Agenda item

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2023-26 (Cab.8.2.2023/6)

1.    2023/24 Budget Proposals

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:-

 

a)     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 2023/24 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 in 23/24 and beyond.

 

b)     that the revised Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and Budget Forecast for 23/24 to 25/26 contained in the budget pack attached at Section 2 (supported by the suite of background papers in Sections 2a – 2d) be noted and that these are monitored as part of the arrangements for the delivery of the MTFS. 

 

c)      that provision of £35.4M to cover anticipated demographic and other cost pressures in 23/24: 

·      Pay (£9.0M), 

·      Energy (£5.3M), 

·      Children’s Social Care including the development plan costs (£7.0M), 

·      Adult Social Care including hospital discharges (£6.5M), 

·      Homes to School Transport (£1.2M),  

·      Waste Services (£0.9M),  

·      Inflation on major contracts e.g., PFI (£3.1M),  

·      Funding borrowing costs (£0.6M), 

·      Investment in legal resource (£0.5M),   

·      Investment in car parking (£0.5M), 

·      Youth zone running costs (£0.8M). 

 be approved for inclusion in the budget as identified at Section 2.   

 

d)     that the budgetary provisions previously set aside in the 22/23 budget for demography, demand and energy costs totalling £9.2M be approved to be released to mitigate the above pressures.    

 

e)     that the specific Adult Social Care grant of £2.1M received in the 2022 Local Government Finance Settlement be used to contribute to the funding of inflationary pressures in the care sector. 

 

f)       that the increase in the Better Care Fund of £1.9M received in the 2022 Local Government Finance Settlement be used to fund the cost of hospital discharges.  

 

g)     that £7.5M of additional general social care funding received in the 2022 Local Government Finance Settlement be set aside pending further assessment of the emerging financial risks relating to Childrens and Adults Social Care 

 

h)     that reserves totalling £5.5M be used to further mitigate the pressures above, strictly on the basis of this being a temporary bridging strategy to permanently aligning ongoing spend and income over the MTFS planning period.

 

i)       that the proposed efficiency savings in 23/24 highlighted in Section 2 and detailed at Section 4a – 4e be approved for implementation and that Members also note the development of a transformation programe to help deliver balanced budget positions over the medium term (24/25 – 25/26). 

 

j)       that the Council’s reserves strategy and updated reserves position at Section 2b be noted. 

 

k)      that the proposed changes to the 23/24 fees and charges policy and accompanying schedule of charges set out at Section 2d be approved. 

 

l)       to submit to Council for approval the cash limited budgets for each Service with overall net expenditure for 23/24 of £230.4M as highlighted in Section 5a. 

 

m)    to consider the budgets for all services and approve, for submission into Council, the 23/24 – 25/26 budget proposals presented at Sections 5a – 5c, subject to Cabinet receiving detailed implementation reports where appropriate. 

 

n)     to consider and approve the changes to the schools funding formula including the transfer of funding from the schools’ block to the high needs block and approve the proposed 23/24 schools block budget as set out at Section 5d. 

 

o)     that the capital investment schemes totalling £12.4M (Section 6 Appendix 1), be included within the capital programme and released subject to receiving further detailed business cases where appropriate. 

 

p)     that £2M is provisionally set aside for additional investment in repairing the borough’s highways (principal roads / side streets) and released subject to receiving a further detailed report on plans for its use.  

 

q)     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 23/24 on any further action required to achieve an appropriately balanced budget in addition to those proposals set out above. 

 

r)      that the Chief Executive and SMT be responsible for managing their respective budgets including ensuring the implementation of all approved saving proposals.

 

s)      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. 

 

t)       that Cabinet and the Section 151 Officer be authorised to make any necessary technical adjustments to form the 23/24 budget.

 

u)     that appropriate consultation on the budget proposals takes place with the Trade Unions and representatives of Non-Domestic Ratepayers and that the views of consultees be considered by Cabinet and the Council. 

 

 

2.      Council Tax 2023/24

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:-

 

That Council note the contents of Section 2a (23/24 Council Tax options) and approves that:

 

a)     the Council Tax Collection Fund net surplus as at 31st March 2022 relating to BMBC of £3.6M be used to reduce the 23/24 Council Tax requirement, in line with statute.

