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Items
No. Item

697.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

698.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

None.

699.

Budget Proposals 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 474 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AMENDED RESOLUTION:

Recommendation 2.8, to approve the fees and charges in Appendices D1 – D4 was amended as follows:

An increase of 3% to be applied to the fees for the Diesel Parking Permits listed under the heading ‘All Diesel Vehicles - Surcharge in additional to Standard Resident Permit Prices - subject to some vehicle-type policy exemptions’ on Page
 42 of the published papers was agreed.

RESOLVED:

That the recommendations in the report, as amended, be agreed. 

Reason for decision – to allow members to set the budget.

Other options considered – none other than as specified in the report.

Conflicts of interest/dispensations granted – none.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  

Recommendation 2.8, to approve the fees and charges in Appendices D1 – D4 was amended as follows:

An increase of 3% to be applied to the fees for the Diesel Parking Permits listed under the heading ‘All Diesel Vehicles - Surcharge in additional to Standard Resident Permit Prices - subject to some vehicle-type policy exemptions’ on Page
 42 of the published papers was agreed.

RESOLUTIONS AS AMENDED:

2.1        That the comments of the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Committee on the Budget Proposals 2020/21 were received by the Executive on 6 February 2020 be noted.

The General Fund Budget 2020/21 and MTFS (Section 3)

2.2        That the assumed MTFS and budget gap, subject to the comments of the Acting Section 151 Officer in Section 7 regarding the additional medium-term budget risks that are not currently factored into the budget gap (paragraph 3.6, Table 1 and Appendix A of the report) be noted.

2.3        That the revised 2020/21 to 2022/23 savings and income generation programme (paragraph 3.18, Table 5 and Appendix B of the report) and the revenue budget growth and additional/expanded service provision funded from existing budgets and external funding (paragraphs 3.22-3.23, Table 5 and Appendices C1-C2 of the report) be agreed.

2.4        That there are significant risks around the savings currently assumed in the MTFS and that a risk-based review of all assumed savings is currently underway and will feed into the next refresh of budget assumptions at the outset of the 2021/22 budget setting process (paragraphs 3.19-3.21 of the report) be noted.

2.5        That the 2020/21 net budgets by directorate (paragraph 3.24, Table 7 and Appendix A of the report) be agreed.

2.6        That the variables that could still significantly affect the 2020/21 budget (paragraph 3.25 of the report) be noted.

2.7        That the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) settlement for 2020/21 and related funding assumptions (paragraphs 3.26-3.33 of the report) be noted.

2.8        That the 2020/21 fees and charges (paragraphs 3.34-3.36 and Appendices D1-D4 of the report) be agreed with the addition of an increase of 3% to be applied to the fees for the Diesel Parking Permits listed under the heading ‘All Diesel Vehicles - Surcharge in additional to Standard Resident Permit Prices’. subject to some vehicle-type policy exemptions’ on Page 42 of the published papers was agreed

2.9        That the budgeted movements to/from earmarked reserves assumed as part of the 2020/21 revenue budget and to note the policy on the minimum target level of General Fund balances (paragraphs 3.37-3.41 and Table 8 of the report) be agreed and recommended to Council.

2.10     That any underspend on the General Fund budget at the end of the current 2019/20 financial year will be transferred to General Fund reserves and balances in order to improve the financial resilience of the Council (paragraph 7.11 of the report) be agreed and recommended to Council.

The HRA Budget and MTFS (Section 4)

2.11     That the balanced HRA 2020/21 budget and note the latest estimates over the 3-year MTFS period (paragraph  ...  view the full minutes text for item 699.