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Final Revenue Budget 2016/17 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2016/17 to 2019/20

Report of the Director of Finance.

Minutes:

Resolved to RECOMMEND:  (to Council)

 

That

 

(1)          whilst being mindful of the results of the various consultations and equality impact assessments, the 2016/17 budget be approved to enable the Council Tax for 2016/17 to be set, Appendix 2 to the report refers;

 

(2)          the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) at Appendix 2 to the report be approved;

 

(3)          the 2016/17 Schools’ Budget at Appendix 6 to the report be approved;

 

(4)          the 2016/17 Members’ Allowance Scheme at Appendix 13 to the report be approved;

 

(5)          the Annual Pay Policy Statement at Appendix 14 to the report be approved.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(6)          the current remaining budget gaps of £1.053m and £90k over the three year MTFS, 2016/17 to 2018/19, table 3, paragraph 1.10 of the report refers, be noted;

 

(7)          the intention to increase Council Tax by 1.99% in 2016/17, paragraph 1.13 of report refers, be noted;

 

(8)          the intention to increase Council Tax by 2.0% in 2016/17 in respect of the Adult Social Care Precept, paragraph 1.14 of the report refers, be noted;

 

(9)          the 2016/17 Public Health Budget, at Appendix 7 to the report, be noted;

 

(10)       the risk assessment, Appendix 8 to the report refers, be referred to the Governance, Audit and Risk Management and Standards Committee for consideration and monitoring;

 

(11)       the sum of Better Care Funding of £6.5m to be received by the Council in 2016/17, paragraphs 1.24 and 1.25 to the report refer, be noted;

 

(12)       the comments from the various stakeholder meetings, paragraph 2.3 and Appendix 15 to the report refer, be noted;

 

(13)       the 2016/17 Flexible Use of Capital Receipts Efficiency Strategy, paragraph 1.18 and Appendix 16 of the report refer, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:  To ensure that the Council sets a balanced budget 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 and where the decision is noted.]

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