Issue - decisions

Budget Setting, Medium Term Plan (MTP) & Capital Strategy

10/02/2016 - Budget Setting, Medium Term Plan (MTP) & Capital Strategy

Resolved that the S151 Officer be authorised to update Appendices A, B and E to the report in light of the confirmed Government Settlement.

 

And

 

Recommend to Full Council that:

1.    The Breckland revenue estimates and parish special expenses for 2016-17 and outline position through to 2019-20 (as set out in appendix B and E) are approved

 

2.    The capital estimates and associated funding for 2016-17 and outline position through to 2019-20 (as set out in appendix H) are approved

 

3.    A 100% disregard of war pensions, war widow’s pensions, war widower’s pensions and armed forces compensation payments or any other successor scheme in the calculation of Housing Benefit be approved

 

4.    The fees and charges shown at appendix D and D2, for adoption 1 April 2016 are approved

 

5.    The Council Tax for a band A property in 2016-17 be set at £49.32, a £3.30 per annum increase on 2015-16 levels (band D £73.98, a £4.95 per annum increase on 2015-16 levels)

 

6.    The financial medium term plan at appendix A is approved

 

7.    The Council applies for the four year settlement from central Government

 

8.    The capital strategy at appendix G is approved

 

9.    The release of budget, up to £1M from the investment and growth funds be delegated to the S151 Officer and Portfolio Holder for Finance to jointly approve on receipt of a fully worked and appropriate business case which generates an agreed ongoing return