Agenda item

2021/22 Budget & Medium Term Financial Plan 2021/22 to 2024/25

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Barrow and seconded by Councillor A McKeown that Council:

 

1.     Approves the General Fund Budget for 2021/22 as detailed in Appendix A (section 9).

 

2.     Approves the revised Medium-Term Financial Plan (2021/22 to 2024/25) as detailed in Appendix A, including the revised Capital Programme (attached at Annex A).

 

3.     Approves the Capital Strategy 2021/22 as set out in Appendix B.

 

4.     Approves the updated Housing Revenue Account Business Plan Forecast as detailed in Appendix A (Annex F).

 

5.     Approves the proposed Fees and Charges for 2021/22 as detailed in Appendix C.

 

6.     Approves the proposed Procurement Forward Plan for 2021/22, providing the authority to procure based on procurement activity detailed in Appendix D.

 

7.     A Band D Council Tax of £200.40 for 2021/22 (an increase of 2.56% or £5 from 2020/21).

 

8.     HRA charges as follows:

 

  • Dwellings rents to increase by an average of 1.66% from £71.45 to £72.64 average per week (average rent takes into account new tenancies where formula rent is charged).

 

  • Garage rents to be increased by 5% from £7.13 to £7.49 average per week.

 

  • Other Charges including service charges to increase by a maximum of 5%.

 

  • Fuel charges at individual blocks have been reviewed and the 2021/22 charge is based on the 2020/21 estimated costs and 2019/20 actual fuel usage/prices, charged on an individual scheme basis.

 

9.     Notes the Chief Finance Officer's view that the level of reserves are adequate for the Council based on this budget and the circumstances in place at the time of preparing it (Appendix A - Annex D).

 

In accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, councillors voted as follows with regard to the recommendations provided within the report.  Due to concerns expressed by some councillors with regards to revised Medium Term Financial Plan the following recorded votes were taken:

 

Recorded vote - all report recommendations, save the revised Medium Term Financial Plan:

 

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAIN

ABBOTTS, R

 

 

ASHTON, A

 

 

ATKINS, R

 

 

BAKER, R

 

 

BARROW, A

 

 

COLLINS, J

 

 

CROSS, O

 

 

DOUGLAS, J

 

 

DOWSON, L

 

 

FARRELL, C

 

 

GARDNER, S

 

 

GREENHALGH, D

 

 

GROOBY, L

 

 

HAKEN, J

 

 

HALL, M

 

 

HARDY, P

 

 

HUDDLESTONE, I

 

 

KELLY, E

 

 

KEMP, T

 

 

KERR, D

 

 

LAWSON, E

 

 

LOMAX, D

 

 

LONGDEN, E

 

 

MCKEOWN, A

 

 

MCKEOWN, R

 

 

OAKLEY, G

 

 

PERKINS, J

 

 

QUINN, R

 

 

ROBERTS, P

 

 

SAVAGE, K

 

 

SIDDALL, E

 

 

SIZELAND, K

 

 

SLOMAN, F

 

 

THOMSON, K

 

 

THOMSON, S

 

 

THRANE, E

 

 

TODD, J

 

 

WHARMBY, G

 

 

WHARMBY, J

 

 

YOUNG, S

 

 

 

Recorded vote - revised Medium Term Financial Plan:

 

FOR

AGAINST

ABSTAIN

ABBOTTS, R

ASHTON, A

COLLINS, J

BAKER, R

ATKINS, R

FARRELL, C

BARROW, A

BURTON, E

LOMAX, D

CROSS, O

DOUGLAS, J

LONGDEN, E

DOWSON, L

GROOBY, L

 

GARDNER, S

HAKEN, J

 

GREENHALGH, D

HARDY, P

 

HALL, M

KEMP, T

 

HUDDLESTONE, I

LAWSON, E

 

KELLY, E

PERKINS, J

 

KERR, D

ROBERTS, P

 

MCKEOWN, A

SIZELAND, K

 

MCKEOWN, R

THRANE, E

 

OAKLEY, G

WHARMBY, G

 

QUINN, R

WHARMBY, J

 

SAVAGE, K

YOUNG, S

 

SIDDALL, E

 

 

SLOMAN, F

 

 

THOMSON, K

 

 

THOMSON, S

 

 

TODD, J

 

 

 

All recommendations were therefore declared carried, and it was RESOLVED accordingly.

 

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