Agenda item

Revenue & Capital Budget 2019/20 to 2022/23

Minutes:

The Mayor informed that Appendix 3 of the report on page 59 of the agenda papers had a typographical error referring to Careline24’s expected income for 2019/20, which was £104,000 instead of £78,000. In addition, the charges for 2019/20 would be £3 per week and not the £4 per week as stated in the original appendix.

The Mayor invited speakers from all parties to debate the Budget.

 

Councillor Andy Wilson, who had proposed the substantive Budget recommendations, addressed Council for five minutes. Councillor Tim Briggs and Councillor Jonathan Bartley, who had both proposed amendments to the Budget, then spoke in turn for five minutes each.

 

The following members contributed to the debate and spoke for three minutes each:

 

Councillor Tim Windle

Councillor Sonia Winifred

Councillor Marianna Masters

Councillor Claire Holland

Councillor Philip Normal

Councillor Jenny Brathwaite

Councillor Jim Dickson

Councillor Jackie Meldrum

Councillor Donatus Anyanwu

Councillor Anna Birley

Councillor Pete Elliott

Councillor Paul Gadsby

 

 

Councillor Nicole Griffiths and Councillor Jack Hopkins spoke for five minutes each and concluded the debate. The Mayor moved to the vote and reminded members that in accordance with Standing Order 16.5, a recorded vote was required when Council voted on the Budget.

 

Amendment 1, the Conservative Alternative Budget, as proposed by Councillor Tim Briggs was put to a recorded vote and defeated.

 

Councillors recorded their votes on the amendment as follows:

 

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Absent

ADILYPOUR Daniel

 

x

 

 

AMOS David

 

 

 

x

ANYANWU Donatus

 

x

 

 

ATKINS Liz

 

x

 

 

ATKINS Mary

 

x

 

 

BARTLEY Jonathan

 

x

 

 

BENNETT, Matthew

 

x

 

 

BIRLEY Anna

 

x

 

 

BRATHWAITE Jennifer

 

x

 

 

BRAY Linda

 

x

 

 

BRIGGS Tim

x

 

 

 

CALDICOTT Lucy

 

x

 

 

CAMERON Marcia

 

x

 

 

CHOWDHURY Rezina

 

x

 

 

CLARK Malcolm

 

x

 

 

CORRY-ROAKE Joe

 

x

 

 

COWELL Fred

 

x

 

 

CRAIG Kevin

 

x

 

 

DAVIE Ed

 

x

 

 

DAVIES Jon

 

x

 

 

DICKSON Jim

 

x

 

 

DOGUS Ibrahim

 

x

 

 

DONNELLY Stephen

 

x

 

 

DYER Jacqui

 

x

 

 

ELLIOT Pete

 

x

 

 

ELY Peter

 

 

 

x

GADSBY Paul

 

x

 

 

GALLOP Annie

 

 

 

x

GARDEN Adrian

 

x

 

 

GEORGE Pauline

 

x

 

 

GRIFFITHS Nicole

 

x

 

 

HASHI Mahamed

 

x

 

 

HASELDEN  Nigel

 

x

 

 

HOLLAND Claire

 

x

 

 

HOLLAND Claire

 

x

 

 

HOPKINS, Jack

 

x

 

 

JASER Mohamed

 

x

 

 

KAZANTZIS, John

 

x

 

 

KAY Maria

 

 

 

x

KIND Ben

 

x

 

 

LEIGH Jess

 

x

 

 

LINDSEY Joshua

 

x

 

 

MASTERS Marianna

 

 

 

 

MELDRUM Jackie

 

x

 

 

MOHAMMED Irfan

 

 

 

x

MOSLEY Jennie

 

x

 

 

NORMAL Philip

 

x

 

 

NYE Emma

 

 

 

x

O’HARA Scarlett

 

x

 

 

PECK Lib

 

x

 

 

PICKARD Jane

 

x

 

 

REYNOLDS Joanna

 

x

 

 

SEEDAT, Mohammed

 

x

 

 

SIMPSON Iain

 

 

 

x

SIMPSON Joanne

 

x

 

 

TIEDEMANN Martin

 

x

 

 

THACKRAY Becca

 

x

 

 

VALCARCEL Tina

 

x

 

 

WILCOX Claire

 

x

 

 

WILSON Andy

 

x

 

 

WINDLE Tim

 

x

 

 

WINIFRED Sonia

 

x

 

 

Total

1

52

0

7

 

*The Mayor did not vote

 

Amendment 2, the Green Alternative Budget, as proposed by Councillor Jonathan Bartley was put to a recorded vote and defeated.

