Agenda and decisions


Budget Planning Committee - Tuesday 19 January 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting

Contact: Emma Faulkner, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk, 01295 221953

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Items
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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.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 January 2021.

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4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

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5.

Urgent Business

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

 

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6.

Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement Update pdf icon PDF 370 KB

Report of Director of Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide Budget Planning Committee with a resource update following the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement announced on 17 December 2020.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      Note the outcome of the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the outcome of the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement be noted.  

7.

Reserves Review pdf icon PDF 561 KB

Report of Director of Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To update Budget Planning Committee (BPC) on the Review of Reserves that has taken place since the Committee was updated about the draft Reserves Policy in September 2020.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      to note the proposed outcome of the reserves review

 

1.2      to provide the Executive with feedback on whether the Committee supports the draft reserve allocations

 

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the proposed outcome of the reserves review be noted.

 

(2)       That the Executive be advised that Budget Planning Committee support the allocation of reserves as a prudent and sensible allocation of funds.

8.

Financial Management Code Assessment pdf icon PDF 357 KB

Report of Director of Finance

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide Budget Planning Committee (BPC) with the Director of Finance’s assessment of Cherwell District Council’s (CDC’s) readiness to implement the Financial Management (FM) Code.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      note the assessment of CDC’s readiness to implement the FM Code.

 

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the assessment of Cherwell District Council’s readiness to implement the Financial Management code be noted.

9.

Proposed Fees and Charges for 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Report of Director of Finance

 

***Please note this report will be to follow***

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the draft Fees and charges schedule for 2021/22 be noted.

10.

Update Staffing and Budget

Verbal update from the Corporate Director – Customers and Organisational Development.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the verbal update be noted.

11.

Review of Committee Work Plan

To receive a verbal update regarding the Committee Work Plan.

 

The next meeting of the Committee is on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the verbal update be noted.