Issue - decisions

Housing Revenue Account Budget 2017/18

27/01/2017 - Housing Revenue Account Budget 2017/18

RESOLVED that it was recommended to Full Council that:

 

A     The rent reductions for individual dwellings as set out in paragraph 13 of the report be effective from 3 April 2017. This equates to an average weekly rent of £91.73, a statutory reduction of one percent.

 

B    Service charges for individual dwellings, as set out in paragraphs 15 to 20 of the report, effective from 3 April 2017 for tenants and 1 April 2017 for leaseholders. This equates to an average weekly service charge to tenants of £1.97.

 

C    Heating charges as set out in paragraphs 29 to 36 of the report, effective from 3 April 2017 for tenants and 1 April 2017 for leaseholders.  Average weekly general needs charges are £7.20 per week (leaseholders £14.83 per week, equivalent) and, for sheltered accommodation, £6.63 per week.

 

D    Garage rents are increased by five percent, to £9.22 per week (for a standard garage) and proportionate increases for other garages, car ports and car spaces, from 3 April 2017, as set out in paragraphs 37 and 38 of the report.

 

E     Housing related support charges as set out in paragraphs 21 to 27 and Table 2 of the report. For service users effective from 1 April 2017.

 

F     Other charges are increased, as set out in paragraphs 28 and 39 of the report, with effect from 1 April 2017.

 

G    The growth and savings outlined in paragraphs 40 and 41 of the report in respect of 2017/18 be approved.

 

H    The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget as set out at Appendix A of the report be approved.

 

I       A minimum HRA working balance of £4,327,000 at 31 March 2017, rising to £4,436,000 at 1 April 2017, as set out in paragraph 42 and Appendix C to the report, be agreed.