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Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

12/02/2019 - Housing Options: Flexible Homelessness Support Grant and New Burdens Funding ref: 1188    For Determination

To approve the transfer of MHCLG grant funding to CBH’s Housing Options Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/02/2019

Effective from: 22/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT

 

1.    the transfer to Cheltenham Borough Homes’ Housing Options Service the sum of £196,577 be approved; this being part of the MHCLG’s New Burdens Funding and Flexible Homelessness Support Grant funding allocation to the council for 2019/20. 

2.    It be noted that the indicative expenditures detailed within Appendix 2 of the report may need to be flexible, depending upon demands of the service. The authority to make any changes to these spending plans is delegated to the Lead Commissioner – Housing Services, in consultation with Cabinet Member – Housing.

 

Lead officer: Martin Stacy


12/02/2019 - Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief Schemes ref: 1190    For Determination

To consider the recommendation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/02/2019

Effective from: 22/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT

 

1.    a business rates retail discount scheme for 2019/20 and 2020/21 be approved in line with Government funding, detailed guidance in appendix 3

2.    the local discretionary revaluation support scheme for 2019/20 and 2020/21 be approved in accordance with section 3 of this report and appendix 2

3.    the Executive Director Finance and Assets, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance, be authorised to set the percentage relief level for local revaluation support in respect of 2019/20 and 2020/21 as detailed in section 3.5 of this report.

4.    the continuation of the Supporting Small Businesses Relief Scheme be approved until the scheme is ended in accordance with the Government guidance and appendix 2

5.    Due to the volume of cases, decisions relating to the application of these reliefs be delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits and officers in the Business Rates team. In the case of a dispute reconsideration is to be made by the Executive Director Finance and Assets.

Lead officer: Jayne Gilpin


12/02/2019 - Review of Hackney Carriage Fares ref: 1187    For Determination

To consider the recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/02/2019

Effective from: 22/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT

 

1. the revised methodology and proposed maximum fare increase for hackney carriages be approved; and

2. authority be delegated to the Licensing Team Leader to carry out the necessary advertising requirements to comply with section 65 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976; and

3. Subject to there being no substantive amendments being made following consultation, authority be delegated to the Director of Environment to adopt the proposed fares.

Lead officer: Louis Krog


12/02/2019 - Final Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget Proposals 2019/20 ref: 1192    For Determination

To approve the proposals

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/02/2019

Effective from: 22/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT it be recommended to Council to :

 

1.    Note the revised HRA forecast for 2018/19.

2.    Approve the HRA budget proposals for 2019/20 (shown at Appendix 2) including a proposed rent decrease of 1% and changes to other rents and charges as detailed within the report.

3.    Approve the proposed HRA capital programme for 2019/20 as shown at Appendix 3.

Lead officer: Paul Jones


12/02/2019 - Budget Monitoring Report 2018/19-Position as at December 2018 ref: 1189    For Determination

To note the report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/02/2019

Effective from: 22/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT

 

the contents of this report including the key projected variances to the 2018/19 budget and the expected delivery of services within budget be noted/

Council be recommended to approve the budget virements to the 2018/19 budget, as part of the revised budget 2018/19, as detailed in Appendix 4.

 

 

Lead officer: Paul Jones


12/02/2019 - Final General Fund Revenue and Capital Budget Proposals 2019/20 (Including Section 25) ref: 1191    For Determination

To approve the Final General Fund Revenue and Capital Budget

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/02/2019

Effective from: 22/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT it be recommended to Council to :

 

1.    Approve the revised budget for 2018/19.

2.    Consider the budget assessment by the Section 151 Officer at Appendix 2 in agreeing the following recommendations.

3.    Approve the final budget proposals including a proposed council tax for the services provided by Cheltenham Borough Council of £209.08 for the year 2019/20 (an increase of 2.99% or £6.07 a year for a Band D property), as detailed in paragraphs 4.18 to 4.23.

4.    Approve the growth proposals, including one off initiatives at Appendix 4.

5.    Approve the savings / additional income totalling £1,677,600 and the budget strategy at Appendix 5.

6.    Approve the use of reserves and general balances and note the projected level of reserves, as detailed at Appendix 6.

7.    Note that the Council will remain in the Gloucestershire business rates pool for 2019/20 (paragraphs 4.5 to 4.17).

8.    Approve the recommendations made by the Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP), as detailed in paragraph 5.14.

9.    Approve the Pay Policy Statement for 2019/20, including the continued payment of a living wage supplement at Appendix 9.

10.  Approve the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) detailed in Section 5 and Appendix 10.

11.  Approve a level of supplementary estimate of £100,000 for 2019/20 as outlined in Section 13.

Lead officer: Paul Jones