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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 & 2, The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ

Contact: Democratic Services  Committee Manager

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No apologies were received.


Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were made.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Public Questions


There were no public questions.


Budget Setting Report (General Fund) 2020/21 to 2023/24


Recommendations of the Executive, which met on 3 February 2020, are set out in the Budget Setting Report which went to Strategy & Resources Scrutiny Committee on 3 February 2020 (version 1).


Unless otherwise specified, all references in the recommendations to Appendices, pages and sections relate to the Budget-Setting Report found via the Council agenda page:




Accordingly, Council is recommended to:


i.               Approve Revenue Pressures shown in Appendix C (b) and Savings shown in Appendix C (c) of the officer’s report.

ii.             Approve Non-Cash Limit items as shown in Appendix C (d) of officer’s report.

iii.            Agree there are no bids to be funded from External or Earmarked Funds (which would be included as Appendix C (e) of the officer’s report).

iv.           Approve delegation to the Chief Financial Officer (Head of Finance) of the calculation and determination of the Council Tax taxbase (including submission of the National Non-Domestic Rates Forecast Form, NNDR1, for each financial year) which will be set out in Appendix A (a) of the officer’s report.

v.             Approve the level of Council Tax for 2020/21 as set out in Appendix A (b) and Section 4 [page 16-17] of the BSR refers.

Note that the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel will meet by 6 February 2020 to consider the precept proposed by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fire Authority will meet on 5 February 2020 and Cambridgeshire County Council will meet on 11 or 14 February 2020 to consider the amounts in precepts to be issued to the City Council for the year 2020/21.


vi.           Approve delegation to the Head of Finance to finalise changes relating to any corporate and/or departmental restructuring and any reallocation of support service and central costs, in accordance with the CIPFA Service Reporting Code of Practice for Local Authorities (SeRCOP).


vii.          Agree any recommendation in respect of the proposals outlined in Appendix D(a) of officer’s report for inclusion in the Capital Plan including any additional use of revenue resources required.


viii.        Approve the revised Capital Plan for the General Fund as set out in Appendix D (c) of the officer’s report, and the Funding as set out in Section 6, page 25 of the BSR.


ix.           Note the impact of revenue and capital budget approvals and approved the resulting level of reserves to be used to support the budget proposals as set out in the table in section 8, page 46 of the BSR.


x.             Approve the creation of an earmarked reserves to be called the Transformation Fund and its associated remit on page 19 of the BSR.


xi.           Approve the updated Corporate Plan 2019-2022 attached as Appendix B to the officer’s report.