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Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 15th June 2020, attached.

4.

Public Question Time

To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14. Deadline for notification is no later than 1.00pm on 2nd July 2020.

5.

Member Question Time

To receive any questions of which members of the council have given due notice, the deadline for notification for this meeting is 5.00pm on Wednesday 1 July 2020.

6.

Scrutiny Items

7.

Financial Outturn 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Lead Member – Councillor David Minnery - Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate Support

 

Report of Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance (Section 151 Officer) to follow.

 

Contact:  James Walton, 01743 258915

Decision:

RESOLVED:

i)     that that the outturn for the revenue budget for 2019/20 is a controllable overspend of £1.692m be noted.  This represents 0.3% of the original gross budget of £568.489m.

 

ii)    that had £0.460m of the Council’s General Fund not been applied in response to the Storm Dennis emergency event, and had £0.387m Coronavirus funding not been applied to revenue at year end, the controllable outturn position would have been an overspend of £2.539m be noted.

 

iii)   that the level of the General Fund balance after adjusting for the outturn overspend and insurance position stands at £13.510m, which is significantly below the recommended level be noted. 

 

iv)   that the outturn for the Housing Revenue Account for 2019/20 is an underspend of £4.106m and the level of the Housing Revenue Account reserve stands at £10.140m (2018/19 £9.813m) be noted.

 

v)    the increase in the level of Earmarked Reserves and Provisions (excluding delegated school balances) of £1.931 in 2019/20 and the reasons for this be noted.

 

vi)   that the level of school balances stand at £1.891m (2018/19 £4.178m) be noted.

 

vii)  That the net budget variations of £9.710m to the 2019/20 capital programme, detailed in Appendix 5 / Table 11 and the re-profiled 2019/20 capital budget of £70.982m be approved.

 

viii)That the re-profiled capital budgets of £127.309m for 2020/21, including slippage of £11.773m from 2019/20, £89.835m for 2021/22 and £103.110m for 2022/23 as detailed in Appendix 5 / Table 15 be approved.

 

ix)   that the outturn expenditure set out in Appendix 5 of £59.209m, representing 83% of the revised capital budget for 2019/20 be approved.

 

x)      That retaining a balance of capital receipts set aside of £19.619m as at 31st March 2020 to generate a one-off Minimum Revenue Provision saving of £0.693m in 2020/21.2m be approved. 

8.

Treasury Management Update Quarter 4 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 553 KB

Lead Member – Councillor David Minnery – Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate Support.

 

Report of the Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance [Section 151 Officer] to follow.

 

Contact:  James Walton, 01743258915

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: that the position as set out in the report be approved.

9.

Financial Strategy 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Lead Member – Councillor Peter Nutting – Leader and Portfolio Holder for Strategy

 

Report of Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance [Section 151 Officer] to follow.

 

Contact: James Walton, 01743 258915

Decision:

RESOLVED:

i)    that the revised financial projections for the Council leading to a forecast funding gap of £18.5m in the 2020/21 Financial Year, and the options identified to resolve this be noted.

ii)   That the revised financial projections for the 2021/22 Financial Year leading to a forecast funding gap of £33.3m in that year be noted.

iii) that with additional government intervention to support the shortfall in Covid-19 costs in 2020/21, confirmation of one-off grants for 2021/22, delivery of existing savings targets in both financial years and utilisation of the Financial Strategy Reserve, a balanced budget over the two financial years can still be achieved, be noted.

10.

Shropshire Council Equality Objectives Action Plan 2020 to 2024 pdf icon PDF 582 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Gwilym Butler – Portfolio for Communities, Place Planning and Regulatory Services.

 

Report of the Director Workforce and Development attached.

 

Contact:  Michele Leith, 01743 254402

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

       i.       That the publication of Shropshire Council’s Equality Objectives Action Plan for 2020 to 2024, in order to meet legal requirements for compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty placed upon the Council through the Equality Act 2010 be approved. (Appendix A)

 

ii)    That the progress made in this policy arena over the last four years, and the necessary and optimum linkages to be made between this document and associated corporate and partnership documentation, as part of good practice approaches towards meeting the needs of the diverse communities served by the Council and partners be noted.  (Appendix B)

 

iii)   That to receive a progress report on equality developments at local and national level at a timely future date, at which point further recommendations may be tabled, specifically with regard to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic upon groupings and communities in Shropshire be approved.

11.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To resolve that, in accordance with the provision of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and Paragraph 10.4(3) of the Council’s Access to Information Rule, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items.

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That in accordance with the provision of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and Paragraph 10.4(3) of the Council’s Access to Information Rule, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items be approved.

 

12.

Options for Temporary Accommodation

Lead Member – Councillor Robert Macy – Portfolio Holder for Housing and Strategic Planning.

 

Exempt report of Director of Adult Services and Housing and Public Health to follow.

 

Contact:  Andy Begley, 01743 258981

13.

Proposed Highways and Environment Term Maintenance Contract Year 1 Settlement and Contract Amendment

Lead Member – Councillor Steve Davenport – Portfolio Holder for Highway and Transport.

 

Exempt report of Director of Place to follow.

 

Contact: Mark Barrow, 01743 258916

Decision:

RESOLVED:

That the two recommendations detailed in the report be approved.

 

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