Decision details

Revenue & Capital Budget 2021/22 to 2024/25

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

Cllr Wilson introduced the Budget paying attention to the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and how Central Government had laid the burden upon residents to make up the shortfall caused by necessary spending over the last year, by asking for rises in Council Tax. Cllr Wilson stressed that Lambeth Council had been forced to increase Council Tax, but that they had provided funding in various areas to help households hit the hardest by these rises.

 

Cllr Bartley and Cllr Briggs, who had both proposed amendments to the Budget, set out via the Green Group Alternative Budget and the Conservative Group Alternative Budget respectively, each addressed Council.

 

The following Councillors also spoke:

 

1.    Cllr Claire Holland               (Labour)

2.    Cllr Sonia Winifred              (Labour)

3.    Cllr Pete Elliott                     (Green)

4.    Cllr Jacqui Dyer                   (Labour)

5.    Cllr Fred Cowell                   (Labour)

6.    Cllr Rezina Chowdhury       (Labour)

7.    Cllr Mohamed Jaser            (Labour)

8.    Cllr Joanna Reynolds          (Labour)

9.    Cllr Dr. Mahamed Hashi      (Labour)

10.  Cllr Maria Kay                      (Labour)

11.  Cllr Matthew Bennett           (Labour)

 

Cllr Griffiths and Cllr Hopkins then closed the debate.

 

Clerk’s note: Cllr Marianna Masters left the meeting after the close of debate.

 

The Mayor moved to the vote and reminded members that in accordance with Standing Order 16.5, a recorded vote was required when voting on all budget and council tax issues at Council budget meetings.

 

Amendment 1, the Conservative Alternative Budget, proposed by Cllr Tim Briggs, was put to a recorded vote and DEFEATED by 49 votes against to 1 vote for.

 

Councillors recorded their votes on the amendment as follows:

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Absent

Unable to vote due to technical reasons

Adrian GARDEN

 

X

 

 

 

Andrew WILSON

 

X

 

 

 

Anna BIRLEY

 

X

 

 

 

Annie GALLOP

 

X

 

 

 

Ben KIND

 

 

X

 

Christopher WELLBELOVE

 

X

 

 

 

Clair WILCOX

 

X

 

 

 

Claire HOLLAND

 

X

 

 

 

Christiana VALCARCEL

 

X

 

 

 

Danial ADILYPOUR

 

X

 

 

 

David AMOS

 

X

 

 

 

Donatus ANYANWU

 

X

 

 

 

Edward DAVIE

 

X

 

 

 

Emma NYE

 

 

 

X

 

Fred COWELL

 

X

 

 

 

Iain SIMPSON

 

 

 

 

Ibrahim DOGUS

 

X

 

 

 

Irfan MOHAMMED

 

 

X

Jack HOPKINS

 

X

 

 

 

Jackie MELDRUM

 

X

 

 

 

Jacqui DYER

 

X

 

 

 

Jane PICKARD

 

X

 

 

 

Jennie MOSLEY

 

X

 

 

 

Jennifer BRATHWAITE

 

X

 

 

 

Jessica LEIGH

 

 

 

X

Jim DICKSON

 

X

 

 

 

Joanna REYNOLDS

 

X

 

 

 

Joanne SIMPSON

 

X

 

 

 

John KAZANTZIS

 

X

 

 

 

Jon DAVIES

 

X

 

 

 

Jonathan BARTLEY

 

X

 

 

 

Joseph CORRY-ROAKE

 

X

 

 

 

Joshua LINDSEY

 

X

 

 

 

Kevin CRAIG

 

 

 

 

X

Linda BRAY

 

X

 

 

 

Liz ATKINS

 

X

 

 

 

Lucy CALDICOTT

 

X

 

 

 

Mahamed HASHI

 

X

 

 

 

Malcolm CLARK

 

X

 

 

 

Marcia CAMERON

 

 

 

 

