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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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

Contact: Angela Bielby 

Items
No. Item

17.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Leader and Executive Member are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests;

·        any prejudicial interests;

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

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

 

Minutes:

The Executive Leader and Executive Member for Finance and Performance were 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 he might have had in respect of business on the agenda. They confirmed they had none.

 

18.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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

 

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 13 January 2021 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Executive Leader and Executive Member for Finance and Performance.

 

19.

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. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5:00pm on Thursday 9 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 Democracy

Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of

the agenda.

 

Webcasting of Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this

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.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're

running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates

(www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on

meetings and decisions.

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak

at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

20.

Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

In the interests of wider transparency and consultation relating to budget decision making sessions, the budget reports for all Executive Member Budget Sessions will be published at the same time on the Councils website around 12noon on Monday 6 December 2021.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i) That the feedback from consultation to date, as set out in Annex 3 to the report, be noted.

 

(ii)      That Option 1 be approved and the following be retained for inclusion in the overall budget:

·        The 2022/23 revenue savings proposals set out in Annex 1;

·        The 2022/23 revenue growth proposals set out in Annex 2; and

·        The new schemes for inclusion in 2022/23 to 2026/27 Capital Programme, as set out in Annex 4.

 

Reason:     To confirm that stakeholders have had the opportunity to feed into the budget process at this stage in advance of the finalisation of the Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27

Minutes:

The Executive Leader and Executive Member for Finance and Performance considered a report which set out the draft savings proposals, growth assumptions and capital schemes relating to their portfolios, providing an opportunity to receive feedback in advance of the presentation of the overall Financial Strategy to Executive on 7 February 2022 and Full Council on 17 February 2022.

 

The Chief Finance Officer explained the background information to the overall financial strategy noting that the proposals had been prepared in the context of Covid-19. She noted the in year pressures adding that information from the government on provisional grants had not yet been issued. She highlighted the  proposed basic council tax increase of 1.99 % and social care precept increase of 1%, adding that the budget gap of £7million had been found from efficiency savings. She noted that increasing pressure in children and adult social care was a national issue. The Director of Customer and Communities explained how revenue savings had been made.

 

 

The Executive Leader and Executive Member for Finance and Performance noted the early publication of the papers and thanked officers for their work. It was noted that the budget continued to protect front line services and invest in funding for vulnerable children and adults. They then;

Resolved:  (i) That the feedback from consultation to date, as set out in Annex 3 to the report, be noted.

 

(ii)      That Option 1 be approved and the following be retained for inclusion in the overall budget:

·        The 2022/23 revenue savings proposals set out in Annex 1;

·        The 2022/23 revenue growth proposals set out in Annex 2; and

·        The new schemes for inclusion in 2022/23 to 2026/27 Capital Programme, as set out in Annex 4.

 

Reason:     To confirm that stakeholders have had the opportunity to feed into the budget process at this stage in advance of the finalisation of the Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27

 

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