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Budget Report and Council Tax 2022

Meeting: 03/03/2021 - Council (Item 43)

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To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Corporate Delivery/Chief Finance Officer

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Minutes:

The Council considered a report outlining the recommendations of the Cabinet, as moved by Councillor Brett and seconded by Councillor Wardle, in respect of the Revenue Budget, Capital Budget, Council Tax 2021/2022, Budget Carry forward Policy, Pay Policy, Reserves Policy, Capital Investment and Disposal Strategy, Treasury Management Strategy and Medium Term Financial Strategy for 2021/2022.

 

It was noted that an amendment had been received to the Motion, which was moved by Councillor Dearnley and seconded by Councillor Holly. Upon being put to the vote the Mayor declared the amendment to be lost.

 

It was further noted that an additional amendment had been received to the Motion, which was moved by Councillor Kelly and seconded by Councillor Bamford. Upon being put to the vote the Mayor declared the additional amendment to be lost.

 

The Motion as moved and seconded was then voted upon by means of a recorded vote.

 

Voting for the motion: Councillors Ali Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shakil Ahmed, Daalat Ali, Sultan Ali, Besford, Blundell, Boriss, Brett, Burke, Cocks, Dale, Dutton, Neil Emmott, Susan Emmott, Emsley, Hartley, Heakin, Hussain, Malcolm, Martin, Massey, Meredith, Mir, Nolan, O’Neill, O’Rourke, Rana, Rashid, Rowbotham, Rush, Susan Smith, Wardle, West, Donna Williams, Peter Williams, Wraighte, Zaheer and Zaman.

 

Voting against the motion: Councillors Bamford and Kelly.

 

Abstaining on the motion: Councillors Dearnley, Gartside, Holly, Nickson, Paolucci, Angela Smith, Sullivan, Taylor, Warne and Winkler.

 

Resolved:

Council considered the recommendations of Cabinet, at its meeting held 25th February 2021, as follows:

1.     The revenue estimates for 2021/22 as submitted in the Budget Report attached to this report be approved.

2.     The level of Council Tax increase at 4.99% be approved, including a precept of 3% for Adult Social Care.

3.     It be noted that, at its meeting on 16th December 2020, Council calculated the amount of 54,637 as its Council Tax base for the year 2021/22 in accordance with Section 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended by the Localism Act 2011.

4.     The following amounts now be calculated by the Council for the year 2021/22 in accordance with Sections 30 to 36 of the Act:-

 

£598,783,354.00     being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) of the Act.

 

£504,405,063.00    being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) of the Act.

 

£94,378,291.00      being the amount by which the aggregate under Section 31A(2) exceeds the aggregate under Section 31A(3), calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act, as its council tax requirement for the year.

 

£1,727.37               being the amount calculated under Section 31A(4), divided by the Council Tax Base (54,637), in accordance with Section 31B of the Act, as the relevant basic amount of its Council Tax for the year, including 3% for Adult Social Care. The relevant basic amount being £193.20 for Adult Social Care and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43


Meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet (Item 109)

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Report of the Cabinet Member for Corporate Delivery/Chief Finance Officer

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Corporate Delivery / Chief Finance Officer which provided the proposed Revenue Budget, Capital Programme and Council Tax 2021/22 for recommendation to Budget Council 3rd March 2021. The information contained in the report is subject to the approval of the Mayor of Greater Manchester Council Tax precepts for 2021/22.

 

The report also outlined the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021/22 to 2025/26. The Medium Term Financial Strategy provides the latest budget position for the Council, sets out the key financial challenges and issues which

will be faced over the period, and provides details of the assumptions and estimates which underpin the budget. The strategy also takes account of the latest known developments both regional and at a local level.

 

Alternatives considered:

No alternatives were presented.

 

Resolved:

1.    That Cabinet recommends to Council:

·         The proposed revenue budgets outlined in Appendix 1, based on a budget requirement of £235.984m for 2021/22;

·         Subject to confirmation of the Mayor of Greater Manchester precepts:

a) A Council Tax for district purposes of £1,727.37 for Band D properties (4.99% increase) for 2021/22;

b) A Council Tax (including precepts) of £2,036.62 for Band D properties (4.74% increase);

·         To note the position in relation to Education Services Grant and Schools Funding. Cabinet delegate the decision regarding any changes to the final allocations for the Dedicated Schools Grant to the Director of Children’s Services and the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Getting a Good Start and Corporate Delivery;

·         To note the approval at Cabinet 1st December 2020 to earmark £0.5m of one off funds in contingency, which will be allocated to Adult Care Service in 2021/22 if additional demand pressures materialise;

·         To note that any final balance on the 2020/21 budget will be transferred to the Equalisation Reserve;

·         To approve the updated Budget Carry Forward policy, as detailed in Appendix 3. of the report;

·         To approve the proposed Capital Programme for 2021/22 to 2025/26 as detailed at Appendix 4 of the report, noting that some of the assumed external funding included in the programme is still subject to clarification from Government and in some cases may involve bids for funding. It is therefore recommended that all approvals are subject to confirmation of funding allocations;

·         To approve that the Chief Finance Officer, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Corporate Delivery, be given delegated authority to finalise the 2021/22 Discretionary Business Rate Relief Policy following the Government’s 2021 Budget which will take place on 3rd March 2021;

·         To approve that new spending proposals requiring additional revenue and capital resources should only be considered during the financial year, in extreme circumstances as determined by the Budget and Policy Framework. The proposals would need to be reported to the next available Council meeting in accordance with the Budget & Policy Framework;

·         To approve the Council’s updated Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021/22 to 2025/26, as provided at Appendix 6 of the report;

·         To approve the Pay Policy Statement, as detailed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 109


Meeting: 22/02/2021 - Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 54)

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To scrutinise the proposed Revenue Budget, Capital Programme and Council Tax 2021/2022.

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Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised a report of the Chief Finance Officer that provided Members with details of the proposed Revenue Budget, Capital Programme and Council Tax 2021/2022, which were due to be submitted to the Cabinet on 25th February 2021 and to the ‘Budget’ Council meeting on 3rd March 2021. The information contained in the report was subject to the approval of the Mayor of Greater Manchester for the purpose of the Council Tax precepts for 2021/2022.

 

The report also outlined the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021/2022 to 2025/2026.  The Medium Term Financial Strategy provided the latest budget position for the Council, setting out the key financial challenges and issues that were expected to be faced during that period, and it provided details of the assumptions and estimates which underpinned the budget. The strategy also took account of the latest known developments at both regional and local levels.

 

In presenting the report the Chief Finance Officer advised that the Council was required to determine its budget for 2021/2022 by no later than 11th March 2021 and in doing was legally obligated to set a balanced Revenue Budget for 2021/2022 and provisional budgets for 2022/2023 to 2023/2024 and to confirm its Council Tax increase for 2021/2022.

 

Resolved:

1.    That the Cabinet, at its meeting on 25th February 2021, be informed that the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee recommends approval of the recommendations contained in this report.