Maria KAY

 

X

 

 

 

Marianna MASTERS

 

 

 

 

Martin TIEDEMANN

 

 

X

Mary ATKINS

 

X

 

 

 

Matthew BENNETT

 

X

 

 

 

Mohamed JASER

 

X

 

 

 

Mohammed SEEDAT

 

X

 

 

 

Nanda MANLEY-BROWNE

 

X

 

 

 

Nicole GRIFFITHS

 

X

 

 

 

Nigel HASELDEN

 

X

 

 

 

Paul GADSBY

 

 

 

X

Pauline GEORGE

 

 

 

Pete ELLIOTT

 

X

 

 

 

Peter ELY

 

 

 

 

Philip NORMAL*

 

 

 

Rebecca THACKRAY

 

X

 

 

 

Rezina CHOWDHURY

 

X

 

 

 

Scarlett O'HARA

 

X

 

 

 

Scott AINSLIE

 

X

 

 

 

Sonia WINIFRED

 

X

 

 

 

Stephen DONNELLY

 

X

 

 

 

Tim BRIGGS

X

 

 

 

 

Timothy WINDLE

 

 

 

 

Total

1

49

0

7

5

Total: 62

 

 

*The Mayor did not vote.

 

Amendment 2, the Green Group Alternative Budget, proposed by Cllr Jonathan Bartley, was put to a recorded vote and DEFEATED by 44 votes against to 6 votes for.

 

Councillors recorded their votes on the amendment as follows:

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Absent

Unable to vote due to technical difficulties

Adrian GARDEN

 

X

 

 

 

Andrew WILSON

 

X

 

 

 

Anna BIRLEY

 

X

 

 

 

Annie GALLOP

 

X

 

 

 

Ben KIND

 

 

X

 

Christopher WELLBELOVE

 

X

 

 

 

Clair WILCOX

 

X

 

 

 

Claire HOLLAND

 

X

 

 

 

Christiana VALCARCEL

 

X

 

 

 

Danial ADILYPOUR

 

X

 

 

 

David AMOS

 

X

 

 

 

Donatus ANYANWU

 

X

 

 

 

Edward DAVIE

 

X

 

 

 

Emma NYE

 

 

 

X

 

Fred COWELL

 

X

 

 

 

Iain SIMPSON

 

 

 

 

Ibrahim DOGUS

 

X

 

 

 

Irfan MOHAMMED

 

 

X

Jack HOPKINS

 

X

 

 

 

Jackie MELDRUM

 

X

 

 

 

Jacqui DYER

 

X

 

 

 

Jane PICKARD

 

X

 

 

 

Jennie MOSLEY

 

X

 

 

 

Jennifer BRATHWAITE

 

X

 

 

 

Jessica LEIGH

 

 

 

X

Jim DICKSON

 

X

 

 

 

Joanna REYNOLDS

 

X

 

 

 

Joanne SIMPSON

 

X

 

 

 

John KAZANTZIS

 

X

 

 

 

Jon DAVIES

 

X

 

 

 

Jonathan BARTLEY

X

 

 

 

 

Joseph CORRY-ROAKE

 

X

 

 

 

Joshua LINDSEY

 

X

 

 

 

Kevin CRAIG

 

 

 

 

X

Linda BRAY

 

X

 

 

 

Liz ATKINS

 

X

 

 

 

Lucy CALDICOTT

 

X

 

 

 

Mahamed HASHI

 

X

 

 

 

Malcolm CLARK

 

X

 

 

 

Marcia CAMERON

 

 

 

 

Maria KAY

 

X

 

 

 

Marianna MASTERS

 

 

 

 

Martin TIEDEMANN

 

 

 

X

Mary ATKINS

 

X

 

 

 

Matthew BENNETT

X

 

 

 

 

Mohamed JASER

 

X

 

 

 

Mohammed SEEDAT

 

 

 

 

X

Nanda MANLEY-BROWNE

 

