Agenda and decisions


Budget Planning Committee - Tuesday 13 July 2021 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Lesley Farrell, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk, 01295 221591

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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 220 KB

To confirm as correct records the minutes of the meetings held on 9 March 2021 and 19 May 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.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Report of the Director of Finance.

 

Purpose of Report

 

To enable members to consider the current banded scheme for Council Tax Reduction.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

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

 

1.2     To recommend to Executive that the current scheme is retained, and that no   consultation takes place.

 

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

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

 

(2)      That it be recommended to Executive that the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme be retained for 2022-2023.

 

(3)      That no consultation take place, due to the recommendation to retain the current scheme

7.

Monthly Finance Monitoring Report – Quarter 4 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 359 KB

Report of the Director of Finance.

 

Purpose of Report

 

This report summarises Cherwell District Council’s (CDC’s) revenue and capital outturn position for 2020/21.  The Committee is responsible for monitoring the finance elements of the report.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1     To note the finance elements of the report.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the finance elements of the report be noted.

 

8.

Review of the 2021-22 Budget Process pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Report of the Finance Director.

 

Purpose of Report

 

To provide the Budget Planning Committee with a review of the 2021/22 Budget Process.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1     To note the review of the 2021/22 Budget and Business Planning Process.

 

1.2     To recommend to the Executive that the proposed improvements at section 3.9 be incorporated into the 2022/23 Budget and Business Planning Process.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the review of the 2021-2022 Budget and Business Planning Process be noted.

 

(2)      That Executive be recommended to incorporate the following proposed improvements into the 2022-2023 Budget and Business Planning Process;

·       Review how the Council allocates its resources to ensure they are aligned with the Council’s priorities;

·       Carry out additional engagement with residents on the Council’s priorities and services it provides to inform savings proposals;

·       Look to ensure that the Capital Budget proposals are developed to the same timeline as the revenue budget proposals and that these are considered earlier in the financial year;

 

(3)      That it be recommended to Executive that a process be introduced for urgent Capital Bids to be considered outside of the normal budget planning process.

 

 

9.

Review of Committee Work Plan

To review the Committee Work Plan.

 

Verbal update from the Director of Finance.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the verbal update be noted.