Agenda and minutes

Budget Meeting, Council
Thursday, 25th February, 2021 2.30 pm

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Contact: Roz Patterson 

Items
No. Item

CL51

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and Housing Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 138 KB

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Consideration was given to the Housing Revenue Account budget for 2021/22, the Housing Capital Programme for 2021/22 and the indicative programme for the period 2022/23 – 2025/26.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  - 

(i)

That the Housing Revenue Account, as set out in Appendix 2 of the report, be approved.

 

 

(ii)

That the Housing Capital Programme for the five years 2021/22 to 2025/26, as set out in Appendix 3 of the report, be approved.

 

CL52

Capital Programme 2021/22 to 2025/26 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

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Consideration was given to the Capital Programme for the next five years to provide significant levels of strategic investment to help maintain and deliver financial sustainability and support the Council’s strategic approach to Making Gateshead a Place Where Everyone Thrives.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  - 

(i)

That the capital programme for 2021/22, and the provisional programmes for 2022/23 to 2025/26, as set out in Appendix 2, be approved, subject to external funding approvals being received.

 

 

(ii)

That the provisional capital financing for the programme, as set out in Appendix 3, be noted and authority be delegated to the Strategic Director, Resources and Digital, to enter prudential borrowing which is consistent with the requirements of the Capital Programme and the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy.

 

CL53

Fees and Charges 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 32 KB

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Consideration was given to the level of fees and charges across all Council services for 2021/22.

 

COUNCIL RESOLVED  - 

(i)

That the fees and charges for 2021/22, as set out in Appendix 2 of the report, be approved.

 

 

(ii)

That the Strategic Director, Resources and Digital, be authorised to make any necessary adjustments to correct any errors in the schedule of Fees and Charges.

 

CL54

Budget and Council Tax Level 2021/22

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Consideration was given to the Budget and Council Tax level for 2021/22. As part of the Council Tax setting process approval was sought for the prudential indicators and Minimum Revenue Provision Statement.

 

Councillor Wallace moved the following amendment to the recommendations in the report:

(1)        That Gateshead’s Band D council tax for 2021/22 is insert “not” increased delete “by 4.99% (including a 3% adult social care Government charge) to £1,914.92.”

(4)        The budgeted use of replace “£29.106” with “£33.883” million Earmarked Reserves in 2021/22 be approved (includes £26.564m ringfenced covid support to retained business rates).

(12)      That the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2021/22 in accordance with Sections 31A, 31B and 34 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended by the Localism Act 2011 (‘the Act’):

(a)        £604,606,039 being the aggregate total of the expenditure amounts, which the Council estimates for the items, set out in Section 31A (2) of the Act taking into account the precept issued by Lamesley Parish Council

(b)        Replace (£504,091,243) with (£508,867,969) being the aggregate total of the income amounts, which the Council estimate for the items, set out in Section 31A (3) of the Act

(c)        Replace £100,514,796 with £95,738,070 being the amount by which the aggregate at (a) above exceeds the aggregate at (b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31A (4) of the Act, as its Council Tax requirement for the year including Lamesley Parish Council

(d)        Replace £1,915.1549 with £1,824.1417 being the amount at (c) above, all divided by the amount at (11)(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31B (1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year including Lamesley Parish Council

(e)        £12,105.00 being the aggregate amount of all special items (Lamesley Parish Council) referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act

(f)         Replace £1,914.9243 with £1,823.9111 being the amount at (d) less the result given by dividing the amount at (e) above by the amount at (11)(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which no special item (Lamesley Parish Council) relates

(g)        Part of the Council’s area: Lamesley Parish                        Replace £1,925.0253 with £1,834.0121 being the amounts given by adding to the amount at (f) above the amounts of the special item or items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council’s area mentioned above divided in each case by the amount at (11)(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(3) of the Act, as the basic amounts of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items (Lamesley Parish Council) relate


(h)       

                        Replace table above with this table;

                                   

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at (f) and (g)  ...  view the full minutes text for item CL54