 

b)     the 23/24 Band D Council Tax increase for Barnsley MBC services be set at 3.9% (1.9% for Core Council Services and an additional 2.0% for the Adult Social Care precept).

 

c)      the Band D Council Tax for Barnsley MBC’s areas be determined following confirmation of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and South Yorkshire Fire Authority precepts for 23/24.

 

d)     the Band D Council Tax for areas of the Borough with Parish / Town Councils be determined following confirmation of individual parish precepts for 23/24.

 

e)     additional one off cost of living support be provided to all eligible working age local council tax support claimants in Band 1 of the scheme, equivalent to an amount that reduces those claimant’s council tax bills to zero for the 23/24 financial year.

 

f)       additional one off cost of living support be provided to all eligible working age local council tax support claimants in Bands 2,3 & 4 of the scheme, equivalent to mitigating the full impact of the proposed 3.9% increase for 23/24 plus an additional £50 discount to further reduce the bills for all those eligible claimaints.

 

g)     additional one off cost of living support equivalent to the 3.9% increase be provided to all eligible pensioners in receipt of council tax support, for the 23/24 financial year.

 

       Note: with regard to recommendations (c) and (d) of item 2 above, the precepts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the South Yorkshire Police area, the South Yorkshire Fire Authority, and for Parish/Town councils will be circulated as soon as they are received.

 

 

3.    Treasury Management Strategy & Policy Statement 2023/24

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:-

 

That Council approve the 23/24 Treasury Management Strategy and Policy Statement (included in the main papers at Section 2c) and specifically:

 

a)     approve the 23/24 Treasury Management Policy Statement (Section 2c Appendix A).

b)     approve the 23/24 Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) Statement (Section 2c Appendix B).

c)      approve the 23/24 Borrowing Strategy at Section 2c including the full suite of Prudential and Treasury Indicators (Section 2c Appendix C).

d)     approve the 23/24 Annual Investment Strategy at Section 2c.

 

Minutes:

The 2023/24 Budget Proposals, and Council Tax Recommendations 2023/24 were moved by Councillor Franklin – Seconded by Councillor Bowser.

 

The following amendment was received in accordance with Standing Order No 8 was moved by Councillor Kitching – Seconded by Councillor Denton:

 

The Liberal Democrat group acknowledges with thanks the hard work of the finance team in again bringing forward a balanced budget, despite the ongoing challenges to funding imposed on local authorities by the government, and by global challenges including the current energy crisis.

 

As in previous years we recognise that this is a financially well managed council and that prudent decisions made by the finance team continue to allow the Council to remain in good financial shape.

 

Our amendment therefore does not seek to undermine the budget as a whole, but to bring an exciting and innovative solution to a key area of concern that we – and the communities we serve - believe requires more investment and prioritisation going forward.

 

We seek to tackle the borough’s crumbling roads by improving the capacity, capability and quality of the pothole repairs programme.

 

We note:

 

      i.        The current high reporting rate of potholes across the borough’s roads is generating a great deal of work for the Highways team.

 

    ii.        These traditional repair methods often leads to a need for frequent re-repairs, which is costly and inefficient as the temporary repair often washes out quickly, leaving the road in a worse state than before with additional loose debris.

 

   iii.        The borough’s roads need an extensive re-surfacing programme but this is not possible within the current financial envelope and cost of borrowing.

 

   iv.        This leaves the council chasing its tail repeatedly trying to patch crumbling roads and falling behind schedule, as well incurring additional costs in insurance claims. 

 

We further note:

 

    v.        The recent innovation by Stoke on Trent City Council, who invested in a JCB Pothole pro at a cost of approximately £165-185k.

 

   vi.        That this has allowed Stoke on Trent City Council, which in 2021 had the longest pothole repair times in the country – to permanently repair 3 years of potholes in just 4 months.

 

We therefore propose:

 

a.    That the council use some of this year’s £2m Highways spend to purchase a JCB Pothole Pro machine or equivalent appropriate machine.

 

b.    The cost of additional materials needed for the significant increase in the number of potholes being repaired can be met from the efficiency savings this method brings as well as from existing highways budgets.

 

c.    That budget document recommendation p) is amended to include the phrase “but will prioritise purchase of, training on and maintenance of a JCB Pothole Pro or equivalent”.

