Decisions

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Decisions published

10/09/2020 - Report of the Covid-19 Recovery Working Group ref: 700    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 10/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Approved the Covid-19 Recovery Working Group’s final Terms of Reference (attached as Appendix A to the report).

 

B    Agreed the Vision Statement and Corporate Themes, and Action Plan (attached as appendices B and C to the report).

 

C    Recommended to Full Council that a further Corporate Priority of ‘Resilience and Recovery’ is introduced into an amended Corporate Plan with the associated Action Plan.

Lead officer: Brian Keane


10/09/2020 - Year End 2019/20 Finance Report ref: 695    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 10/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Acknowledged the outturn position set out in within the report in respect of General Fund, Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and Capital Programmes for the year ending 31 March 2020.

 

B    Noted working balances at 31 March 2020 of £15,751,000 in respect of the HRA and nil in respect of the Major Repairs Reserve (MRR).

 

C    Approved:

 

             i)        The carrying forward of £162,720 of budgets from 2019/20 to 2020/21 in respect of the General Fund as set out in Appendix B to the report.

 

            ii)        The transfer to reserves of £1,104,000 as set out in Appendix C to the report.

 

           iii)        The contribution of £150,000 into a Covid-19 Earmarked Reserve as set out in Paragraph 17 of the report.

 

           iv)        The carrying forward of £180,172 of budgets from 2019/20 to 2020/21 in respect of the Housing Revenue Account as set out in Appendix E to the report.

 

            v)        The carrying forward of £1,739,197 of budgets from 2019/20 to 2020/21 in respect of the Non Housing Capital Programme as set out in Appendix I to the report.

 

           vi)        The carrying forward of £6,894,672 of budgets from 2019/20 to 2020/21 in respect of the Housing Capital Programme as set out in Appendix J to the report.

 

         vii)        the acquisition of properties up to the value of £12.6 million for inclusion in the Housing Revenue account to ensure that retained receipts are utilised for the provision of social housing.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


10/09/2020 - Annual Treasury Management Report 2019/20 ref: 699    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 10/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet noted the annual Treasury Management Report for 2019/20 (Appendix A to the report), including that the Council operated within the Treasury Management Strategy Statement during 2019/20, and that the report is recommended to Full Council for approval.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


10/09/2020 - Capital Programmes, Quarter 1 Finance Report 2020/21 ref: 698    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 10/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet noted the progress in the delivery of the Council’s Housing and Non Housing Capital Programmes as at Quarter 1 (30 June 2020) as follows:

 

             i)        The Housing Capital Programme (HCP) current budget is £34.635 million which includes £6.896 million carried forward from 2019/20. Due to the delay in the start of capital work in 2020/21 it is anticipated that further re-profiling will be required with future reports detailing proposed programme changes into 2021/22 and subsequent years.

 

            ii)        The Non-Housing Capital Programme (NHCP) current budget is £14.129 million which includes £3.075 million carried forward from 2019/20. Due to the delay in the start of capital work in 2020/21 it is estimated that capital expenditure will be £13.685 million with the balance re-profiled into 2021/22.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


10/09/2020 - Housing Revenue Account, Quarter 1 Finance Report 2020/21 ref: 697    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 10/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted:

 

A     The HRA Quarter 1 Budget Monitoring Report 2020/21 (attached as Appendix A to the report).

 

B    That the forecast HRA general working balance as at 31 March 2021 will be reduced to £11.873 million following the decision to finance part of the capital programme from revenue contributions.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


10/09/2020 - Joint Finance and Performance Report, Quarter 1 2020/21 ref: 696    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 10/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet acknowledged the outturn position for the first quarter (April – June) of 2020/21 as follows:

 

             i)        Financial The forecast as currently predicted is for an in year pressure of £513k driven as a result of the Covid crisis and the impact it has had mainly on the Councils income streams but also as a result of additional costs incurred as a result of the crisis. This will be managed through the year and further updates provided to Cabinet in the normal way.

 

            ii)        Risk -The report highlights the key corporate risks facing the Council at the current time and inevitably this includes the Covid 19 Crisis and the ongoing impacts it has and continues to have on the Council and the wider town.

 

           iii)        The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the completion of the Council business and operational performance planning for 2020/21.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman