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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045). View directions

Contact: Jane Meller, Democracy Officer 

Items
No. Item

34.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is 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.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member was asked to declare, at this point in the

meeting, any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests

that they might have had in respect of business on the agenda.

None were declared.

35.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Budget Decision Session held on 13 January 2021. 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Budget Decision Session held on 13 January 2021 be approved as a correct record and signed at a later date.

36.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have

registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak

on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2

working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the

management of public participation at remote meetings. The

deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on

Monday, 13 December 2021.

 

To register to speak please visit

www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online

registration form. If you have any questions about the registration

form or the meeting, please contact the relevant Democracy Officer,

on the details at the foot of the 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 www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

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meetings and decisions.

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been two registrations to speak

on agenda item 4 [Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27] at the

meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

Peter Richardson, a resident of York, expressed his concern regarding the calculation for the funding for adult social care.  He noted that he had raised his concerns on many occasions and continued to be dissatisfied with the council’s response.

 

Cllr Hook spoke and registered her concerns regarding the level of funding for health and social care nationally, she highlighted that costs that had risen over recent months and funding had fallen over the same time frame.  She noted that the budget for the next financial year included additional funding for the care sector and welcomed the additional funding to provide low level mental health support.

37.

Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27 pdf icon PDF 218 KB

In the interests of wider transparency and consultation relating to budget decision making sessions, all budget reports for these sessions have been published together on Monday 6 December 2021 https://www.york.gov.uk/budget. A copy of the appropriate papers for this meeting are attached for the purpose of this session.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That the following be agreed for inclusion within the overall Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27:

 

a)   The 2022/23 revenue savings proposals for Health and Adult Social Care portfolio as set out in Annex 1 to the report.

 

b)   The 2022/23 revenue growth proposals for Health and Adult Social Care portfolio as set out in Annex 2 to the report.

 

c)   The new schemes for inclusion in the 2022/23 to 2026/27 Capital Programme as set out in Annex 4 to the report.

 

Reason:     To ensure that stakeholders have the opportunity to feed into the budget process in advance of the finalisation of the Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which set out the draft savings proposals, growth assumptions and capital schemes relating to her portfolio, providing an opportunity to receive feedback in advance of the presentation of the overall Financial Strategy to Executive on 07 February 2022.

 

The report outlined the national and local context of the overall strategy, highlighting the unprecedented financial challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.  Savings proposals for the portfolio were set out in Annex 1, with growth proposals in Annex 2 and capital schemes in Annex 4.  Feedback received to date was contained in Annex 3.

 

The Chief Finance Officer responded to the first public speaker and noted that the Council had been aware of the concerns raised and had responded on several occasions.  She confirmed that the council had used the correct calculation and that his concerns would be better addressed to central government.

 

The CFO and the Principal Accountant outlined the challenges faced by the Health and Adult Social Care budget and explained their decision making process.  The Director of Prevention and Commissioning explained how the use of technology in care provision would enable reductions in care spending.

 

Resolved:

 

That the following be agreed for inclusion within the overall Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27 to be presented to Executive on 07 February 2022 and Full Council on 17 February 2022:

 

a)   The 2022/23 revenue savings proposals for Health and Adult Social Care portfolio as set out in Annex 1 to the report.

 

b)   The 2022/23 revenue growth proposals for Health and Adult Social Care portfolio as set out in Annex 2 to the report.

 

c)   The new schemes for inclusion in the 2022/23 to 2026/27 Capital Programme as set out in Annex 4 to the report.

 

Reason:     To ensure that stakeholders have the opportunity to feed into the budget process in advance of the finalisation of the Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27.

 

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