 X

 

 

 

Nicole GRIFFITHS

X

 

 

 

 

Nigel HASELDEN

 

X

 

 

 

Paul GADSBY

 

 

 

 

Pauline GEORGE

 

 

 

 

Pete ELLIOTT

X

 

 

 

 

Peter ELY

 

 

 

 

Philip NORMAL*

 

 

 

 

Rebecca THACKRAY

X

 

 

 

 

Rezina CHOWDHURY

 

X

 

 

 

Scarlett O'HARA

 

X

 

 

 

Scott AINSLIE

X

 

 

 

 

Sonia WINIFRED

 

X

 

 

 

Stephen DONNELLY

 

X

 

 

 

Tim BRIGGS

 

X

 

 

 

Timothy WINDLE

 

 

 

 

Total

6

44

0

7

5

Total: 62

 

 

*The Mayor did not vote.

 

 

The original budget recommendations, as proposed by Cllr Wilson and set out in the Revenue and Capital Budget 2021/22 to 2024/25 report, were then put to a recorded vote and APPROVED by 46 votes for, 1 vote against and 5 abstentions.

 

Councillors recorded their votes on the budget proposals as follows:

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Absent

Unable to vote due to technical difficulties

Adrian GARDEN

X

 

 

 

 

Andrew WILSON

X

 

 

 

 

Anna BIRLEY

X

 

 

 

 

Annie GALLOP

X

 

 

 

 

Ben KIND

 

 

 

X

 

Christopher WELLBELOVE

X

 

 

 

 

Clair WILCOX

X

 

 

 

 

Claire HOLLAND

X

 

 

 

 

Christiana VALCARCEL

X

 

 

 

 

Danial ADILYPOUR

X

 

 

 

 

David AMOS

X

 

 

 

 

Donatus ANYANWU

X

 

 

 

 

Edward DAVIE

X

 

 

 

 

Emma NYE

 

 

 

X

 

Fred COWELL

X

 

 

 

 

Iain SIMPSON

 

 

 

 

Ibrahim DOGUS

X

 

 

 

 

Irfan MOHAMMED

 

 

 

X

Jack HOPKINS

X

 

 

 

 

Jackie MELDRUM

X

 

 

 

 

Jacqui DYER

X

 

 

 

 

Jane PICKARD

X

 

 

 

 

Jennie MOSLEY

X

 

 

 

 

Jennifer BRATHWAITE

X

 

 

 

 

Jessica LEIGH

 

 

 

X

Jim DICKSON

X

 

 

 

 

Joanna REYNOLDS

X

 

 

 

 

Joanne SIMPSON

X

 

 

 

 

John KAZANTZIS

X

 

 

 

 

Jon DAVIES

X

 

 

 

 

Jonathan BARTLEY

 

 

X

 

 

Joseph CORRY-ROAKE

X

 

 

 

 

Joshua LINDSEY

X

 

 

 

 

Kevin CRAIG

X

 

 

 

 

Linda BRAY

X

 

 

 

 

Liz ATKINS

X

 

 

 

 

Lucy CALDICOTT

X

 

 

 

 

Mahamed HASHI

X

 

 

 

 

Malcolm CLARK

X

 

 

 

 

Marcia CAMERON

 

 

 

 

Maria KAY

X

 

 

 

 

Marianna MASTERS

 

 

 

 

Martin TIEDEMANN

 

 

 

 

Mary ATKINS

X

 

 

 

 

Matthew BENNETT

X

 

 

 

 

Mohamed JASER

X

 

 

 

 

Mohammed SEEDAT

 

 

 

 

X

Nanda MANLEY-BROWNE

X

 

 

 

 

Nicole GRIFFITHS

 

 

X

 

 

Nigel HASELDEN

X

 

 

 

 

Paul GADSBY

X

 

 

 

 

Pauline GEORGE

 

 

 

 

Pete ELLIOTT

 

