Agenda item

GENERAL FUND REVENUE BUDGET 2022/23

(A)A budget debating procedure note is attached and was emailed to Councillors in advance of the meeting.

(B)General Fund Revenue Budget 2022/23 report, including appendices A to D, as presented to Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel and Cabinet

(C)Recommendations from Committees (to follow if any forthcoming)

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the recommendations contained in the Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 17 February 2022, taking into account the Minutes of the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel held on 10 February 2022, concerning the 2021/22 – 2026/27 Budget.

 

The Leader introduced the budget (copy appended to signed minutes).

 

The Independent Group submitted amendments to the 2022/23 General Fund Revenue Budget.

 

The Independent Group withdrew Amendment 1 because Local Area Committees have delegated powers to allocate developer contributions.

 

Councillor Clarke had left the room during the General Fund Revenue Budget 2022/23 – he did not take park in any debate or recorded votes.

 

A recorded vote occurred for Amendment 2.

 

FOR: Councillors – Broomfield; Campbell; Dean; Parker-Jones and Tidridge.

 

AGAINST: Councillors - Airey; Asman; Bearder; Bourne; Broadhurst; Buckley; Corben; Craig; Cross; Dedhia; Garton; Gomer; Grajewski; Groves; Holes; House; Irish; Mann; Park; Pretty and Tennent.

 

(FOR: 5; AGAINST: 21)

 

A Recorded Vote took place for the substantive motion, and was as follows:

 

FOR: Councillors - Airey; Asman; Bearder; Bourne; Broadhurst; Buckley; Corben; Craig; Cross; Dedhia; Garton; Gomer; Groves; Holes; House; Irish; Mann; Park; Pretty and Tennent

 

AGAINST: Councillors – Broomfield; Campbell; Dean; Grajewski; Parker-Jones and Tidridge.

 

(FOR: 20; AGAINST: 6)

 

RESOLVED –

 

That Council:

 

(1) Set the revised net Revenue Budget requirement for 2021/22 at £9,914,000 and note the impact on the Council’s General Fund balance (para 9);

(2) Set the net Revenue Budget requirement for 2022/23 at £10,166,000 and note the impact on the Council’s General Fund balance (para 9);

(3) Noted the provisional Local Government Finance settlement for 2022/23 (para 14-17);

(4) Approved budget adjustments for 2021/22 and 2022/23 in line with the Medium Term Financial Plan (Appendices A & B);

(5) Increased the average Council Tax for Eastleigh Borough Council by 1.99% (2.81%below CPI) (para 18-22);

(6) Approved the Special Expenses for Parished and Non-Parished areas (para 23-25);

(7) Approved expenditure of £1,400,000 in 2022/23 for the Disabled Facilities Grant Programme to be funded from Government grant and housing capital receipts;

(8) Accepted the invitation from the Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) Ltd to join the national scheme for the procurement of external audit services with effect from 2023/24.

 

(NOTE: Councillor House declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 6 of the agenda as he is a Board Member of the Public Sector Audit Appointments.)

 

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