 

d.    That the Council’s communications team run an online contest to name the Pothole Pro, similar to the recent popular gritting machine naming contest.

 

After a lengthy and full and frank discussion the Amendment was put to the vote and was lost.

 

In favour of the amendment, present at the time of voting

Councillors Crisp, Denton, P Fielding, W Fielding, Greenhough, Hunt, Kitching, Lodge, Lowe-Flello and Wray.

 

Against the amendment, present at the time of voting

Councillors Bellamy, Bowler, Bowser, Cain, T Cave, Cherryholme, Clarke, Coates, Danforth, K Dyson, Eastwood, Ennis OBE, Franklin, Frost, Green, Hayward, Higginbottom, Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Howard, Lamb, Leech, Makinson, Markham, McCarthy, Mitchell, Moyes, Osborne, Peace, Platts, Richardson, Shepherd, Shirt, Smith, Stowe, Tattersall, Webster and Williams

 

Abstentions

Councillors Barnard and Wilson

 

 

The original motion was then put as the substantive motion and

 

1.            2023/24 Budget Proposals

 

RESOLVED:-

 

That the contents of the updated Medium Term Financial Strategy 2023-2026 be noted and:-

 

a)    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 2023/24 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 in 23/24 and beyond.

 

b)    that the revised Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and Budget Forecast for 23/24 to 25/26 contained in the budget pack attached at Section 2 (supported by the suite of background papers in Sections 2a – 2d) be noted and that these are monitored as part of the arrangements for the delivery of the MTFS. 

 

c)     that provision of £35.4M to cover anticipated demographic and other cost pressures in 23/24: 

·      Pay (£9.0M), 

·      Energy (£5.3M), 

·      Children’s Social Care including the development plan costs (£7.0M), 

·      Adult Social Care including hospital discharges (£6.5M), 

·      Homes to School Transport (£1.2M),  

·      Waste Services (£0.9M),  

·      Inflation on major contracts e.g., PFI (£3.1M),  

·      Funding borrowing costs (£0.6M), 

·      Investment in legal resource (£0.5M),   

·      Investment in car parking (£0.5M), 

·      Youth zone running costs (£0.8M). 

 be approved for inclusion in the budget as identified atSection 2.   

 

d)    that the budgetary provisions previously set aside in the 22/23 budget for demography, demand and energy costs totalling£9.2M be approved to be released to mitigate the above pressures.    

 

e)    that the specific Adult Social Care grant of £2.1M received in the 2022 Local Government Finance Settlement be used to contribute to the funding of inflationary pressures in the care sector. 

 

f)      that the increase in the Better Care Fund of £1.9M received in the 2022 Local Government Finance Settlement be used to fund the cost of hospital discharges.  

 

g)    that £7.5M of additional general social care funding received in the 2022 Local Government Finance Settlement be set aside pending further assessment of the emerging financial risks relating to Childrens and Adults Social Care 

 

h)    that reserves totalling£5.5M be used to further mitigate the pressures above, strictly on the basis of this being a temporary bridging strategy to permanently aligning ongoing spend and income over the MTFS planning period.

 

i)      that the proposed efficiency savings in 23/24 highlighted in Section 2 and detailed at Section 4a – 4e be approved for implementation and that Members also note the development of a transformation programme to help deliver balanced budget positions over the medium term (24/25 – 25/26). 

 

j)      that the Council’s reserves strategy and updated reserves position at Section 2b be noted. 

 

k)    that the proposed changes to the 23/24 fees and charges policy and accompanying schedule of charges set out at Section 2d be approved. 

 

l)      that the cash limited budgets for each Service with overall net expenditure for 23/24 of £230.4M as highlighted in Section 5a be approved. 

 

m)   that the 23/24 – 25/26 budget proposals presented at Sections 5a – 5c, be approved, subject to Cabinet receiving detailed implementation reports where appropriate. 

 

n)    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 23/24 schools block budget as set out at Section 5d be approved. 

 

o)    that the capital investment schemes totalling £12.4M (Section 6 Appendix 1), be included within the capital programme and released subject to receiving further detailed business cases where appropriate. 

 

p)    that £2M is provisionally set aside for additional investment in repairing the borough’s highways (principal roads / side streets) and released subject to receiving a further detailed report on plans for its use.  

 

q)   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 23/24 on any further action required to achieve an appropriately balanced budget in addition to those proposals set out above. 

