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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies of absence.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Policy and Resources Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 5 January 2021.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that minutes of the Policy and Resources Scrutiny Panel held on 5 January 2021 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

3.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements made at this meeting.

4.

Declarations of Interest and Disclosures of Advice or Direction

To receive any declarations of interest from members in accordance with Standing Orders and the Council’s Code of Conduct and disclosures of advice or directions received from Group Leaders or Political Groups, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting.

5.

Deputations

To receive any deputations of which notice has been lodged.

Minutes:

There were no deputations made at this meeting.

6.

Update of Covid Impact on Council Finances, including Financial Support to Businesses pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To consider a report by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer on an update of Covid impact on the Council finances, including financial support to businesses.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, which provided an update of the Covid impact on Council finances including financial support to businesses.

 

The Head of Finance and Audit gave the Panel two presentations (which have been appended to these minutes, the first focusing on the impact of Covid on the Council’s finances, and the second focusing on the financial support to businesses.

 

The Panel asked questions of the Head of Finance and Audit on several areas of her presentation, and all expressed their thanks to the officers for the continued hard work in this service.

 

RESOLVED that the Panel:

 

(a)  note the content of the report; and

 

(b)  thank the Head of Finance and Audit on her very informative presentation.

7.

Executive Business pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider any items of business dealt with by the Executive since the last meeting of the Panel, that falls under the remit of the Policy and Resources Portfolio. This will include any decisions taken by individual members during the same time period.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the Executive items of business which fall under the remit of the Policy and Resources Portfolio, including Executive Member decisions and Officer delegated decisions, that have taken place since the last meeting of the Panel on 5 January 2021.

 

The Panel considered the decisions at items 7 (1) to 7 (8) of the agenda.

 

RESOLVED that the Policy and Resources Scrutiny Panel considered the following items of Executive Business.

7(1)

Finance Strategy, Revenue Budget and Council Tax 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

7(2)

Fees and Charges 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

7(3)

Capital Programme and Capital Strategy 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

7(4)

Local Restrictions Supports Grants (Open) Scheme pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

7(5)

Finance Strategy, Capital Programme, Revenue Budget and Council Tax 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

7(6)

Housing Revenue Account 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

7(7)

Treasury Management Strategy 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

7(8)

Review of Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

8.

Scrutiny Priorities

To provide an opportunity for Members to consider the scrutiny priorities for the Policy and Resources Panel.

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer addressed the Panel on this item and addressed the changes that had been made to draft Scrutiny Priority Plan 2021/22 that had been discussed at the previous meeting.

 

Members were given the opportunity to put forward suggestions for items of business that they would like to scrutinise. Councillor Keeble, expressed an interest in seeing an item of Daedalus at the Panel, and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer confirmed that this was already scheduled for the Panel in the 2021/22 plan. Councillor Keeble, also suggested that, as part of the Panel’s remit is to scrutinise the Council’s finances, an item on advertising opportunities could be brought to a future meeting of the Panel.

 

Councillor Bastable expressed a keen interest in the postponed item on the Council’s Carbon Reduction Plan being brought back to the Panel as soon as possible. The Deputy Chief Executive Officer confirmed that there will be a special meeting of the Panel convened to review this over the next few months.

 

 




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