Decision details


Business Plan 2019/20 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019/20 - 2023/24

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the final Business Plan, Revenue and Capital Budgets 2019/2020 and the MTFS for recommendation to Council

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to approve the Business Plan (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book).

 

(2)            That the Risk Register (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be noted.

 

(3)            That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to agree an increase in the level of Council Tax for Cherwell District Council of £5 for 2019/20.

 

(4)            That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to approved the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), Revenue Budget 2019/20 and Capital Programme including recommending the growth and savings proposals (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book).

 

(5)            That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to approve a minimum level of General Fund reserves of £2m.

 

(6)            That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer, in consultation with the Lead Member for Financial Management & Governance, and where appropriate the relevant Director and Lead Member to:

·           Transfer monies to/from earmarked reserves should that become necessary during the financial year.

·           Update prudential indicators in both the Prudential Indicators Report and Treasury Management Strategy Report to Council, for any budget changes that impact on these.

 

(7)            That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to approve the Fees & Charges (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book).

 

(8)            That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to approve the Treasury Management Strategy be approved, including the Prudential Indicators, Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) Policy and Affordable Borrowing Limit for 2019/20.

 

(9)            That, having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to  delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer to make any technical changes necessary to the papers for the Council meeting of 25 February 2019, including changes related to the finalisation of the national Finance Settlement and any associated changes to Parish Precepts and Council resulting from those changes.

 

(10)        That the contents of the Section 25 report from the Chief Finance Officer in relation to the robustness of estimates and adequacy of reserves be noted.

 

Reason Key: Significant Expenditure or Savings and effect on communities in two or more wards;

Corporate Priorities : Here to Serve;

Reason No Public Access: No

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Contact: Adele Taylor, Executive Director: Finance (Interim) & Section 151 Officer Email: adele.taylor@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk Tel: 0300 003 0103, Claire Taylor, Director: Customers and Service Development Email: claire.taylor@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk Tel: 0300 003 0113.

Report author: Adele Taylor

Publication date: 05/02/2019

Date of decision: 04/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 09/02/2019

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