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Housing Revenue Account Budget 2016-17 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2016-17 to 2019-20

Meeting: 25/02/2016 - Council (Item 153)

HOUSING REVENUE ACCOUNT BUDGET AND MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2016-17 to 2019-20

Recommendation I:

Cabinet

 

(18 February 2016)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2016-17 be approved;

 

(2)          the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Capital Programme, as detailed at Appendix 7 to the Cabinet report be approved.

 


Meeting: 18/02/2016 - Cabinet (Item 336)

336 Housing Revenue Account Budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2016-17 to 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 528 KB

Joint report of the Director of Finance, Corporate Director of Community and Divisional Director of Housing.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved to RECOMMEND:  (to Council)

 

That

 

(1)          the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget for 2016-17 be approved;

 

(2)          the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Capital Programme, as detailed at Appendix 7 to the report, be approved.

 

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          the Medium Term Financial Strategy for the HRA, attached at Appendix 1 to the report be approved;

 

(2)          the proposed average rent for non-sheltered accommodation of £116.33 per week for 2016-17, representing a decrease of 1% in average rent from the 2015?16 figure in line with the proposed Welfare Reform and Work Bill, be approved;

 

(3)          the proposed average rent for sheltered accommodation of £96.46 per week for 2016-17, representing an increase of 0.9% in average rent from the 2015-16 figure be approved following the government’s decision to delay the implementation of the 1% rent cut for sheltered accommodation for one year in order to permit it to give adequate consideration to the Supported Housing Sector;

 

(4)          the overall average rent for the whole stock of £114.05 per week for 2016-17, representing an overall decrease of 0.82%, be noted;

 

(5)          an average tenant service charge of £2.94 per week, an increase of 1%, set out at Appendix 2 of the report be agreed;

 

(6)          garage and car parking rents/charges be frozen for a further year pending development of a usage and differential charging policy, Appendix 3 to the report refers;

 

(7)          an increase in energy (heating) charges of 5% from 1 April 2015, detailed at Appendix 4 to the report, be approved;

 

(8)          an increase in annual water charges of 4%, detailed at Appendix 5 to the report, be approved;

 

(9)          increases in Community Centre hire charges of 4%, set out at Appendix 6 to the report, be approved;

 

(10)       the four year Capital Programme, set out at Appendix 7 of the report, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:  To publish the final HRA budget and set Council rents and other charges for 2016-17

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

 

[Call-in does not apply to the decision reserved to Council.]