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Budget Proposals 2016-17

Minutes:

Councillor Watts moved the recommendations in the report.  Councillor Burgess seconded.

Councillor Russell moved two amendments. 

Councillors Caluori, Chowdhury, Murray, Heather, Fletcher, Jeapes and Doolan contributed to the debate.

Councillors Watts and Russell exercised their right to reply.

The first amendment was put the vote.  Voting was recorded as follows:

For: Councillor Russell.

Against: Councillors Burgess, Caluori, Chowdhury, Convery, Court, Debono, Diner, Donovan, Doolan, Erdogan, Fletcher, Gallagher, Gantly, Gill, Greening, Hamitouche, Heather, Ismail, Jeapes, Kay, Khan, Klute, Murray, Nicholls, O’Halloran, O’Sullivan, Parker, Alice Perry, Rupert Perry, Picknell, Poole, Poyser, Shaikh, Smith, Spall, Turan, Diarmaid Ward, Nick Ward, Watts, Wayne, Webbe and Williamson.
 

The amendment was LOST.


The second amendment was put the vote.  Voting was recorded as follows:

For: Councillor Russell.

Against: Councillors Burgess, Caluori, Chowdhury, Convery, Court, Debono, Diner, Donovan, Doolan, Erdogan, Fletcher, Gallagher, Gantly, Gill, Greening, Hamitouche, Heather, Ismail, Jeapes, Kay, Khan, Klute, Murray, Nicholls, O’Halloran, O’Sullivan, Parker, Alice Perry, Rupert Perry, Picknell, Poole, Poyser, Shaikh, Smith, Spall, Turan, Diarmaid Ward, Nick Ward, Watts, Wayne, Webbe and Williamson.
 

The amendment was LOST.

 

The recommendations in the report were put to the vote.  Voting was recorded as follows:

For: Councillors Burgess, Caluori, Chowdhury, Convery, Court, Debono, Diner, Donovan, Doolan, Erdogan, Fletcher, Gallagher, Gantly, Gill, Greening, Hamitouche, Heather, Ismail, Jeapes, Kay, Khan, Klute, Murray, Nicholls, O’Halloran, O’Sullivan, Parker, Alice Perry, Rupert Perry, Picknell, Poole, Poyser, Shaikh, Smith, Spall, Turan, Diarmaid Ward, Nick Ward, Watts, Wayne, Webbe and Williamson.

Abstained: Councillor Russell.


The recommendations were CARRIED.


RESOLVED:

 

The General Fund Budget 2016-17 and MTFS (Section 3 of the report)

1.1         That the 2016-17 net Council cash limits as set out in Table 1 (Paragraph 3.1.4 of the report) and the MTFS at Appendix A of the report, which includes the revenue savings in Appendix B of the report and revenue growth of £0.5m for investment in keeping the borough’s young people safe, be agreed.

1.2         That the report of the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee on 21st January 2016 in reviewing the ‘Budget Proposals 2016-17’ be noted.

1.3         That the requirement to report on the number of maintained schools that have completed the Schools Value Financial Standard (SVFS) by 31st March to the Department for Education by 31st May each year (Paragraph 3.2.13 of the report) be noted.

1.4         That the fees and charges policy and the schedule of 2016-17 fees and charges be agreed, and that the delegated authority for the Corporate Director of Children's Services, in consultation with the Executive Member for Children and Families, to agree new childcare charges following consultation in the summer term be noted.  (Paragraphs 3.2.14-17 and Appendices C1 and C2 of the report).

1.5         That the Council’s policy on the level of General Fund balances and the estimated use of the Council’s earmarked reserves be agreed (Paragraphs 3.2.19-21 and Table 3 of the report).

The HRA Budget and MTFS (Section 4 of the report)

1.6         That the balanced HRA 2016-17 budget within the HRA MTFS at Appendix D1 of the report and the 2016-17 HRA savings at Appendix D2 of the report be agreed.

1.7         That the 2016-17 HRA rents and other fees and charges be noted. (Tables 5-8 and Appendix D3 of the report ) be agreed

The Capital Programme 2016-17 to 2018-19 (Section 5 of the report)

1.8         That the 2016-17 capital programme be agreed and the provisional programme for 2017-18 to 2018-19 be noted. (Paragraph 5.1, Table 9 and Appendix E1 of the report).

1.9         That the Corporate Director of Finance and Resources applies capital resources to fund the capital programme in the most cost-effective way be agreed. (Paragraph 5.2 of the report).

1.10      That the schedule of planned Traffic and Transportation schemes in 2016-17 be noted and the related decision-making responsibilities for these schemes be agreed. (Paragraph 5.3 and Appendix E2 of the report).

Annual Treasury Management and Investment Strategy, Prudential Indicators and Minimum Revenue Provision Policy (Section 6 of the report)

1.11      That the Annual Treasury Management and Investment Strategy 2016-17 (including external debt and treasury management Prudential Indicators), as considered by Audit Committee on 28th January 2016, be agreed. (Section 6 and Appendix F1 of the report).

1.12      That the additional capital Prudential Indicators and Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) Policy be agreed. (Section 6 and Appendix F2 of the report).

Council Tax 2016-17, including Statutory Calculations (Section 7 of the report)

1.13      That the calculations required for the determination of the 2016-17 council tax requirement and the level of council tax as detailed in Section 7 of the report and summarised below, be agreed.

1)      The 2016-17 council tax requirement of £76,874,061.54. (Paragraph 7.5 of the report)

2)      The relevant (average) amount of Islington Band D council tax of £1,020.37, a 3.99% increase compared to 2015-16, and to determine that this is not ‘excessive’. (Paragraphs 7.6 and 7.7 of the report)

3)      The basic amount of Islington Band D council tax for dwellings to which no special item relates (i.e. outside of the Lloyd Square Garden area) of £1,020.15 and total Band D council tax (including the GLA precept) of £1,296.15. (Paragraphs 7.8 and 7.12 of the report)

4)      The amount of 2016-17 council tax (excluding the GLA precept) for each valuation band over each of the Council’s areas. (Paragraph 7.10 of the report)

5)      The total amount of 2016-17 council tax (including the GLA precept) for each valuation band over each of the Council’s areas. (Paragraph 7.12 of the report)

Matters to Consider in Setting the Budget (Section 8 of the report)

1.14      That the Section 151 Officer’s and the Monitoring Officer’s comments in their determination of the revenue and capital budgets for 2016-17 and the basis for the level of council tax, including the Section 151 Officer’s report in relation to his responsibilities under Section 25 (2) of the Local Government Act 2003 be noted.

1.15      That the Resident Impact Assessment (RIA) on the 2016-17 budget be noted. (Appendix G of the report).

1.16      That the Pay Policy Statement for 2016-17 be agreed. (Appendix H of the report).

 

 

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