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71.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 6th February 2020 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor J Chesworth and seconded by Councillor M Cook)

 

72.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (pecuniary and non-pecuniary) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

73.

Question Time:

To answer questions from members of the public pursuant to Executive Procedure Rule No. 13

Minutes:

None

74.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet in Accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

Minutes:

None

75.

Quarter Three 2019/20 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 11 KB

(Report of the Leader of the Council)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council provided Cabinet with a performance update and financial Healthcheck. The report was considered by Corporate Scrutiny Committee at their meeting on 5th February 2020.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet;

 

 

Endorsed the contents of this report.

 

 

(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

76.

Corporate Vision, Priorities Plan, Budget & Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

(Report of the Leader of the Council)

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council proposed the Vision Statement, Priority Themes, Corporate Priorities and Plans and their inclusion in the Corporate Plan

 

The recommended package of budget proposals to enable the Council to agree the;

 

General Fund (GF) Revenue Budget and Council Tax for 2020/21;

 

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2020/21;

 

5 Year General Fund Capital Programme (2020/25);

 

5 Year HRA Capital Programme (2020/25);

 

3 Year General Fund Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) (2020/23); and

 

5 Year HRA Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) (2020/25).

 

 

To comply with the requirement of the Council’s Treasury Management Policy in reporting to Council the proposed strategy for the forthcoming year and the Local Government Act 2003 with the reporting of the Prudential Indicators and the requirement to prepare an annual Corporate Capital Strategy

 

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet endorsed the following recommendations to proceed to Council;

 

1

 

The Vision Statement, Priority Themes, Corporate Priorities and Outcomes for 2020/21

 

2

The proposed revisions to Service Revenue Budgets (Policy Changes)

 

3

The sum of £77,339 be applied from Council Tax Collection Fund surpluses in reducing the Council Tax demand in 2020/21

 

4

The sum of £322,619 be applied from Business Rates Collection Fund surpluses in 2020/21

 

5

That on 28th November 2019, the Cabinet calculated the Council Tax Base 2020/21 for the whole Council area as 22,367 [Item T in the formula in Section

31B(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the "Act")];

 

6

That the Council Tax requirement for the Council’s own purposes for 2020/21 is £4,068,334

 

7

The following amounts as calculated for the year 2020/21 in accordance with Sections 31 to 36 of the Act:

 

a. £49,783,001 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council

estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act (Outgoings excluding internal GF Recharges);

 

b. £45,714,667 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act (Income excluding internal GF Recharges);

 

c. £4,068,334 being the amount by which the aggregate at 7(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 7(b) above, calculated by the Council in

accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year (Item R in the formula in Section 31A(4) of the Act);

 

d. £181.89 being the amount at 7(c) above (Item R), all divided by Item T (at 5 above), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B(1)

of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year;

 

8

The Council Tax level for the Borough Council for 2020/21 of £181.89 (an increase of £5 (2.83%) on the 2019/20 level of £176.89) at Band D;

 

9

An aggregate Council Tax (comprising the respective demands of the Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority) of £1,780.17 at Band D for 2020/21 be noted (£1,715.41 in 2019/20)

 

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77.

Utilities Supply 2020 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance)

Minutes:

The Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance to advise Cabinet of the Authority’s requirement to review the market for the supply of water and sewerage services. It also requests the delegation of authority to the Executive Director Finance (EDF) to approve the future market reviews for water and the other utility services of Gas and Electricity.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

1

Endorsed this contract brief for the procurement of Water and Sewerage services

 

2

Delegated Authority to the Executive Director Finance to approve future renewals of the utility services of Water, Electricity and Gas and appoint the successful suppliers

 

3

Confirmed the approach to discuss options with suppliers to address the climate emergency

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor J Chesworth)

 

78.

Write Offs 01 April 2019 to 31 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance)

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Minutes:

The Report of the Portfolio Holder for Assets and Finance proposed That Members endorse the amount of debt written off for the period 01 April 2019 to 31 December 2019.

 

RESOLVED

That Cabinet

 

 

Endorsed the amount of debt written off for the period of 1st April 2019 to 31 December 2019

 

 

(Moved by Councillor R Pritchard and seconded by Councillor D Cook)