Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

2.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

A maximum of 15 minutes will be allocated to public questions submitted in writing to Democratic Services (democratic.services@trafford.gov.uk) by 4 p.m. on the working day prior to the meeting. Questions must be relevant to items appearing on the agenda and will be submitted in the order in which they were received.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members to give notice of any interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

4.

EXECUTIVE'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL ON THE BUDGET FOR 2019/20

To consider decisions / recommendations to Budget Council, as follows:

4a

EXECUTIVE'S REVENUE BUDGET PROPOSALS 2019/20 & MTFS 2020/21 - 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and the Corporate Director Finance and Systems.

Decision:

That it be recommended that Council approve the following:-

 

a)    The 2019/20 net Revenue Budget of £169.94 million.

 

b)    The 2020/21 to 2021/22 Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) including the income and savings proposals.

 

c)    The calculation of the Council Tax Requirement as summarised in Section 9.1 and set out in the Formal Council Tax Resolution in Annex I to the report;

 

d)    To increase Council Tax by 3.99% in 2019/20:

o   2.99% general increase in the ‘relevant basic amount’ in 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22, and

o   1% for the ‘Adult Social Care’ precept in 2019/20.

 

e)    The Fees and Charges for 2019/20 and those relating to Registration of Births, Death & Marriages also shown for 2020/21, as set out in the Fees & Charges booklet.

 

f)     That approval be delegated jointly to each Corporate Director with the Corporate Director of Finance and Systems to amend fees and charges during 2019/20 in the event of any change in VAT rate, as appropriate.

 

g)    That approval be delegated jointly to each Corporate Director with the Corporate Director of Finance and Systems to amend fees and charges during 2019/20 under delegated powers where the economics of the charge levels have changed (e.g. costs have risen unexpectedly), or for commercial reasons.

 

h)    That the minimum level of General Reserve for 2019/20 be increased to £7.0 million, an increase of £1m from 2018/19 (Section 7.2 of the report).

 

i)      The Capital Strategy, Prudential and Local Indicators and overall level of the Capital Programme and Asset Investment Fund of £212.28 million (as detailed in the Capital Strategy, Capital Programme & Prudential Indicators 2019/22) of which £167.93 million relates to 2019/20; this includes £106.91million of new prudential borrowing.

 

j)      The Treasury Management Strategy 2019/20 to 2021/22, including the debt strategy (Section 3), the investment strategy (Section 5) and the Prudential Indicators, including the Authorised Limit (as required by Section 3(1) of the Local Government Act 2003, Operational Boundary, Minimum Revenue Provision and investment criteria as set out in Appendix 3 of the report.

 

k)    The distribution of Dedicated Schools Grant as recommended by the School Funding Forum and Executive as summarised in Section 8 and detailed in Annex H.

 

and in recommending approval of the above, has taken into consideration :

 

a)    The objective assessment by the Corporate Director of Finance and Systems of the robustness of budget estimates and adequacy of the financial reserves (Section 7 and Annex G).

 

b)    The Executive’s response to the Scrutiny Committee’s recommendations to the budget proposals as included in a separate report on the agenda.

 

c)    The Council’s Public Sector Equality duty.

 

d)    The results of the consultation on the budget proposals.

 

In addition, that it be recommended that Council notes the following:

 

a)    The approval on 23 January 2019 under delegated powers by the Corporate Director of Finance and Systems of the Council Tax Base for 2019/20 at 76,999 Band D equivalents.

 

b)    Along with the calculation of the estimated Council Tax surplus, sufficient to release £(1.324)million to support the  ...  view the full decision text for item 4a

4b

CAPITAL STRATEGY, CAPITAL PROGRAMME AND PRUDENTIAL & LOCAL INDICATORS 2019/22 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and the Corporate Director Finance and Systems.

Decision:

1. That the Capital Programme as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report be approved.

2. That approval be given to the Schemes to be undertaken from the “block” budget allocations reported in paragraph 21 and detailed Appendix 4 to the report.

 

3. That it be recommended that Council approve:

a) The Capital Strategy included in Appendix 1 to the report;

b) the overall Capital Programme in the sum of £212.28m for the period 2019/22, comprising £112.28m in respect of the General Programme and £100m for the Asset Investment Fund;

c) additional prudential borrowing of £6.91m to support revenue generating investment opportunities as detailed in Paragraph 13 and a further £100m which will be added to the Asset Investment Fund as detailed in Paragraph 33 of the report;

d) the Prudential and Local Indicators as set out at Appendix 3 of the report.

4c

TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY 2019/20 - 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 519 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and the Corporate Director Finance and Systems.

Decision:

That the Executive note the report and recommend that Council approves the Treasury Management Strategy 2019/20 – 2021/22 including the:

·           policy on debt strategy as set out in section 3;

·           investment strategy as set out in section 5;

·           Prudential Indicators and limits including the Authorised Limit (as required by section 3(1) of the Local Government Act 2003), Operational Boundary, Minimum Revenue Provision Statement and Investment criteria as detailed in Appendix 3.

4d

FEES, CHARGES & ALLOWANCES 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and the Corporate Director Finance and Systems.

NOTE: The full Fees and Charges Book will not be circulated with the agenda, but will be made available on the Council’s website.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That it be recommended that Council approve the following:

·         The Fees and Charges for 2019/20 and those relating to Registration of Births, Death & Marriages also shown for 2020/21, as set out in the booklet available on the Council’s web site;

·         That approval be delegated jointly to each Corporate Director with the Corporate Director of Finance and Systems to amend fees and charges during 2019/20 in the event of any change in the rate of VAT, as appropriate;

·         That approval be delegated jointly to each Corporate Director with the Corporate Director of Finance and Systems to amend fees and charges during 2019/20  under delegated powers where the economics of the charge levels have changed (e.g. costs have risen unexpectedly), or for commercial reasons.

4e

EXECUTIVE'S RESPONSE TO SCRUTINY COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BUDGET PROPOSALS FOR 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 281 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and the Corporate Director Finance and Systems.

Decision:

That the Executive’s response to Scrutiny be approved.

5.

FAIR PRICE FOR CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE'S RESIDENTIAL AND NURSING HOMES 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Member for Adult Social Care.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That an inflationary uplift be approved for Residential and Nursing Home beds of 3.96% for 2019/20.

6.

FAIR PRICE FOR CARE ANNUAL UPLIFT TO THE HOURLY RATE PAID TO PROVIDERS TO DELIVER HOMECARE IN TRAFFORD IN 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 275 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Member for Adult Social Care.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That approval be given to the inflationary uplift of 4.27% to the hourly rate for homecare: an increase from £14.63 per hour to £15.25 per hour.