 

X

 

 

Peter ELY

 

 

 

 

Philip NORMAL*

 

 

 

 

Rebecca THACKRAY

 

 

X

 

 

Rezina CHOWDHURY

X

 

 

 

 

Scarlett O'HARA

X

 

 

 

 

Scott AINSLIE

 

 

X

 

 

Sonia WINIFRED

X

 

 

 

 

Stephen DONNELLY

X

 

 

 

 

Tim BRIGGS

 

X

 

 

 

Timothy WINDLE

X

 

 

 

 

Total

46

1

5

7

3

Total: 62

 

 

*The Mayor did not vote.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1. To agree the General Fund (GF) revenue budget for 2021/22 as set out in this report, which, for the avoidance of doubt, includes:

· The Council Tax model set out in Appendix 2; and

· The cash limits arising from the above, as set out in paragraph 2.6, a total cash limit of £330.918m.

 

2. To agree a 1.99% increase in addition to the Government’s 3% Adult Social Care precept increase to the Lambeth element of the Council Tax for 2021/22.

 

3. To agree the Council Tax Support scheme as set out in Appendix 3 and agree to begin consultation for changes to scheme for 2022/23.

 

4. To agree the proposed increases to fees and charges as set out in Appendix 4.

 

5. To agree the approach to allocating and distributing the Dedicated Schools Grant; Block Funding for Schools, Early Years, High Needs and endorse the list of services to be charged to the Central School Services Block as agreed by Schools Forum as set out in Appendix 5.

 

6. To adopt the Reserves and Balances Strategy detailed in Appendix 1.

 

7. To note the current General Fund budget forecasts for 2020/21 in Section 5.

 

8. To note the revised total of £759.2m for the Capital Investment Programme 2020/21 to 2024/25 as described in Section 6, and summarised in Appendix 6.

 

9. To adopt the Treasury Management Strategy, Capital Strategy and the associated prudential indicators, investment thresholds and limits for 2021/22 to 2024/25, as set out in Appendix 8.

 

10. To adopt the Minimum Revenue Provision policy as detailed in Appendix 9.

 

11. To note the formal advice of the Director of Finance, as the Council’s statutory officer for the purposes of s151 of the Local Government Act 1972, pursuant to s25 of the Local Government Act 2003, as set out in section 7 of this report.

 

12. To note the financial risks set out throughout this report.

 

13. To note that, at its meeting of 21 January 2021, Corporate Committee agreed the council tax base of 110,872 for the year 2021/221 and through delegated authority a business rates tax base of £186,491,512.

 

14. To note Lambeth’s council tax requirement is £136,143,055 as detailed in Appendix 1.

 

15. To set the 2021/22 Lambeth element of the council tax for band D dwellings at £1,227.93 by dividing the council tax requirement of £136,143,055 by tax base of 110,872.

 

16. To set the Lambeth element of council tax applicable to dwellings listed in different valuation bands using the statutory ratios

 

Band A           Band B           Band C           Band D

£818.62           £955.06           £1,091.49        £1,227.93

Band E           Band F            Band G           Band H

£1,500.80        £1,773.68        £2,046.55        £2,455.86

 

1 in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012, Article 3 of the Localism Act 2011 (Commencement No 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011 and the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012

 

17. To note that for the year 2021/22 the Greater London Authority provisional precept

 

Band A           Band B           Band C           Band D

£242.44           £282.85           £323.25           £363.66

Band E           Band F            Band G           Band H

£444.47           £525.29           £606.10           £727.32

 

18. To approve the amounts of total Council Tax for the year 2021/22 for each of the categories of dwellings as shown below:

 

Band A           Band B           Band C           Band D

£1,061.06        £1,237.90        £1,414.75        £1,591.59

Band E           Band F            Band G           Band H

£1,945.28        £2,298.96        £2,652.65        £3,183.18

 

Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 03/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 03/03/2021 - Council

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