Agenda and decisions


Budget Planning Committee
Tuesday 27 November 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

Contact: Emma Faulkner / Richard Woods, Democratic and Elections  Email: emma.faulkner@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01327 322043 / Email: richard.woods@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221550

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

 

3.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

 

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6 November 2018.

 

5.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

6.

Finance Monitoring Report - September 2018 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement

 

Purpose of report

 

This report summarises the Finance monitoring position as at the end of each month.

 

Recommendations

             

1.1         To note the contents of the report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

7.

Medium Term Financial Strategy

Verbal presentation from the Assistant Director: Finance and Procurement on the Medium Term Financial Strategy. Copies of the presentation will be available at the meeting.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the exempt presentation be noted.

8.

Business Rates - An Overview pdf icon PDF 700 KB

Verbal presentation from the Operations Director – CSN resources on the Business Rates Overview. A copy of the presentation is attached for information.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the presentation be noted.

10.

Business Rates Retail Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Report of the Interim Executive Director – Finance and Governance

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide members with an update on the Business Rates Retail Relief announced in the recent Budget and to propose a Retail Relief Policy for recommendation to Executive.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To note the contents of this report.

 

1.2      To consider and recommend to Executive the proposed Business   Rates Retail Relief Policy contained in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)  That the proposed Business Rates Retail Relief Policy be recommended to Executive for consideration.

11.

100% Council Tax Premium on Long Term Empty Dwellings pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Report of the Interim Executive Director – Finance and Governance

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide members with an update on the change in legislation to allow for a Council Tax premium of 100% on properties that are empty for 2 years or more and to seek a recommendation for Executive on the introduction of 100% Empty Homes Premium.    

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

 1.1        To note the contents of the report and any financial implications for the Council.

 

1.2      To make a recommendation to Executive on the introduction of an Empty Homes Premium of 100% from 1 April 2019.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report and any financial implications for the Council be noted.

 

(2)  That Executive be recommended to introduce an Empty Homes Premium of 100% from 1 April 2019.

12.

Review of Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 21 KB

To review the Committee Work Plan.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the Committee Work Plan be noted.

9.

Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme for 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report of the Interim Executive Director – Finance and Governance

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide members of Budget Planning Committee with details of the proposed Local Discretionary Relief Scheme before consideration by Executive.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To note the contents of the report.

 

1.2   To recommend to Executive the adoption of the Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief Scheme for 2019-20

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)  That Executive be recommended to adopt the Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief Scheme for 2019-20.