Agenda, decisions and minutes

Budget Meeting of Council, Council
Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Adrian Tumber 

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96.

THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES (DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS) REGULATIONS 2012 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)          In relation to Agenda Item 7A concerning the approval of the Council’s Budget and setting the level of Council Tax and Business Rates for  2018/19 and 2019/20 Members will be asked to approve the following recommendations contained in the report of the Monitoring Officer (Document “O”) on the granting of dispensations to all Members who have certain Disclosable Pecuniary Interests as defined in the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 and as listed in the Appendix A to the report:

 

            That Council:

 

            1.         Grants a dispensation to the Members of the Authority who have requested one, to enable them to participate in full in the decision to approve the budgets for 2018/19 and 2019/20 and to set the Council Tax and Business Rates for 2018/19 and 2019/20 .

 

            2.         Approves the dispensation for a period of 2 years until 21 February 2019.

 

            3.        Notes the Monitoring Officer’s advice that personal interests that    

           rise to a perception of a conflict of interest shall not prevent Members from speaking and voting at the Budget meetings.

                       

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members have also disclosed interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity (as listed in Appendix B to the report.Any other interests may be disclosed prior to, or at, the meeting.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Monitoring Officer (Document “O”) considered the granting of dispensations to all Members who had certain Disclosable Pecuniary Interests as defined in the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 for approving the budget and setting the Council Tax and Business Rates. Members had also disclosed interests which were not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they considered should be made in the interests of clarity.

 

The lists attached as appendices A and B to the report had been updated with further notifications by Members on their declarations. It was,

 

Resolved –

 

That Council:

 

(1)       Grants a dispensation to the Members of the Authority who have requested one, to enable them to participate in full in the decision to approve the budgets for 2018/19 and 2019/20 and to set the Council Tax and Business Rates for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

 

(2)       Approves the dispensation for a period of 2 years until 21 February 2019.

 

(3)      Notes the Monitoring Officer’s advice that personal interests that may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest shall not prevent Members from speaking and voting at the Budget meetings.

 

Dispensations under the Localism Act 2011 for the declaration of Members’ Disclosable Pecuniary Interests were given to the following Members to enable them to speak and vote on the Budget 2018/19 and 2019/20:

Employment – Councillors Amran, Berry, Brown, Dunbar, H Hussain, T Hussain, I Khan, Lal, Morris, Ross-Shaw, Sajawal, Salam, Tait and Thornton.

Sponsorship - Councillors Davies, Dodds, Engel, Farley, Fear, Gibbons, Griffiths, Green,

T Hussain, Iqbal, Jabar, Johnson, I Khan, Love, Mullaney, Pennington, N Pollard, Poulsen, Pullen, Reid, Ross-Shaw, Sharp, M Slater, Stelling, Stubbs, J Sunderland, R Sunderland, Swallow, Tait, Thirkill and Thornton.

Contracts – Councillors Naylor, Salam, Shafiq, Sharp and D Smith.

Land – A Ahmed, R Ahmed, Ali, Amran, Azam, Bacon, Barker, Berry, Brown, Cooke,

L Cromie, Davies, Dodds, Duffy, Dunbar, Ellis, Engel, Farley, Fear, Ferriby, Gibbons, Greenwood, Griffiths, Hawkesworth, Heseltine, Hinchcliffe, Abid Hussain, Arshad Hussain, H Hussain, K Hussain, S Hussain, T Hussain, Iqbal, Jabar, Jamil, Johnson, H Khan, I Khan, Lal, Lee, Love, Mohammed, Morris, Mullaney, Naylor, Nazir, Peart, Pennington, M Pollard, N Pollard, Poulsen, Pullen, Reid, Riaz, Rickard, Ross-Shaw, Sajawal, Salam, Senior, Shabbir, Shafiq, Shaheen, Sharp, M Slater, V Slater, B M Smith, D Smith, Stelling, Stubbs, J Sunderland, R Sunderland, Swallow, Tait, Thirkill, Thornton, Townend, Warburton, Ward, Watson and Whiteley.