 

r)     that the Chief Executive and SMT be responsible for managing their respective budgets including ensuring the implementation of all approved saving proposals.

 

s)    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. 

 

t)     that Cabinet and the Section 151 Officer be authorised to make any necessary technical adjustments to form the 23/24 budget.

 

u)    that appropriate consultation on the budget proposals takes place with the Trade Unions and representatives of Non-Domestic Ratepayers and that the views of consultees be considered by Cabinet and the Council. 

 

2.            Council Tax 2023/24

 

RESOLVED that Council note the contents of Section 2a (23/24 Council Tax options) and approves that:-

 

(i)             in respectof theCouncil Tax2023/24 calculations:

 

(a)     that theCouncil TaxCollection Fund surplus relating to Barnsley M.B.C. of £3.572M be used to reduce the Council Tax Requirement for 2023/24;

 

(b)    that the Band D Council Tax for Barnsley M.B.C.’s services be set at £1,705.57 whichincludes thecumulative specialprecept earmarkedspecifically forAdult Social Care of £222.81; and

 

(c)     that theBand DCouncil Taxfor BarnsleyM.B.C.’s areabe set at£2,026.19 including the Police and Fire precepts* as set out in (ii)(c).

 

(ii)           that, inrespect ofthe CouncilTax 2023/24declaration:

 

(a)     that it be noted that at its meeting of its Cabinet on the 11thJanuary 2023 the Council made the following calculations for the year 2023/24 in accordance with Regulationsmade underSection 31(B)of theLocal GovernmentFinance Act1992 as amended (the “Act”):-

 

(1)         in accordance with Section 31B (3) of the Local Government Act 1992, as amended,the numberof adjustedBand Dequivalent propertiescalculated bythe Council as its Council Tax base for the year shall be 66,446.80 (Item T in the formula in Section 31B (1) of the Act);

 

(2)          that the number of adjusted Band D equivalent properties calculated by the Council,as theamounts ofits CouncilTax basefor theyear fordwellings inthose parts of its area to which one or more special items relate shall be as follows:-

 

TABLE 1

Column

A

B

C

D = C /B

 

ParishArea

Band D equivalent chargeable properties

95% of BandD equivalent chargeable properties

Precept Issued (afterCouncil Tax Support Grant)(£)

Band D Equivalent Charge

(£)

Billingley

96.200

91.390

1,518.00

16.61

Cawthorne

605.900

575.605

24,320.00

42.25

Dunford

256.800

243.960

8,536.16

34.99

Great Houghton

654.400

621.680

27,669.00

44.51

Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth

308.600

293.170

6,500.00

22.17

High Hoyland

68.900

65.455

-

-

Hunshelf

167.700

159.315

4,958.04

31.12

Langsett

106.400

101.080

3,964.38

39.22

Little Houghton

176.700

167.865

4,013.77

23.91

Oxspring

473.300

449.635

21,190.00

47.13

Penistone

4,471.100

4,247.545

196,789.00

46.33

Shafton

929.700

883.215

38,509.41

43.60

Silkstone

1,218.100

1,157.195

76,800.00

66.37

Stainborough

160.500

152.475

5,093.03

33.40

Tankersley

740.100

703.095

21,705.00

30.87

Thurgoland

799.100

759.145

12,600.00

16.60

Wortley

311.000

295.450

8,196.00

27.74

Barnsley andOther Non-ParishAreas

58,399.500

55,479.525

 

 

Total

69,944.000

66,446.800

462,361.79

 

 

(b)  that thefollowing amountsbe nowcalculated by theCouncil forthe year 2023/24 in accordance with Sections 31-36 of the “the Act”:-

 

(1) £230,884,361.79 being the net aggregate amount the Council estimates for items set out in Section 31A (2) and 31A (3) of the Act taking into account all Precepts issued to it by Parish Councils;

 

(2)  £113,520,000 beingthe aggregateof thesums whichthe Councilestimates willbe payable for the year into its General Fund in respect of the Business Rate Retention Scheme and other specific grants;

 

(3)  £3,572,000 beingthe amountwhich theCouncil estimateswill be transferredin the yearfrom itsCollection Fundto itsGeneral Fundin accordancewith Section97 (3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Council Tax Surplus);

 

