Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 10th December, 2013 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding

Contact: Amanda Taylor  01775 764837

Items
No. Item

36.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 5 November 2013.  (Copy enclosed.) 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 5 November 2013 were signed by the Leader as a correct record.

37.

Declarations of Interest

(Members are no longer required to declare personal of prejudicial interests but are to declare any new Disclosable Pecuniary Interests that are not currently included in their Register of Interests.

 

Members are reminded that under the Code of Conduct they are not to participate in the whole of an agenda item to which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.  In the interests of transparency, members may also wish to declare any other interests that they have, in relation to an agenda item, that supports the Nolan principles detailed within the Code of Conduct.)   

 

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

38.

Questions raised by the public under Cabinet Procedure Rule 2.4

Minutes:

No questions were raised under Cabinet Procedure Rule 2.4.

39.

matters subject to call-in

Minutes:

There were no matters subject to call-in.

40.

matters arising from the Policy Development and Performance Monitoring Panels

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the Policy Development and Performance

Monitoring Panels.

41.

Indicative Funding Allocation: Individual Electoral Registration pdf icon PDF 30 KB

To agree the acceptance of the Indicative Funding Allocation of £21,569 from the Cabinet Office in relation to Individual Electoral Registration.  (Joint report of the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Strategic Finance and Democratic Services and the Assistant Director Democratic Services enclosed.)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the joint report of the Deputy Leader / Portfolio Holder for Strategic Finance and Democratic Services and the Assistant Director Democratic Services which sought agreement of the Indicative Funding Allocation of £21,569 from the Cabinet Office in relation to Individual Electoral Registration.

 

RECOMMENDED TO FULL COUNCIL:

 

a)      That the Indicative Funding Allocation of £21,569 from the Cabinet Office in relation to Individual Electoral Registration be accepted; and

 

b)      That any further funding allocation that becomes available in relation to Individual Electoral Registration from the Cabinet Office be accepted.

 

(Other options considered:

·      Not to accept the funding.

Reasons for decision:

·      The introduction of IER was a Government initiative and would be set out in law. 

·      The funding allocation would support the Council in fulfilling its obligations under that initiative.)

42.

General Fund Draft Estimates and Financial Medium Term Plan pdf icon PDF 30 KB

To consider the General Fund draft revenue and capital estimates and the draft Financial Medium Term Plan.  (Joint report of the Deputy Leader / Portfolio Holder for Strategic Finance and Democratic Services and the Assistant Director Finance (S151) enclosed.)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the joint report of the Deputy Leader / Portfolio Holder for Strategic Finance and Democratic Services and the Assistant Director Finance (S151) which sought approval of the General Fund draft revenue and capital estimates and the draft Financial Medium Term Plan to be released for consultation.

 

Councillor P S Przyszlak explained that the business rate growth had been withdrawn, as it needed to be further looked at, and therefore would be no risk to the authority.

 

RECOMMENDED TO FULL COUNCIL:

 

a)      That the draft General Fund capital and revenue estimates along with the draft financial medium term plan be approved and released for consultation.

 

(Other options considered:

·      To note the report and make changes as necessary.

Reasons for decision:

·      To comply with the budgetary and policy framework.)

43.

Financial Performance Quarter 2 2013-14 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

To provide information on the forecast full year financial position of the Council as at 30 September 2013.  (Joint report of the Deputy Leader / Portfolio Holder for Strategic Finance and Democratic Services and the Assistant Director Finance (S151) enclosed.)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the joint report of the Deputy Leader / Portfolio Holder for Strategic Finance and Democratic Services and the Assistant Director Finance (S151) which provided information on the forecast full year financial position of the Council as at 30 September 2013.

 

DECISION:

 

a)      That the report and recommendations within Appendix A be noted.

 

RECOMMENDED TO FULL COUNCIL:

 

a)      That the virement for the budget challenge for £127,000, which had no net effect on the budget, Section 1- Revenue be approved;

 

b)      That the contributions to and from reserves as shown within Appendix A, Section 1- Revenue be approved;

 

c)      That the Private Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) budget be increased by £75,710 and the Public DFG budget be increased by £110,660, in order to correctly reflect the commitments from 2012-13 that were not previously recognised in the budget rollovers from 2012-13; and

 

d)      That authority be given to use the Regional Housing fund reserve, up to a maximum value of £125,000, to support and fund the Private DFG budget, and that the budget be increased when required by demand.

 

(Other options considered:

·      To note the report and make changes as necessary.

Reasons for decision:

·      To provide timely information on the overall finances of the Council and to make the best use of resources available.)