Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - South Kesteven House, St. Peter's Hill, Grantham. NG31 6PZ. View directions

Contact: Jo Toomey 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 155 KB

3.

Disclosure of Interests (if any)

4.

Budget Proposals for 2020/21 and Indicative Budgets for 2021/22 and 2022/23 - A district that works for everyone, delivering opportunity pdf icon PDF 308 KB

    The Council is required to set a balanced budget and agree the level of Council Tax for 2020/21 and this report contains a summary of the proposals that have been considered for inclusion.  The proposals were considered and scrutinised in detail by the Budget Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 14 January 2020.  The draft proposals were considered at Cabinet on 21 January 2020 and consultation for the options for Council Tax setting was approved 

     

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet recommends to Council:

     

    1.     To set a General Fund budget requirement of £15.114m for 2020/21 detailed at section 3 of this report and shown in detail at Appendix A (inclusive of special expenses)

    2.     To propose a Council Tax level of £163.62 for 2020/21 (Band D property)

    3.     To note the indicative base estimates for 2021/22 and 2022/23 as detailed in the summary at Appendix A

    4.     To approve dwelling rent increases of 2.7% (CPI + 1%) in accordance with Government guideline rent providing an average rent of £79.64 (an average rental increase of £2.02 per a week)

    5.     To approve an increase in garage rents of 3%

    6.     To approve an average increase of 3% in service charges for communal facilities and communal rooms

    7.     To approve an increase in shared ownership rents by 2.7% (CPI +1%)

    8.     To approve the Housing Revenue Account for the year 2020/21 and indicative years 2021/22 and 2022/23 detailed at section 5 of this report and shown at Appendix A

    9.     To approve the General Fund Capital programme for 2020/21 to 2022/23 detailed at section 5 of this report and shown at Appendix C

    10.   To approve the Capital Financing statement detailed at Appendix C

    11.   To approve the Housing Investment programme for 2020/21 to 2022/23 detailed at section 5 of this report and as shown at Appendix C

    12.  To approve the Capital Financing statement detailed at Appendix C

    13.  To approve the movements in Revenue and Capital reserves and balances detailed at section 7 of this report and shown at Appendix D

    14.  To approve the movements in HRA revenue and Capital reserves and balances detailed at section 7 of this report and shown at Appendix D

    15.  To approve the Treasury Management Strategy detailed at section 8 of this report and provided at Appendix E

    16.  To approve the Capital Strategy detailed at section 8 of this report and provided at Appendix F

    17.  To approve the fees and charges policy detailed at section 9 of this report and shown at Appendix G

    18.  To approve the fees and charges detailed at section 9 of this report and shown at Appendix H

    19.  To approve a sum of £20,000 towards events and festivals in the District

    20.  To approve a sum of £35,000 for 2020/21 (for 1 year only) towards the funding of the university

     

    Reasons for decision:

     

    1.    The report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, which was

    presented to Cabinet on 18 February 2020 with an amended Appendix A(i) which detailed a balanced budget for 2020/21

    2.    The report of the Cabinet Member for Finance, which was considered by Cabinet on 21 January 2020

    3.    The minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 21 January 2020 at which the

    Council agreed its draft Budget 2020/21 and approved consultation on Council Tax levels

    4.    Comments made by the Budget Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its

    meeting on 14 January 2020

    5.    Feedback from  ...  view the full decision text for item 4.

5.

Matters Referred to Cabinet by the Council or Overview & Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 200 KB

6.

Items raised by Cabinet Members including reports on Key and Non Key Decisions taken under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 198 KB

7.

Representations and questions from Non Cabinet Members

8.

Cabinet Forward Plan - 1 March 2020 to 28 February 2021 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

9.

Any other business which the Chairman, by reason of special circumstances, decides is urgent