(4)  £113,792,061.79 beingthe amount bywhich the amount at (ii)(b) (1) above exceeds theaggregate ofamounts at(ii)(b) (2)and (ii)(b)(3) above,calculated bythe Council in accordance with Section 31A(4) of the Act as its Council Tax requirement for the year (Item R in the formula in Section 31B (1) of the Act);

 

(5)  £1,712.53 calculatedby the Council as being the amountat (ii)(b) (4) above (Item R in the formula in Section 31B (3); all divided by the Council Tax base as highlightedin (ii)(a) (1)above (ItemT inthe formulain Section31B (1)of theAct);

 

(6)  £462,361.79 beingthe aggregateamount ofall specialamounts (ParishPrecepts) referred to in Section 31A (2) of the Act; as per column C in the table in (ii)(a) (2) above;

 

(7)  £1,705.57 calculated by the Council as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the yearfor dwellingsin thoseparts ofits areato whichno specialitems relatebeing the amount at (ii)(b) (5) above less the result given by dividing the amount at (ii)(b) (6) above divided bythe amount at (ii)(a) (1) (Item T in theformula in Section 31B(1) of the Act) above in accordance with Section 34 (2) of the Act.

 

(8)  the followingamounts calculatedby theCouncil asthe basicamounts ofits Council Taxfor theyear fordwellings inthose partsof itsarea towhich oneor morespecial items relate:-

 

 

TABLE 2

Section34(3) Calculation:

 

Part of theCouncil's Area

 

 

 

Parishof :-

£

 

 

Billingley

1,722.18

Cawthorne

1,747.82

Dunford

1,740.56

Great Houghton

1,750.08

Gunthwaite & Ingbirchworth

1,727.74

High Hoyland

1,705.57

Hunshelf

1,736.69

Langsett

1,744.79

Little Houghton

1,729.48

Oxspring

1,752.70

Penistone

1,751.90

Shafton

1,749.17

Silkstone

1,771.94

Stainborough

1,738.97

Tankersley

1,736.44

Thurgoland

1,722.17

Wortley

1,733.31

This table representsthe CouncilTax forBarnsley MBC plus Local Parishes for Band D only

 

being the amounts given by adding to the amount at (ii)(b) (7) above the amount of the special items in (ii)(a) (2) Col D in accordance with Section 34 (3) of the Act;

(9)  the amountscalculated by theCouncil asthe amountsto betaken intoaccount forthe year in respect of categories of dwellings listed in different valuation bands are shown below.

 

TABLE 3

section36(1) Calculation:

Partof theCouncil's Area

 

 

