Agenda item

Commissioning and Financial Planning 2016/17 to 2018/19 (Including Revenue Budget)

To consider the recommendation made by Strategy and Resources Committee on 8 February 2016 and updated report.

 

The report considered by Strategy and Resources Committee has been circulated separately to members.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Ruth Dombey moved a procedural motion to suspend standing order 13.1 to enable all Councillors to speak for up to five minutes each on this item and one Councillor from each party group to speak for up to 15 minutes. The procedural motion was seconded by Councillor Crowley (who requested that the Council procedure rules were amended to incorporate the arrangements for the budget debate), put to the vote and carried.

 

Councillor Simon Wales, Lead Member for Finance moved the adoption of the revised recommendation.

 

Councillor Jayne McCoy proposed amendment no.1 which was seconded by Councillor Amy Haldane.

 

Councillor Tim Crowley proposed amendment no.2  which was seconded by Councillor Neil Garratt.

 

Following debate an in accordance with government regulations recorded votes were taken on the amendments and substantive recommendation. Amendment no.1 was carried, amendment no.2 was lost and the substantive recommendation carried. The results of the votes were as follows:

 

Amendment No.1

 

In favour of amendment No.1 (40)

Manuel Abellan, Pathumal Ali, David Bartolucci, Samantha Bourne, Richard Broadbent, Kevin Burke, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Steve Cook, Margaret Court, Jean Crossby, Adrian Davey, Ruth Dombey, Nick Emmerson, Trish Fivey, Vincent Galligan, Martin Gonzalez, Sunita Gordon, Amy Haldane, Marlene Heron, Arthur Hookway, Miguel Javelot, Edward Joyce, Richard Marston, Wendy Mathys, Jayne McCoy, Joyce Melican, Ali Mirhashem, Callum Morton, Steve Penneck, Nighat Piracha, Hamish Pollock, Marian Radford, Jason Reynolds, Alan Salter, Daniel Sangster, Simon Wales, Jill Whitehead, Graham Whitham, Hanna Zuchowska.

 

Against amendment no.1 (8)

 

Moira Butt, Tim Crowley, Neil Garratt, David Hicks, Nick Mattey, Jane Pascoe, Holly Ramsey, Tony Shields.

 

Abstentions (1)

Muhammad Sadiq

 

Amendment No.2

 

In favour of amendment no.2 (8)

Moira Butt, Tim Crowley, Neil Garratt, David Hicks, Nick Mattey, Jane Pascoe, Holly Ramsey, Tony Shields.

 

Against the amendment no.2 (39)

Manuel Abellan, Pathumal Ali, David Bartolucci, Samantha Bourne, Richard Broadbent, Kevin Burke, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Steve Cook, Margaret Court, Jean Crossby, Adrian Davey, Ruth Dombey, Nick Emmerson, Vincent Galligan, Martin Gonzalez, Sunita Gordon, Amy Haldane, Marlene Heron, Arthur Hookway, Miguel Javelot, Edward Joyce, Richard Marston, Wendy Mathys, Jayne McCoy, Joyce Melican, Ali Mirhashem, Callum Morton, Steve Penneck, Nighat Piracha, Hamish Pollock, Marian Radford, Jason Reynolds, Alan Salter, Daniel Sangster, Simon Wales, Jill Whitehead, Graham Whitham, Hanna Zuchowska.

 

Abstentions (2)

Trish Fivey, Muhammad Sadiq

 

Substantive Recommendation

 

 

 

In favour of the substantive recommendation (40)

Manuel Abellan, Pathumal Ali, David Bartolucci, Samantha Bourne, Richard Broadbent, Kevin Burke, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Steve Cook, Margaret Court, Jean Crossby, Adrian Davey, Ruth Dombey, Nick Emmerson,Trish Fivey, Vincent Galligan, Martin Gonzalez, Sunita Gordon, Amy Haldane, Marlene Heron, Arthur Hookway, Miguel Javelot, Edward Joyce, Richard Marston, Wendy Mathys, Jayne McCoy, Joyce Melican, Ali Mirhashem, Callum Morton, Steve Penneck, Nighat Piracha, Hamish Pollock, Marian Radford, Jason  Reynolds,Alan Salter, Daniel Sangster, Simon Wales, Jill Whitehead, Graham Whitham, Hanna Zuchowska.

 

Against the substantive recommendation (8)

 

Moira Butt, Tim Crowley, Neil Garratt, David Hicks, Nick Mattey, Jane Pascoe, Holly Ramsey, Tony Shields.

 

Abstentions (1)

Muhammad Sadiq

 

 

Resolved

 

Commissioning intentions

1.     That the Strategic Commissioning Plan be agreed as set out at appendix A to the report.

 

Revenue Budget 2016/17

2.     That the proposed General Fund net budget requirement of £144.916m summarised at appendix B (as revised) and by Directorate at appendix J (as revised) be agreed;

 

3.     That the base budget changes set out in paragraphs 8.1 to 8.9 (and in section 4 of the report) and summarised in appendix C (as revised) including a phased use of reserves be agreed;

 

4.     That savings proposed as set out appendix D to the report be agreed;

 

5.     That the rent reduction of 1% as mandated by the government be noted and that the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget 2016/17 be agreed (appendix E), including changes to service charges and heating charges;

 

 

Capital Programme

6.     That the revised capital programme for 2016/17 to 2019/20 with a total spend of £210.795m (revised from S&R report), including the proposed funding arrangements and policies, as set out in section 9 and appendix F1 and F2 (as revised) be approved;

 

7.     That expenditure be authorised to be incurred of £12.380m for the detailed 2016/17 Housing Capital Programme (appendix F3) and £852k for Expenditure on Corporate Operational Buildings (appendix F4);

 

Reserves

8.     That the policy on reserves be agreed set out in paragraphs 8.33 to 8.36 and note the reserve movements proposed in paragraph 8.35 of the report;

 

Treasury Management

9.     That the Treasury Management Strategy 2016/17 which includes the annual investment strategy, prudential indicators and borrowing limits as set out in appendix G to the report (as revised) be agreed;

 

Council Tax

10.  That it be agreed the council tax for 2016/17 at £1,210.03 for a Band D property, an increase of £23.27 (2%) for the adult social care ‘precept’ and £23.16 (1.99%) for general purposes;

 

11.  That the formal resolution at appendix H to the report be agreed, including the council tax requirement of £85.391m;

 

12.  That the proposed (now confirmed) Greater London Authority precept of £276, reduced from £295 in 2015/16 be noted;

 

Other

13.  That the Council’s pay policy statement for 2016/17 as set out at Appendix I to the report be agreed;

 

14.  That the Members’ Allowances Scheme 2016/17 as set out appendix K to the report be agreed; and

 

15.  that it be noted that Councillors Basic Allowance and Special Responsibility Allowance will be increased or decreased by the amount of the local government pay settlement each year and that the Monitoring Officer be delegated authority to update the scheme to reflect any such increase or decrease.

 

(Note: appendices B, C, F1, F2, G, H and J were revised and circulated following the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 8 February 2016)

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