The Cabinet received a report detailing the
Medium Term Financial Strategy 2013-2018 and Budget and Council Tax
2013/14. The Portfolio Holder for Delivering Value for Money
summarised the main point of the report.
The Leader of the Council informed Cabinet
that detailed comments requesting Cabinet’s consideration had
been received from Performance Management and Budget Scrutiny
Committee. The Chairman of Performance Management and Budget
Scrutiny informed Cabinet that the Committee had met on three
occasions, 22nd, 29th January and
5th February to consider the Medium Term Financial
Strategy 2013-2018 and Budget and Council Tax 2013/14. Following on
from the three meetings a report to Cabinet had been compiled
detailing the main issues raised at the meetings.
The Leader of the
Council together with other Cabinet Members gave a detailed
response to each of the issues raised by Performance Management and
Budget Scrutiny Committee. One of the suggestions of the Committee
was regarding CCTV monitoring within the City. The
Committee acknowledged that whilst CCTV was operating well it would
be a good idea to allow for extra resources in busy periods and
during planned events.
Cabinet stated that CCTV was currently delivering what is was
intended to do. Cabinet did however agree the provision of
£10k from the General Reserve to be used as a contingency to
deal with any arising resource issues was a sensible approach.
Cabinet agreed the amendment would be put to Council as part of the
Budget 2013/14 on 19th February 2013.
Leader of the Council thanked the Performance Management and Budget
Scrutiny Committee for its time in considering the Medium
Term Financial Strategy 2013-2018 and Budget and Council Tax
2013/14 and for the thorough and detailed comments produced to
Cabinet. A detailed response from Cabinet to each of the issues
raised would be compiled for Performance Management and Budget
RESOLVED: That the Cabinet
consider any feedback and proposals from the Performance Management
and Budget Scrutiny Committee and, in the light of this, recommend
that Council approve the following:
the budget assumptions set out in paragraph 6.1 of the
the Budget 2013/14 and MTFS 2013-2018 and the details
underpinning the numbers as set out in Appendix 1 of the
the proposed savings for 2013/14 (included in December Cabinet
the City Band D Council Tax of £162.10 (frozen at same
level as for 2012/13) to meet the Council’s budget
the Capital Programme and Capital Financing as set out in
Appendix 2 of the report;
earmarked reserves (included in December Cabinet
the split of funding of New Homes Bonus into the three
categories and the proposed allocations to projects, as set out in
paragraphs 10.4 and 10.17 of the report;
the Commissioning Framework as set out at Appendix 3 of the
the detailed Fees and Charges as set out at Appendix 4 of the
Treasury Management Annual Strategy and Prudential Indicators
(included in January Cabinet papers ...
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