Parishof :-

A-

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Billingley

956.77

1,148.12

1,339.48

1,530.82

1,722.18

2,104.89

2,487.59

2,870.30

3,444.36

Cawthorne

971.01

1,165.22

1,359.42

1,553.62

1,747.82

2,136.23

2,524.63

2,913.04

3,495.64

Dunford

966.98

1,160.38

1,353.77

1,547.16

1,740.56

2,127.36

2,514.14

2,900.94

3,481.12

GreatHoughton

972.27

1,166.72

1,361.18

1,555.62

1,750.08

2,138.99

2,527.89

2,916.80

3,500.16

Gunthwaite& Ingbirchworth

959.86

1,151.83

1,343.80

1,535.77

1,727.74

2,111.69

2,495.62

2,879.57

3,455.48

High Hoyland

947.54

1,137.05

1,326.56

1,516.06

1,705.57

2,084.59

2,463.60

2,842.62

3,411.14

Hunshelf

964.83

1,157.80

1,350.76

1,543.72

1,736.69

2,122.63

2,508.55

2,894.49

3,473.38

Langsett

969.33

1,163.20

1,357.06

1,550.92

1,744.79

2,132.53

2,520.25

2,907.99

3,489.58

LittleHoughton

960.82

1,152.99

1,345.16

1,537.31

1,729.48

2,113.81

2,498.14

2,882.47

3,458.96

Oxspring

973.72

1,168.47

1,363.22

1,557.95

1,752.70

2,142.19

2,531.68

2,921.17

3,505.40

Penistone

973.28

1,167.94

1,362.59

1,557.24

1,751.90

2,141.22

2,530.52

2,919.84

3,503.80

Shafton

971.76

1,166.12

1,360.47

1,554.82

1,749.17

2,137.88

2,526.58

2,915.29

3,498.34

Silkstone

984.41

1,181.30

1,378.18

1,575.06

1,771.94

2,165.71

2,559.47

2,953.24

3,543.88

Stainborough

966.10

1,159.32

1,352.54

1,545.75

1,738.97

2,125.41

2,511.84

2,898.29

3,477.94

Tankersley

964.69

1,157.63

1,350.57

1,543.50

1,736.44

2,122.32

2,508.19

2,894.07

3,472.88

Thurgoland

956.76

1,148.12

1,339.47

1,530.82

1,722.17

2,104.88

2,487.58

2,870.29

3,444.34

Wortley

962.95

1,155.54

1,348.14

1,540.72

1,733.31

2,118.49

2,503.67

2,888.85

3,466.62

Barnsley andOther Non-

Parish Areas

947.54

1,137.05

1,326.56

1,516.06

1,705.57

2,084.59

2,463.60

2,842.62

3,411.14

This table shows thetotal CouncilTax forBarnsley MBCand localparishes (excludingPolice andFire Precepts).

The charge forindividual valuationbands iscalculated asa proportionof aBand Dproperty, asper Section5 ofthe Local Government Finance Act 1992.

being the amounts given by multiplying the amount at (ii)(b) (8) above by the number which, in the proportion set out in Section 5 of the Act, is applicable to dwellings listedin a particular valuation band divided by the numberwhich in that proportion isapplicable todwellings listedin valuationBand Din accordancewith Section 36 (1) of the Act;

 

(c)   that it be noted that for the year 2023/24 the under-mentioned precepting Authorities have stated the following draft amounts in precepts issued to the Council in accordancewith Section42A ofthe LocalGovernment FinanceAct 1992,for eachof the categories of dwellings shown below:-

 

 

Total Precept

TABLE 4

Valuation Bands

A-

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Precepting Authority:

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

South YorkshireFire Authority*

5,487,177

45.88

55.05

64.23

73.40

82.58

100.93

119.28

137.63

165.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South YorkshirePolice Authority*

15,816,996

132.24

158.69

185.14

211.59

238.04

290.94

343.84

396.73

476.08

* subjectto confirmation

 

(d)  that having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at (ii)(b) (9) and (ii)(c)above, theCouncil in accordance withSection 30 (2)of theLocal Government FinanceAct 1992,hereby setsthe amountsshown belowas theamounts of Council Tax for the year 2023/24 for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:-

 

Section30(2) Calculation:                                                                                           TABLE 5

Partof theCouncil's Area                                                                                      ValuationBands

