Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Council are asked to consider whether they have any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or any other relevant interest, in connection with any matter to be debated or determined at this meeting and, if so, to declare it and state the nature of such interest.

2.

CIVIC MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive the Civic Mayor's announcements and any apologies for absence.

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To approve the accuracy of the minutes of the meetings of the Council held on 9 December 2019 (ordinary meeting) and 13 January 2020 (extraordinary meeting).

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4.

PETITIONS (PURSUANT TO STANDING ORDER 5(2)(G) COUNCIL PROCEDURE RULES

If a petition relates to the setting of the Budget, the Member who presents it shall be given the opportunity during the main debate to speak to it, in order that the Council can take account of it in that context.

5.

COUNCIL'S BUDGET AND POLICY FRAMEWORK PROCEDURE RULES (STANDING ORDERS) pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Council to note the content of the Council’s Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules (standing orders) contained as Part 4(C) of the Constitution (attached). Council Minute 116 (5 March 2018) refers.

6.

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS OF THE COUNCIL'S CONSTITUTION

(i)  Standing Order 12(1) relates to ‘Motions and Amendments’ and provides that:

 

“A motion or amendment shall relate to a recommendation of a committee submitted in accordance with Standing Order 5.2(i), or to a matter referred to in Standing Orders 7 and 8. It shall not be discussed unless it has been proposed and seconded.

 

The terms of any amendment or notice of motion shall not be varied except with the agreement of the Council.”

 

(ii)  Standing Order 12(9) relates to ‘Amendments’ and provides that:

 

“Subject to Standing Order 7(5) an amendment to a motion or recommendation of the Cabinet or of a Committee shall be relevant to the motion or recommendation under consideration and shall be either

 

(a)  to refer or refer back a subject of debate for consideration or reconsideration as the case may be; 

(b)  to leave out words;

(c)  to leave out words and insert or add others;

(d)  to insert or add words.

 

as long as the effect of any amendment is not to negate the motion or recommendation.”

 

(iii)  Standing Order 12(10) relates to ‘Amendments to be dealt with in order’ and provides that:

 

  “Only one amendment may be moved and discussed at a time”.

 

 For the purposes of the Budget Debate, Council is requested to suspend:

 

(a)  Standing Orders 12(1) insofar as it relates to amendments;

(b)  Standing Order 12(9); and

(c)  Standing Order 12(10).

7.

COUNCIL BUDGET pdf icon PDF 105 KB

The Budget Debate will only consider:

 

(i)  the Cabinet’s Budget Recommendations/Minutes, which shall include any additional paragraphs /  recommendations (e.g. those relating to precepts), together with any other recommendation(s) / minute(s) from the Cabinet meeting held on 17 February 2020 (and/or any other relevant Cabinet meeting) that require approval by the Council; and

 

(ii)  any objections to the recommendations and those Alternative Budget Proposal(s) or Amendment(s) to the Cabinet’s Budget Recommendations / Minutes referred to at (i) above that are duly lodged with the Director: Governance and Assurance (Monitoring Officer) on or before 12noon on Wednesday, 26 February 2020.

 

(iii)  Budget Debate shall be conducted in accordance with the Budget Debate Process. (attached).

MATTERS REQUIRING APPROVAL OR CONSIDERATION BY THE COUNCIL

7a

COUNCIL IS REQUESTED TO: pdf icon PDF 54 KB

NOTE – Revenue Monitoring 2019/20 Quarter 3, to December 2019 (Cabinet Minute 87 attached, Cabinet Report attached at 7B below). 

 

APPROVE – Capital Monitoring 2019/20 Quarter 3, to December 2019 (Cabinet Minute 88 attached, Cabinet Report attached at 7C below). 

 

NOTE – 2020/21 Budget Proposals Scrutiny Report (Cabinet Minute 89 attached, Cabinet Report attached at 7D below).

 

DEBATE – CABINET BUDGET RESOLUTION 2019/20 - including the Statutory Calculations and Resolution in respect of Council Tax. (Cabinet Minute 90 attached, Cabinet Budget Report and supporting documentation are attached at 7E to 7K below).

 

All the above matters refer to the Cabinet (Budget Meeting) held on 17 February 2020.

Additional documents:

The following documents have been circulated by way of background information to assist members in consideration of decisions listed at 7A above

7b

QUARTER 3 2019/20 REVENUE FINANCIAL MONITORING pdf icon PDF 188 KB

7c

QUARTER 3 2019/20 CAPITAL MONITORING pdf icon PDF 175 KB

7d

2020/21 Budget Proposals Scrutiny Report pdf icon PDF 103 KB

7e

Revenue Budget 2020/21 & Medium Term Financial Plan (2021/22 to 2024/25) pdf icon PDF 215 KB

7f

BUDGET 2020/21 APPENDICES pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Appendix 1 Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020/2024 (included in main budget report)

Appendix 2 Budget 2020/21: Consultation Findings

Appendix 3 Fees and Charges 2020/21

Appendix 4 Discretionary Rate Relief Policy for Business Rates for 2020/21

Appendix 5 Chief Financial Officer Statement (Robustness of Estimates)

Appendix 6 Financial Resilience Plan

Appendix 7 Corporate Risk Register

 

Additional documents:

7g

SCHOOLS BUDGET AND FUNDING FORMULA CHANGES 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

7h

CAPITAL PROGRAMME AND FINANCING 2020/24 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

7i

CAPITAL FINANCING STRATEGY 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 222 KB

7j

TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY STATEMENT 2020/2023 pdf icon PDF 261 KB

7k

INVESTMENT STRATEGY STATEMENT 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 151 KB