Decisions

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Decisions published

10/01/2023 - WRITE OFFS OVER £10,000.00 ref: 683    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2023

Effective from: 10/01/2023


10/01/2023 - Textile Consortium (Forward Plan Reference FP1156) ref: 681    For Determination

Award of Contract for Textiles.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to award the contract for Textile Services to East London Textiles Limited for a three- year period with a possible extension of up to two years, commencing on 1 April 2023.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kirsten Roberts


10/01/2023 - Shared Anti-Fraud Service (Forward Plan Reference FP1155) ref: 682    For Determination

Consideration to join the Shared Anti-Fraud Service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Baker


10/01/2023 - Budget Proposals and Medium Term Financial Forecasts 2023/24 (Forward Plan Reference FP1143) ref: 680    Recommendations Approved

Approval of the Revenue, Capital and Housing Revenue Account Budgets, Fees and Charges and Council Tax Setting 2023/24.

 

Approval of the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2023/24-2025/26.

 

Approval of the Capital Strategy and Treasury Management Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

(1)       Cabinet noted the recommendations from Cabinet, and the Statement of the Chief Financial Officer on the robustness of budgets and adequacy of reserves (appendix N)

 

(2)       Cabinet also noted that the following amounts for the year 2023/24 have been set in accordance with regulations made under Sections 31A and 31B of the Local Government Finance Act 1992:

 

 

100% TAXBASE

99.40% TAXBASE

 

 

 

Welwyn Garden City

18,054.8

17,946.5

Hatfield

12,463.3

12,388.5

Welwyn

4,796.5

4,767.7

Ayot St Lawrence

68.6

68.2

Ayot St Peter

110.8

110.1

North Mymms

4,458.1

4,431.4

Essendon

438.7

436.1

Northaw & Cuffley

3,121.4

3,102.7

Woolmer Green

619.6

615.9

 

 

 

Total

44,131.8

43,867.1

 

(3)       Cabinet approved the following budget proposals and note that any comments from Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be returned to Special Cabinet on 24 January 2023 for consideration, before final recommendations are made to Council:

 

(4)       General Fund

 

(4.1)    The proposed General Fund Budget as summarised in Appendix A, and detailed in appendix B.

 

(4.2)    The inclusion of the savings and growth proposals into the budget as detailed in appendices C and D.

 

(4.3)    The fees and charges which have been incorporated into the budget proposals, as set out in appendix E.

 

(4.4)    The increase in the Council’s Band D Tax of £6.66 (2.97%), taking the average Band D Tax to £230.76 for 2023/24.

 

(4.5)    That the Special Expenses Scheme as set out in section 3.5 continue into 2023/24, and the Special Expenses detailed in Appendix M be approved for inclusion in the Council Tax for 2023/24.

 

(5)       Housing Revenue Account (HRA)

 

(5.1)    That dwelling rents are increased by 7% in accordance with Government legislation, resulting in an average rent of £121.89 per week.

 

(5.2)    To continue the policy of charging formula rent when vacant properties are re-let.

 

(5.3)    The Housing Revenue Account budget as shown in appendix F.

 

(5.4)    The fees and charges which have been incorporated into the budget proposals, as set out in appendix H.

 

(5.5)    The Medium-Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) to maintain HRA working balances to a minimum of 5% of rental income.

 

(6)       Capital Programme

 

(6.1)    The Capital Programme for 2023/24 to 2027/28 as set out in Appendix I.

 

(6.2)    The Capital Financing for the Capital Programme, for 2023/24 to 2027/28 as set out in Appendix J, and note the forecast capital balances in Appendix K.

 

(7)       Medium Term Financial Strategy

 

(7.1)    The Medium-Term Financial Strategy and Financial Governance Framework, including all annexes and prudential indicators for 2023/24 – 2026/27 as set out in appendix L.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Baker