 

Councillors recorded their votes on the amendment as follows:

 

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Absent

ADILYPOUR Daniel

 

x

 

 

AMOS David

 

 

 

x

ANYANWU Donatus

 

x

 

 

ATKINS Liz

 

x

 

 

ATKINS Mary

 

x

 

 

BARTLEY Jonathan

x

 

 

 

BENNETT, Matthew

 

x

 

 

BIRLEY Anna

 

x

 

 

BRATHWAITE Jennifer

 

x

 

 

BRAY Linda

 

x

 

 

BRIGGS Tim

 

x

 

 

CALDICOTT Lucy

 

x

 

 

CAMERON Marcia

 

x

 

 

CHOWDHURY Rezina

 

x

 

 

CLARK Malcolm

 

x

 

 

CORRY-ROAKE Joe

 

x

 

 

COWELL Fred

 

x

 

 

CRAIG Kevin

 

x

 

 

DAVIE Ed

 

x

 

 

DAVIES Jon

 

x

 

 

DICKSON Jim

 

x

 

 

DOGUS Ibrahim

 

x

 

 

DONNELLY Stephen

 

x

 

 

DYER Jacqui

 

x

 

 

ELLIOT Pete

x

 

 

 

ELY Peter

 

 

 

x

GADSBY Paul

 

x

 

 

GALLOP Annie

 

 

 

x

GARDEN Adrian

 

x

 

 

GEORGE Pauline

 

x

 

 

GRIFFITHS Nicole

x

 

 

 

HASHI Mahamed

 

x

 

 

HASELDEN Nigel

 

x

 

 

HOLLAND Claire

 

x

 

 

HOPKINS, Jack

 

x

 

 

KAZANTZIS, John

 

x

 

 

KAY Maria

 

 

 

x

KIND Ben

 

x

 

 

LEIGH Jess

 

x

 

 

LINDSEY Joshua

 

X

 

 

MASTERS Marianna

 

x

 

 

MELDRUM Jackie

 

x

 

 

MOHAMMED Irfan

 

 

 

x

MOSLEY Jennie

 

x

 

 

NORMAL Philip

 

x

 

 

NYE Emma

 

 

 

x

O’HARA Scarlett

 

x

 

 

PECK Lib

 

x

 

 

PICKARD Jane

 

x

 

 

REYNOLDS Joanna

 

x

 

 

SEEDAT, Mohammed

 

x

 

 

SIMPSON Iain

 

 

 

x

SIMPSON Joanne

 

x

 

 

TIEDEMANN Martin

 

x

 

 

THACKRAY Becca

x

 

 

 

VALCARCEL Tina

 

x

 

 

WILCOX Claire

 

x

 

 

WILSON Andy

 

x

 

 

WINDLE Tim

 

x

 

 

WINIFRED Sonia

 

x

 

 

Total

4

50

0

7

 

*The Mayor did not vote

 

 

 

The substantive budget proposals, as proposed by Councillor Andy Wilson, were then put to the vote and were approved.

 

Councillors recorded their votes on the budget proposals as follows:

 

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Absent

ADILYPOUR Daniel

x

 

 

 

AMOS David

 

 

 

x

ANYANWU Donatus

x

 

 

 

ATKINS Liz

 

 

 

 

ATKINS Mary

x

 

 

 

BARTLEY Jonathan

 

x

 

 

BENNETT, Matthew

x

 

 

 

BIRLEY Anna

x

 

 

 

BRATHWAITE Jennifer

x

 

 

 

BRAY Linda

x

 

 

 

BRIGGS Tim

 

x

 

 

CALDICOTT Lucy

x

 

 

 

CAMERON Marcia

x

 

 

 

CHOWDHURY Rezina

x

 

 

 

CLARK Malcolm

x

 

 

 

CORRY-ROAKE Joe

x

 

 

 

COWELL Fred

x

 

 

 

CRAIG Kevin

 

 

x

 

DAVIE Ed

x

 

 

 

DAVIES Jon

x

 

 

 

DICKSON Jim

x

 

 

 

DOGUS Ibrahim

x

 

 

 

DONNELLY Stephen

x

 

 

 

DYER Jacqui

x

 

 

 

ELLIOT Pete

 

x

 

 

ELY Peter

 

 

 

x

GADSBY Paul

x

 

 

 

GALLOP Annie

 

 

 

x

GARDEN Adrian

x

 

 

 

GEORGE Pauline

x

 

 

 

GRIFFITHS Nicole

 

x

 

 

HASHI Mahamed

x

 

 

 

HASELDEN Nigel

x

 

 

 

HOLLAND Claire

x

 

 

 

HOPKINS, Jack

x

 

 

 

KAZANTZIS, John

x

 

 

 

KAY Maria

 

 

 

x

KIND Ben

x

 

 

 

LEIGH Jess

x

 

 

 

LINDSEY Joshua

x

 

 

 

MASTERS Marianna

x

 

 

 

MELDRUM Jackie

x

 

