C I T Y   O F   Y O R K   C O U N C I L



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



Thursday, 17 February 2022 at 6.30 pm













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 3 - 32)


To approve and sign the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on 16 December 2021.




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 our meetings. The deadline for registering is 5:00pm on Tuesday, 15 February 2022.


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 Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be webcast, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.  The 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.         Appointment of External Auditors  (Pages 33 - 38)


To consider a report of the Director of Governance & Monitoring Officer and the Chief Finance Officer inviting Council to opt into the national Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) process for the procurement of the Council’s External Auditor, in accordance with the recommendation of Audit & Governance Committee.




6.         Recommendations of the Executive in respect of the Capital Programme Monitor 3 2021/22  (Pages 39 - 40)


To consider the recommendations made by Executive, at their meeting on 7 February 2022, regarding the third monitor report on the 2021/22 Capital Programme.  These are set out in the attached Part B minute and will be moved by the Executive Leader.




7.         Recommendations of Executive on the Council's Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27, Capital Budget 2022/23 to 2026/27, Capital Financing and Investment Strategy and the Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Prudential Indicators for 2022/23 to 2026/27  (Pages 41 - 54)


To consider the recommendations made by the Executive, at their meeting on 7 February 2022, in relation to:

i)     The Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27

ii)    The Capital Budget 2022/23 to 2026/27

iii)  The Capital Financing and Investment Strategy

iv)  The Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Prudential Indicators 2022/23 to 2026/27.

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

Note: 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 2022/23  (Pages 55 - 66)


To consider the Council Tax Resolution for 2022/23, as set out in the attached report.




10.      Urgent Business 


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






Democratic Services officer


Fiona Young

·        Telephone – (01904) 552030

·        Email fiona.young@york.gov.uk



















For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officers 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.