Licences - Bacon, B M Smith, D Smith and J Sunderland.

Corporate Tenancies – L Cromie

 

The following personal declarations were received:

 

Members with a spouse, partner or close relative in the employment of the Council

Councillors A Ahmed, Amran, Brown, Dodds, Ellis, Hawkesworth, H Hussain, T Hussain, Iqbal, I Khan, Lal, Love, Morris, Nazir, Pennington, Riaz, Ross-Shaw, Salam, Shabbir, Shafiq, M Slater, V Slater, Swallow, Tait, Townend and Ward

 

Members employed by or who have a spouse, partner or close relative employed by a voluntary organisation/public body funded by the Council

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97.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Adrian Tumber – 01274 432435)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 January 2018 be signed as a correct record. 

 

ACTION:       City Solicitor

98.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors P Cromie, Imran Hussain, Mallinson, Miller, Shaw and Wainwright.

99.

WRITTEN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE LORD MAYOR (Standing Order 4)

(To be circulated before the meeting).

Minutes:

APPOINTMENT OF CIVIC AFFAIRS MANAGER

 

The appointment of Dawn Lowe to the post of Civic Affairs Manager was announced.

 

NATIONAL HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION DAY

 

The Lord Mayor had been honoured to host the National Holocaust Commemoration Day in the Banqueting Hall, City Hall, on 26 January 2018. The event commemorated the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides. Representatives were invited to light candles and bear witness on behalf of faith groups, modern day genocide victims, disabled people, trade unions, lesbian, gay and bisexual people and other victims not represented.

 

PUBLISHERS PUBLICITY CIRCLE HONOURS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER FOR BRADFORD LIBRARIES

 

Congratulations were placed on record  to Dionne Hood, Development Officer for Bradford Libraries who had been awarded the prestigious national ‘Librarian of the Year’ award by the Publishers Publicity Circle.

 

LGBT HISTORY MONTH – FEBRUARY 2018

 

The Lord Mayor was honoured to be invited to deliver the opening speech and raise a flag at City Hall to officially open the LGBT+ History Month on 1 February 2018. Along with local partners, Bradford Council had put together a month of entertainment, education and discussion activities in recognition of the valued LGBT community.

 

SUFFRAGETTE VOTE LANDMARK REMEMBERED

An event celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage and the role this District has played in the movement was held on 5 February 2018. The City Hall launch event marked the start of a year of celebrations marking the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time.

 

100.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Adrian Tumber - 01274 432435)

 

Minutes:

There were no restricted documents.

 

101.

MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES AND JOINT COMMITTEES (Standing Order 4)

To consider any further motions (i) to appoint members to a Committee or a Joint Committee; or (ii) to appoint Chairs or Deputy Chairs of Committees (excluding Area Committees). 

 

Minutes:

There were no changes to the membership of committees.

 

102.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE - BUDGET 2018/19 AND 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

The Executive at its meeting on 20 February 2018 will make recommendations to Council on the Budget for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

 

The following reports are submitted: 

 

 

(i)         The Council’s Revenue Estimates for 2018/19

 

The report of the Assistant Director Finance and Procurement provides details of the Council’s Revenue Estimates for 2018/19 and 2019/20 (Document “P”).

 

                                                                        (Tom Caselton – 01274 434472)

 

(ii)        Allocation of the Schools’ Budget 2018/19 Financial Year

 

The report of the Assistant Director Finance and Procurement presents and seeks approval of the recommendations of the Schools Forum in allocating the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2018/19 (Executive Document “BA”).

 

                                                                        (Andrew Redding – 01274 432678)

 

(iii)       The Council’s Capital Investment Plan for 2018/19 Onwards

 

The report of the Assistant Director Finance and Procurement proposes the Capital Investment Plan for 2018/19 to 2021/22 (Executive Document “BB”).

 

                                                                        (James Hopwood – 01274 432882)

                                   

(iv)       2018/19 Budget Proposals and Forecast Reserves - Section 151 Officer Assessment

 

The report of the Assistant Director Finance and Procurement (Document “Q”) sets out the S151 Officer’s assessment of the proposed budget for the financial year 2018/19, the adequacy of the forecast level of reserves and associated risks.           

