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Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Public Questions

A period of up to 30 minutes for public questions on matters relevant to the Committee’s remit which are not related to items featured on the agenda. Advance notice of the questions is preferred but not essential.

2.

Apologies for Absence and Attendance of Substitute Members

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any other non pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on the agenda.

4.

Corporate Plan pdf icon PDF 91 KB

This report summarises the Royal Borough of Kingston’s new Corporate Plan; ‘Making Kingston Better, Together’ which outlines the Council’s vision, strategic outcomes and key deliverables over the period 2019 - 2023, supported by a set of performance indicators to help measure progress

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that –

 

1. the Committee endorses the draft Corporate Plan, as set out in Annex 1 to the agenda report, and recommends final approval at Full Council on 26 February 2019; and

2. the Director, Communities be authorised to make any final amendments to the draft ahead of Full Council, in consultation with the Leader of the Council.

5.

Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019-20 to 2022-23 and Detailed Budget and Council Tax 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To set out the proposed budget for 2019/20 to 2022/23 and the detailed information required to enable this Committee to make recommendations to Budget Council on 26 February 2019.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that –

 

1. The comments of the Strategic Housing and Planning Committee, Community Engagement Committee, Children and Adults Care and Education Committee and Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee be noted;

2. The Director, Corporate and Commercial be authorised to make any necessary changes to the GLA precept and the Wimbledon and Putney Common Conservators levy in the Council Tax Calculation in Annex 3 to the Budget Report Pack prior to submission to Budget Council, once the final decisions have been confirmed by these bodies;

3. Council is RECOMMENDED to approve the budget proposals and Council Tax for 2019/20 as set out in the Budget Report Pack report and annexes.

4. Council is RECOMMENDED to authorise the relevant officers to take necessary action to deliver the agreed budget and service changes, including increasing relevant fees and charges in line with inflation.

5. Council is RECOMMENDED , in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2003, to note the comments of the Director of Corporate and Commercial in regard to the robustness of estimates and the level of reserves and balances as set out in the section “Comments of the Director of Corporate and Commercial (S151 Officer) ” in paragraphs 25 to 31 of the Budget Report Pack;

6. Council is RECOMMENDED in accordance with sections 32 to 36 of the Local Government Act 1992, to calculate the amounts in Annex C to the agenda report (amended Annex 3 to the Budget Report pack) for the financial year 2019/20.

7. Council is RECOMMENDED to approve the new Capital Strategy including the detailed capital programme for 2019/20 to 2022/23 as set out in Annex 11 to the Budget Report and the Treasury Strategy including the Annual Investment Strategy, prudential indicators and the Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) policy as set out in Annex 12 to the Budget Report.

8. Council is RECOMMENDED to approve the pay policy at Annex A to the agenda report

9. Council is RECOMMENDED to approve the Schools Budget for 2019-20 in line with paragraph 17 and Enclosure 1 of Annex B to this report;

10.Council is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposals outlined for the Central School Services Block including the transfer of £27k to the High Needs Block (ref.paras 26-28 of Annex B to the agenda report);

11.Council is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposals outlined for the Early Years Block, including the increase of the SEN Inclusion Fund to allow for high needs support for early years children (ref. paras. 29 - 35 of Annex B to the agenda report);

12.Council is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposals outlined for the High Needs Block (ref paras. 36-39 of Annex B to the agenda report )

13.Council is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposals outlined for the Schools Block (ref. paras 20-25 of Annex B to the agenda report ) and the Schools Funding Formula outlined in Enclosure 2 of Annex B to the agenda report and the Schools Allocations in Enclosure 3 of Annex B  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

6.

Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring 2018-19 - Month 9 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To report the revenue and capital monitoring (forecast outturn) positions for 2018/19 and note the way in which this will impact on the delivery of the Medium Term Financial Plan.

Decision:

RESOLVED that -

 

1. the forecast outturn position in respect of the General Fund including the impact of ongoing expenditure restraint and mitigating actions, for 2018/19 be noted;

2. the 2018/19 forecast outturn position on the Housing Revenue Account be noted;

3. the forecast in respect of the Schools Budget and the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2018/19 be noted;

4. the forecast outturn position in respect of the capital programme for 2018/19 to 2021/22 be noted;

5. the changes to the capital programme set out in paragraphs 56 to 62 of the agenda report be noted;

6. Any additional business rate income from the pool pilot that is not required to deliver a balanced budget in 2018/19 is put into the general fund reserve at the year end.

7.

CIL and S106 Biannual Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To provide an update summarising income and agreements from planning obligations, Section 106 (S106) and the Community Infrastructure Levies (CIL), entered into during the period commencing 1 April to 30 September 2018.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that –

 

1. the information and analysis provided on financial contributions agreed, received, and spent during the monitoring period of 1 April to 30 September 2018, be noted;

2. the Mayoral CIL and Kingston CIL income received for the period of 1 April to 30 September 2018, be noted; and,

3. the allocation of funds, as detailed in Table 4 of the agenda report, be approved.

8.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chairman

To consider any items which, in the view of the Chair, should be dealt with as a matter of urgency because of special circumstance in accordance with S100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972

9.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The following resolution is included if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:

 

To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph *….of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

(*relevant regulatory paragraph to be indicated)

 

10.

Financial Assistance to a Maintained School

To consider financial assistance to a maintained school.

Decision:

RESOLVED that –

 

the action recommended in the agenda report be approved.