Agenda and decisions

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Minutes of the meeting held on 20 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 143 KB


Disclosure of Interests (if any)


Draft Budget proposals 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

    To agree the draft Budget proposals for 2019/20, incorporating any feedback from the Budget Overview and Scrutiny Committee, for consultation.

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    1. Considered the budget proposals for 2019/20 in respect of:


    ·         General Fund – Revenue and Capital

    ·         Housing Revenue Account – Revenue and Capital


    1. Agreed to the inclusion of provision within the 2019/20 General Fund Revenue Budget for a Scrutiny Officer


    1. Approved consultation in respect of proposed Council Tax levels for 2019/20 for the period 21 January to 3 February 2019 (inclusive)


    Reasons for decision


    1.            Report number CFM485 of the Cabinet Member for Finance giving details of the draft Budget estimates for 2019/20, revenue and capital, for both the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account

    2.            The budget proposals detailed in the report that were formulated by the Cabinet working closely with senior officers through a series of workshops, with the objective to realign resources and spending plans to ensure that the key priorities and aspirations of the Council could be delivered

    3.            Recommendations made by the Budget Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 10 January 2019


    General Fund - Revenue


    4.            The provisional Finance Settlement for 2019/20; this was the last year of the four-year funding deal following the successful submission by the Council of an Efficiency Plan

    5.            The proposed funding allocation for the Council taking account of the Settlement Funding Assessment, New Homes Bonus, Rural Services Delivery Grant and compensation for under-indexing the business rate multiplier

    6.            Confirmation that the Government would bear the costs of negative Revenue Support Grant for 2019/20; an assumption was built into the report that the Council would be liable for costs negative Revenue Support Grant beyond 2019/20

    7.            The overall General Fund estimates for 2019/20, with total service expenditure estimated at £13.780m

    8.            Growth proposals to build capacity as set out in appendix A to report CFM485

    9.            Details of savings to be made by directorate, together with a corporate savings target of £300k and transformation savings target of £200k across the three-year period

    10.         Proposed allocations in the Budget to support InvestSK and Environment SK

    11.         General Fund Budget assumptions set out in the report at table 6

    12.         Treasury investment financial forecast information for the financial years 2019/20 to 2021/22


    Council Tax


    13.         Indicative income from Council Tax based on proposals which would be subject to public consultation from 21 January to 3 February: a £5 (3.25%) increase on a Band D property, a 3% increase on a Band D property or no increase

    14.         The Budget proposals were compiled on the assumption that the Cabinet would wish to recommend a £5 increase on a Band D property in 2019/20


    Fees and charges


    15.         Draft fees and charges proposals for 2019/20 as set out in Appendix B to the report, which highlighted which charges were statutory and which were discretionary


    Housing Revenue Account


    16.         Draft proposals for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA)

    17.         Additional items of expenditure against the HRA, which were highlighted in the report: the appointment of the Assistant Chief Executive (Housing Delivery) and an increase in the HRA proportionate share of central  ...  view the full decision text for item 4.


Matters Referred to Cabinet by the Council or Overview & Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 89 KB


Representations and questions from Non Cabinet Members pdf icon PDF 88 KB


Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 90 KB


Items raised by Cabinet Members including reports on Key and Non Key Decisions taken under Delegated Powers. pdf icon PDF 98 KB