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All Councillors, relevant Council Officers and other interested parties and residents are formally invited to attend a Remote Budget Council meeting of the City of York Council to consider the business contained in this agenda on the following date and time




Thursday, 25 February 2021 at 6.00 pm




Note: the meeting will be webcast live for viewing on the Council’s

Youtube channel.












































1.         Declarations of Interest 


At this point, Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.         Minutes  (Pages 1 - 30)


To approve and sign the minutes of the Special and Ordinary meetings of Council held on 17 December 2020.




3.         Civic Announcements 


To consider any announcements made by the Lord Mayor in respect of Civic business.




4.         Public Participation 


At this point in the meeting, any member of the public who has registered to address the Council, or to ask a Member of the Council a question, on a matter directly relevant to the setting of the Council’s budget for the coming financial year, may do so.


Please note that the deadlines for registering to speak at our meetings have changed to two working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings. The deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Tuesday, 23 February 2021.


To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill in an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact Democratic Services. Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.


Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this remote public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.  The remote public meeting can be viewed live and on demand at




During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings.  See our coronavirus updates at www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy for more information on meetings and decisions.




5.         Updating the Delegation for Responding to Local Government Reorganisation in York and North Yorkshire  (Pages 31 - 38)


To consider a report of the Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Governance recommending additional delegations, in line with the previous Council decision, to enable the submission of a response on behalf of City of York Council to the statutory consultation on Local Government Reorganisation.




6.         Recommendations of the Executive in respect of the Capital Programme Monitor 3 2020/21  (Pages 39 - 40)


To consider the recommendations made by Executive, at their meeting on 11 February 2021, regarding the third monitor report on the 2020/1 Capital Programme.  These are set out in the attached Part B minutes and will be moved by the Executive Leader.




7.         Recommendations of Executive on the Council's Financial Strategy 2021/22 to 2025/26, Capital Budget 2021/22 to 2025/26, Capital Financing and Investment Strategy and the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Prudential Indicators for 2021/22 to 2025/26  (Pages 41 - 54)


To consider the recommendations made by the Executive, at their meeting on 11 February 2021, in relation to:


i)     The Financial Strategy 2021/22 to 2025/26

ii)    The Capital Budget 2021/22 to 2025/26

iii)  The Capital Financing and Investment Strategy

iv)  The Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Prudential Indicators 2021/22 to 2025/26.

These recommendations are set out in the attached report and will be moved by the Executive Leader.




The original budget reports to Executive, on which their recommendations are based, will be circulated to all Members with this agenda and can be found on the council’s website, here:





8.         List of Budget Amendments, for consideration at the meeting (to follow) 




9.         Council Tax Resolution 2021/22  (Pages 55 - 66)


To consider the Council Tax Resolution for 2021/22, as set out in the attached report.




10.      Urgent Business 


Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.





Democracy Officer

Fiona Young

Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 552030

·        Email fiona.young@york.gov.uk




















For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:

·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats

Contact details are set out above.