Agenda and decisions

Budget Virtual Meeting (At present, members of the public are unable to attend), The Executive
Monday, 1st March, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Ann Holmes 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of interest

To receive any declaration of interest from a Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.

Additional documents:

2.

Urgent matters certified by the Chief Executive or her appointed officer

No urgent matters at the time of dispatch of this agenda.

Additional documents:

3.

Revenue Budget Monitoring - Quarter 3, 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 850 KB

To submit a report  by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was resolved –

 

·        To note the position set out in Appendices A and B to the report in respect of the Authority’s performance to date and expected outturn for 2020/21.

·        To note the summary of Contingency budgets for 2020/21 as detailed in Appendix C to the report.

·        To note the position of the invest to save programmes in Appendix CH to the report.

·        To note the position of the efficiency savings for 2020/21 in Appendix D to the report.

·        To note the monitoring of agency and consultancy cost for 2020/21 in Appendices DD, E and F to the report.

4.

Capital Budget Monitoring - Quarter 3, 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was resolved to note the progress of expenditure and receipts against the capital budget 2020/21 at Quarter 3.

5.

Housing Revenue Account Budget Monitoring - Quarter 3, 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 403 KB

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was resolved to note the following –

 

·        The position set out in respect of the financial performance of the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for Quarter 3 2020/21.

·        The forecast outturn for 2020/21.

6.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 912 KB

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was resolved –

 

·        To accept and note the Treasury Management Strategy for 2021/22 and to forward the Strategy to the Full Council without further comment.

·        To note the increase in transaction limits in Appendix 8 (point 4 of the report).

7.

Community Based Non-residential Social Care Services – 2021/2022 Fees and Charges pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To submit a report by the Interim Head of Adults’ Services.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was resolved to approve the following –

 

·        Charges for Telecare services as outlined in Table A of the report.

Tier 1 everyone to pay £49.41

Tiers 2 and 3 everyone to pay £98.42

 

·        Telecare Annual Charges as outlined in Table B of the report

Services and Maintenance £117.54

Services only £75.97

One off installation £47.00

 

·        Rate of Direct Payments at £11.89/hour

 

·        To maintain a charge of £10.00 for the administration of Blue Badge requests and replacements as outlined in the report.

 

·        To increase the fee for purchasing day care services in independent residential homes by 3% to £35.21

 

 

8.

Local Authority Homes for Older People – Setting the Standard Charge pdf icon PDF 306 KB

To submit a report by the Interim Head of Adults’ Services.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was resolved –

 

·         That the standard charge for the Authority’s care homes for the financial year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 be set at £786.50 per week.

·         To defer increasing fees to the full cost of the service for a further year and,

·         That the full fee per resident per week for the Authority’s homes is set at £754.36 per week.

 

 

9.

Fees and Charges 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was resolved to approve the schedule of fees and charges for 2021/22 as outlined in the booklet presented.

 

 

10.

Medium Term Financial Strategy and Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 738 KB

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was resolved –

 

·        To note the formal consultation meetings on the budget and the resulting feedback as outlined in Section 3 of Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 to the report.

·        To agree the final details of the Council’s proposed budget as shown in Section 9 of Appendix 1 and Appendix 3 to the report.

·        To note the Section 151 Officer’s recommendation that the Council should be working towards achieving a minimum of £7.3m general balances.

·        To note the comments made by the Section 151 Officer on the robustness of the estimates made, as set out in section 7 of Appendix 1 to the report.

·        To recommend a net budget for the County Council of £147.420m and resulting increase in the level of Council Tax of 2.75% (£35.91 – Band D) to the Full Council, noting that a formal resolution, including the North Wales Police and Community Council precepts, will be presented to the Council on 9 March, 2021.

·        That any differences between the provisional settlement and the final settlement will be adjusted for by using the general contingency which is included in the 2021/22 budget, or by making a contribution to/from the Council’s general reserves in order to set a balanced budget.

·        To authorise the Section 151 Officer to make such changes as may be necessary before the submission of the final proposals to the Council.

·        To agree that any unforeseen pressures on demand led budgets during the financial year will be able to draw upon funding from the general contingencies budget.

·        To request the Council to authorise the Executive to release up to £250k from general balances if the general contingencies budget is fully committed during the year.

·        To delegate to the Section 151 Officer the power to release funding from the general contingency up to £50k for any single item. Any item in excess of £50k not to be approved without the prior consent of the Executive.

·        To confirm that the level of Council Tax Premium for second homes remains at 35% and for empty homes remains at 100%. 

 

(Councillor Ieuan Williams declared a personal interest in the item and did not take part in the voting thereon)

 

11.

Capital Strategy and Capital Programme 2021/22 to 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was resolved to endorse and to recommend that Full Council approve the Capital Strategy for 2021/22 – 2023/24 as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 to the report.

12.

Final Proposed Capital Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 583 KB

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

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Decision:

It was resolved to recommend to the Full Council the following capital programme for 2021/22 –

 

                                                                                                £

2020/21 Schemes Brought Forward                                   4.000m

Refurbishment/Replacement of assets                              4.137m

New one-off capital projects (Priority Projects)                0.780m

New one-off capital projects (Subject to funding

being made available)                                                          0.325m

21st Century Schools                                                            6.600m

Housing Revenue Account                                               20.313m

 

Total Recommended Capital Programme

2021/22                                                                                36.155m

 

Funded by –

 

General Capital Grant                                                          2.163m

Supported Borrowing General                                            2.158m

General Balances                                                                 0.291m

General Balances (if sufficient funding available)            0.325m

21st Century Schools Supported Borrowing                     2.897m

21st Century Schools Unsupported Borrowing                 0.498m

HRA Reserve and In Year Surplus                                   15.639m           

HRA Unsupported Borrowing                                             2.000m

External Grants                                                                     6.184m

2021/21 Schemes Brought Forwards

(External Grants)                                                                  4.000m

 

2021/22 Total Capital Funding                                         36.155m