to which they relate. (Such persons entitled to use the Protocol attend for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the business of the meeting and the time allocated to each person is a maximum of three minutes unless extended at the discretion of the Chairman).

 

Minutes:

No requests were received.

194.

Quarter 3 Budget Review 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To consider the report of the Accountancy Services Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Accountancy Services Manager.

 

Other options considered: None.

195.

Quarter 3 Capital Programme Review 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider the report of the Accountancy Services Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Accountancy Services Manager.

 

Other options considered: None.

196.

Scrutiny Commission response to the Administrations 2021/22 Draft Budget Proposals pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To consider the report of the Scrutiny Commission (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Scrutiny Commission.

 

Other options considered: No other options were considered. Budget scrutiny is a constitutional requirement.

 

197.

5 Year Capital Programme 2021/22 to 2025/26 pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Finance Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Strategic Finance Manager.

 

Other options considered: None. It is important to produce a 5 year Capital Programme as a minimum requirement of the Capital Strategy.

198.

Prudential Indicator & Treasury Management Strategy 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Finance Manager (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Strategic Finance Manager.

 

Other options considered: None. The approval of the Treasury Management Strategy and prudential indicators is a statutory requirement.

199.

General Fund Budget Proposals 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Director (Section 151 Officer) (enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Considered - Report of the Strategic Director (Section 151 Officer).

 

Other options considered: None – The Council is required to set its budgetary requirement and for the Council to consider the opinion of the Strategic director (S151) as to the robustness of the proposed budget and the levels of reserves and balances being adequate.

 

Cllr. Maggie Wright, Finance & Assets Portfolio Holder (Deputy Leader) thanked officers involved and all non-executive members in supporting scrutiny commission in developing the report.

200.

Council Tax 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 248 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Finance Manager (enclosed).

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Strategic Finance Manager.

 

Other options considered: None – the setting of the Council Tax Requirement is a statutory requirement, and changes to Council Tax Support and discretionary liability must be approved by Full Council.

 

Cllr. Terry Richardson, Leader of the Council,  thanked officers involved and all non-executive members in supporting scrutiny commission in developing the report.