Agenda and minutes

Full Council - Thursday, 27th February, 2020 10.00 am app available
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Venue: Council Chamber, Barnsley Town Hall

Contact: William Ward  Council Governance Officer


No. Item


Declarations of Interests

To receive any declarations of interest of a pecuniary or non-pecuniary nature from Members in respect of the items on this agenda.

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Suspension of Standing Orders

To consider suspending Standing Order No 13(5) in respect of the consideration of the Budget insofar as it relates to restrictions on Members speaking more than once.

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The Council's Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020/21 - 2022/23 (Cab.5.2.2020/6) pdf icon PDF 5 MB

(A)       2020/21 BUDGET PROPOSALS




(i)        that the report of the Service Director Finance (S151 Officer), under Section 25 of the Local Government Act 2003 at Section 1 be noted, that the 2020/21 budget proposals be agreed and that the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team (SMT), in consultation with Cabinet Spokespersons, submit, for early consideration, detailed plans that ensure the Council’s ongoing financial sustainability for 2021/22 andbeyond;


(ii)       that the revised Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and Forecast for 2020/21 to 2022/23 contained at Section 2a (supported by the suite of background papers in Sections 2b – 2g) be noted and monitored as part of the arrangements for the delivery of theMTFS;


(iii)      that the proposed efficiency savings in 2020/21 at Section 4a be approved for implementation and that the 2021/22 efficiency savings proposals at Section 4b be noted subject to further consideration in future budget processes taking account of any further Equality ImpactAssessments;


(iv)      that the cash limited budgets for each service with overall net expenditure for 2020/21 of£172.577M be approved;


(v)       that total additional one-off investments (capital and revenue) of £19.4M, including 2019/20 investments, as outlined at Section 5 be approved subject to further detailed reports on the proposals for itsuse;


(vi)      that provision be made to reflect a market supplement in the Council’s care contracts to help address the pay and condition issues in the local caremarket;


(vii)     that the 2020/21 – 2022/23 budget proposals presented at Sections 6a – 6c be approved subject to Cabinet receiving detailed implementation reports whereappropriate;


(viii)    that the changes to the schools funding formula including the transfer of funding from the schools block to the high needs block and the proposed 2020/21 schools block budget as set out at Section 6d be approved;


(ix)      that the new General Fund capital investment of £10.4M (Section7 Appendix A) and specifically funded schemes of £13.5M (Section 7 Table 7) be included within the capital programme and released subject to further detailed reports on the proposals for theiruse;


(x)       that the Aggregated Equality Impact Assessment (Section 9) of the proposals be noted and the proposed mitigation actions in the report beapproved;


(xi)      that the Chief Executive and SMT, in consultation with Cabinet Spokespersons, be required to submit reports into Cabinet, as a matter of urgency, in relation to the detailed General Fund Revenue Budget for 2020/21 on any further action required to achieve an appropriately balanced budget in addition to those proposals set outabove;


(xii)     that the Chief Executive and SMT be responsible for managing their respective budgets including ensuring the implementation of savingsproposals;


(xiii)    that the Authority's SMT be charged with ensuring that the budget remains in balance and report regularly into Cabinet on budget/savings monitoring  including any action required;


(xiv)    that Cabinet and the Section 151 Officer be authorised to make any necessary technical adjustments to form the 2020/21budget; and  ...  view the full agenda text for item 216.

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Proposed options to replace the existing Council Tax Support Scheme for Working Age Claimants (Cab.5.2.2020/7) pdf icon PDF 358 KB

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL: that the proposed new Local Council Tax Support Scheme, attached at Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

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