 

 

MOHAMMED Irfan

 

 

 

x

MOSLEY Jennie

 

 

x

 

NORMAL Philip

x

 

 

 

NYE Emma

 

 

 

x

O’HARA Scarlett

x

 

 

 

PECK Lib

x

 

 

 

PICKARD Jane

x

 

 

 

REYNOLDS Joanna

x

 

 

 

SEEDAT, Mohammed

x

 

 

 

SIMPSON Iain

 

 

 

x

SIMPSON Joanne

x

 

 

 

TIEDEMANN Martin

x

 

 

 

THACKRAY Becca

 

x

 

 

VALCARCEL Tina

x

 

 

 

WILCOX Claire

x

 

 

 

WILSON Andy

x

 

 

 

WINDLE Tim

x

 

 

 

WINIFRED Sonia

x

 

 

 

Total

46

5

2

7

 

*The Mayor did not vote

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)To adopt the General Fund (GF) revenue budget for 2018/19 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 2.10, a total cash limit of £287.747m.

(2) To adopt a 2.99% increase to the Lambeth element of the Council Tax for 2019/20.

(3) To adopt the Reserves and Balances Strategy detailed in Appendix 1.

(4) To note the current General Fund budget forecasts for 2018/19 in Section 5.

(5) To note the proposed increases to fees and charges as set out in Appendix 3.

(6) To note the revised total of £337.1m for the three year Capital Investment Programme 2018/19 to 2020/21 as described in section 6, and summarised in Appendix 5, and how the programme is financed within Appendix 6.

(7) To adopt the statement of Minimum Revenue Provision policy as detailed in Appendix 8.

(8) To adopt the Treasury Management Strategy (incorporating the debt and investment strategies) proposed for 2019/20 to 2021/22, as set out in Appendix 9. (9) To adopt the prudential indicators and limits, and the investment thresholds and limits for 2019/20 – 2021/22 set out in Appendix 9.

(10) 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.

(11) To note the financial risks set out throughout this report.

(12) To note that, at its meeting of 24 January 2019, Corporate Committee agreed the amount of 109,258 as the Council Tax Base for the year 2019/20 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.

(13) That the following amounts be now calculated for 2019/20 in accordance with sections 31A and 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as inserted by the Localism Act 2011:

 

(a) Aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(2) thereof:                                                                                                   £907,460,301

(b) Aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Section 31A(3) thereof:                                                                                                  £784,579,000

(c) The Council’s Council Tax Requirement under Section 31A(4), being the amount by which the aggregate at 17(a) above exceeds the aggregate at 17(b) above:                                                                                                       £122,881,301

(d) The amount at 17(c) above divided by the Council’s tax base in 16 above, in accordance with Section 31B(1) of the Act, as the basic Band D amount of its Council Tax for the year:                                                                                                            £1,445.20

(e) The amounts given by multiplying the amount at 17(d) above by the number which, in the proportion set out in Section 5(1) of the Act, is applicable to dwellings listed in a particular valuation band divided by the number which in that proportion is applicable to dwellings listed in valuation band D, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 36(1) of the Act, as the amounts to be taken into account for the year in respect of dwellings listed in different valuation bands.

 

Band A

£749.80

Band B

£874.76

Band C

£999.72

Band D

£1,124.69

Band E

£1,374.62

Band F

£1,624.55

Band G

£1,874.48

Band H

£2,249.37

 

 

(14) To note that for the year 2019/20 the Greater London Authority and its functional and predecessor bodies have provisional precepts (i.e. still to be formally adopted as at dispatch of this report), in accordance with Sections 88 and 89 of the Greater London Authority Act (1999) as amended by section 77 of the Localism Act 2011, for each of the categories of dwellings shown below:

 

Band A

£213.67

Band B

£249.29

Band C

£284.90

Band D

£320.51

Band E

£391.73

Band F

£462.96

Band G

£534.18

Band H

£641.02

 

 

 

(15) That having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at 17(e) and 18 above, the Council approves the amounts of Council Tax for the year 2019/20 for each of the categories of dwellings as shown below:

 

 

Band A

£963.47

Band B

£1,124.05

Band C

£1284.62

Band D

£1,445.20

Band E

£1,776.35

Band F

£2,087.51

Band G

£2,408.66

Band H

£2,890.39

 

 

(16) To delegate authority to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Deputy Leader (Finance & Resources) to change the Council Tax amounts set out in recommendation (19) if necessitated by changes to the precept amounts as set out in recommendation (18).

 

(17) To note that, at its meeting of 24 January 2019, Corporate Committee agreed the amount of £168,000,557 as the National Non-Domestic Rates Base (the business rates tax base) in accordance with Section 59A of The Local Government Finance Act 1988, as amended by The Local Government Finance Act 2012.

 

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