Parishof :-

A-

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Billingley

1,134.90

1,361.87

1,588.85

1,815.81

2,042.80

2,496.76

2,950.70

3,404.66

4,085.60

Cawthorne

1,149.14

1,378.97

1,608.79

1,838.61

2,068.44

2,528.10

2,987.74

3,447.40

4,136.88

Dunford

1,145.11

1,374.13

1,603.14

1,832.15

2,061.18

2,519.23

2,977.25

3,435.30

4,122.36

Great Houghton

1,150.40

1,380.47

1,610.55

1,840.61

2,070.70

2,530.86

2,991.00

3,451.16

4,141.40

Gunthwaite & Ingbirchworth

1,137.99

1,365.58

1,593.17

1,820.76

2,048.36

2,503.56

2,958.73

3,413.93

4,096.72

High Hoyland

1,125.66

1,350.79

1,575.93

1,801.05

2,026.19

2,476.46

2,926.72

3,376.98

4,052.38

Hunshelf

1,142.96

1,371.55

1,600.13

1,828.71

2,057.31

2,514.50

2,971.66

3,428.85

4,114.62

Langsett

1,147.46

1,376.95

1,606.43

1,835.91

2,065.41

2,524.40

2,983.36

3,442.35

4,130.82

Little Houghton

1,138.95

1,366.74

1,594.53

1,822.30

2,050.10

2,505.68

2,961.25

3,416.83

4,100.20

Oxspring

1,151.85

1,382.22

1,612.59

1,842.94

2,073.32

2,534.06

2,994.79

3,455.53

4,146.64

Penistone

1,151.41

1,381.69

1,611.96

1,842.23

2,072.52

2,533.09

2,993.63

3,454.20

4,145.04

Shafton

1,149.89

1,379.87

1,609.84

1,839.81

2,069.79

2,529.75

2,989.69

3,449.65

4,139.58

Silkstone

1,162.54

1,395.05

1,627.55

1,860.05

2,092.56

2,557.58

3,022.58

3,487.60

4,185.12

Stainborough

1,144.23

1,373.07

1,601.91

1,830.74

2,059.59

2,517.28

2,974.95

3,432.65

4,119.18

Tankersley

1,142.82

1,371.38

1,599.94

1,828.49

2,057.06

2,514.19

2,971.30

3,428.43

4,114.12

Thurgoland

1,134.89

1,361.87

1,588.84

1,815.81

2,042.79

2,496.75

2,950.69

3,404.65

4,085.58

Wortley

1,141.08

1,369.29

1,597.51

1,825.71

2,053.93

2,510.36

2,966.78

3,423.21

4,107.86

Barnsley andOther Non-Parish

Areas

1,125.66

1,350.79

1,575.93

1,801.05

2,026.19

2,476.46

2,926.72

3,376.98

4,052.38

This table showsthe totalCouncil Taxfor BarnsleyMBC, localparishes andthe Police& Fire Precepts

The table isthe sumof thetotal CouncilTax forBarnsley MBCand localparishes (Table3) andthe preceptamounts forthe

Policeand FireAuthorities respectively(Table 4).

 

 

(e)   that the Director of Finance (S151 Officer) be authorised to serve notices, enter into agreements, give receipts, make adjustments, initiate proceedings and take any action available to the Council to collect or enforce the collection of non-domestic rates andthe CouncilTax fromthose personsliable inaccordance withthe Council’s agreed policy; and

 

(f)    that the Director of Finance (S151 Officer) determines in accordance with the principles determined by the Secretary of State and set out in the Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases (Principles) (England) Report 2023/24, that Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council’s relevant basic amount of Council Tax for theyear 2023/24as definedby Section41 ofthe Local Auditand AccountabilityAct 2014 is not excessive.

 

(g)  that theDirector ofLegal andGovernance beauthorised topublish theCouncil Tax Notice in accordance with the provisions of Section 38 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

 

iii)   additional one off cost of living support be provided to all eligible working age local council tax support claimants in Band 1 of the scheme, equivalent to an amount that reduces those claimant’s council tax bills to zero for the 23/24 financial year.

 

iv)   additional one off cost of living support be provided to all eligible working age local council tax support claimants in Bands 2,3 & 4 of the scheme, equivalent to mitigating the full impact of the proposed 3.9% increase for 23/24 plus an additional £50 discount to further reduce the bills for all those eligible claimants.

 

v)    additional one off cost of living support equivalent to the 3.9% increase be provided to all eligible pensioners in receipt of council tax support, for the 23/24 financial year.

 

In favour of the motion, present at the time of votinbg

Councillors Barnard, Bellamy, Bowler Bowser, Cain, To Cave, Cherryholme, Clarke, Coates, Danforth, K Dyson, Eastwood, Ennis OBE, Franklin, Frost, Green, Hayward, Higginbottom, Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Howard, Lamb, Leech, Makinson, Markham, McCarthy, Mitchell, Moyes, Osborne, Peace, Platts, Richardson, Shepherd, Shirt, Smith, Stowe, Tattersall, Williams and Wilson.

 

Against the motion, present at the time of voting

Councillors Crisp, Denton, P Fielding, W Fielding, Greenhough, Hunt, Kitching, Lodge, Lowe-Flello and Wray.

 

There were no abstentions

 

3.            Treasury Management Strategy & Policy Statement 2023/24

 

Proposed by Councillor Franklin – Seconded by Councillor Bowser; and

 

RESOLVED:- that Council approves the 23/24 Treasury Management Strategy and Policy Statement (included in the main papers at Section 2c) and specifically;

a)    approves the 23/24 Treasury Management Policy Statement (Section 2c Appendix A)

b)    approves the 23/24 Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) Statement (Section 2c Appendix B)

c)    approves the 23/24 Borrowing Strategy at Section 2c including the full suite ofPrudential and Treasury Indicators (Section 2c Appendix C).

d)    approves the 23/24 Annual Investment Strategy at Section 2c.

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