Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Cabinet recommends to Council:
1) An increase in the salary and member allowances budgets of an additional 0.75% in order to meet the national pay agreement for 2020/21 of 2.75%.
2) The draft proposed budget amendments for the 2020/21 budget framework contained within the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources report and associated appendices subject to the following amendments:
i. The Bourne Corn Exchange refurbishment to fully utilise the £168,000 allocated budget.
ii. The £200,000 replacement of the Deepings all weather pitch to be deferred until 2021/22 provided agreement is reached with the football foundation.
iii. To adjust the Commercial and Operations service cost to apply a 5%market supplement for loader and operational street scene staff to align their basic wage with that of the surrounding authorities. This will require a £93,000 adjustment to the Commercial and Operations service cost shown at table 3 of the report, increasing the 2020/21 proposed service budget to £8.727m (thereby increasing the proposed service variance to £1,319,000) and adjusting the general funding net budget requirement from £20.581m to £20.674m). The forecast net budget deficit will be £1,315,000 as shown at table 3 of the report.
Considerations/Reasons for decision:
Other options considered:
There is no option but to review and amend the current budget framework due to the ongoing impact from both an income and expenditure perspective.
Publication date: 09/09/2020
Date of decision: 08/09/2020
Decided at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Cabinet