                                                                                               

(Andrew Crookham – 01274 433656)

 

(v)        Consultation Feedback and Equality Assessments for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Council budget proposals 

 

The report of the Assistant Director, Office of the Chief Executive, appendices and addenda provide feedback from the public engagement and consultation programme and sets out a summary of the equality assessments carried out on the Executive’s Budget proposals for 2018/19 and 2019/20 (Executive Document “AV”). There is particular reference to the Council’s responsibilities under equality legislation to enable the Council to have due regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty when considering the Executive’s recommendations to Council on a budget for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

 

                                                                        (Kathryn Jones – 01274 433664)

 

(vi)       Interim Trade Union Feedback on the Executive’s Budget Proposals for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Council Budget

 

The report of the Interim Director of Human Resources, appendices and addenda provide interim feedback from the Council’s Trade Unions on the Executive’s budget proposals for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Council budget (Executive Document “AW”).

 

                                                                        (Michelle Moverley – 01274 437883)

 

Note

 

In view of the short timescale between the Executive on 22 February and the meeting of Council on 24 February the budget recommendations from the Executive to Council will be e-mailed to all Members of Council following the Executive on 22 February and will be published on the Council’s website at www.bradford.gov.uk . The recommendations will also be circulated at this meeting of Council.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Previous references:  Executive, Minutes 85, 87-88, 95 to 102 (2017/2018)

 

The Executive met on 6 and 20 February 2018 to make recommendations to Council on the Budget for 2018/19 and 2019/20.  The following reports were submitted:

 

(i)         The Council’s Revenue Estimates for 2018/19 and 2019/20

 

The report of the Assistant Director Finance and Procurement provided details of the Council’s Revenue Estimates for 2018/19 and 2019/20 (Document “P”).

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(ii)        Allocation of the Schools’ Budget 2018/19 Financial Year

 

The report of the Assistant Director Finance and Procurement presented and sought approval of the recommendations of the Schools Forum in allocating the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2018/19 (Executive Document “BA”).

 

(iii)       The Council’s Capital Investment Plan for 2018/19 Onwards

 

The report of the Assistant Director Finance and Procurement proposed the programme of capital expenditure for 2018/19 onwards (Executive Document “BB”).

 

(iv)      2018/19 Budget Proposals and Forecast Reserves Section 151 Officer’s Assessment

 

The report of the Assistant Director Finance and Procurement sets out the S151 Officer’s assessment of the proposed budget for the financial year 2018/19, the adequacy of the forecast reserves and associated risks (Document “Q”).

 

 (v)       Consultation Feedback and Equality Assessments for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Council budget proposals 

 

The report of the Assistant Director, Office of the Chief Executive, appendices and addenda provided feedback from the public engagement and consultation programme and set out a summary of the equality assessments carried out on the Executive’s Budget proposals for 2018/19 and 2019/20 (Executive Document “AV”). There was particular reference to the Council’s responsibilities under Equality legislation to enable the Council to have due regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty when considering the Executive’s recommendations to Council on a budget for 2018/19 and 2019/20.

 

(vi)       Trade Union Feedback on the Executive’s Budget Proposals for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Council Budget

 

The report of the Interim Director of Human Resources, appendices and addenda provided feedback from the Council’s Trade Unions on the Executive’s budget proposals for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 Council budget (Executive Document “AW”)

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An amendment to the Executive’s recommendations was moved by Councillor Cooke. The S151 Officer provided an assessment of the amendment contained in Document “R”. The amendment was defeated.

 

In accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 a recorded vote was taken on Councillor Cooke’s amendment and the Council voted as follows: 

 

For the Amendment (18)

Ali

Barker

Brown

Cooke

Davies

 

Ellis

Gibbons

Heseltine

Pennington

M Pollard

 

Poulsen

Riaz

Rickard

Senior

 

B M Smith

D Smith

Townend

Whiteley

Against the Amendment (61)

A Ahmed

R Ahmed

Akhtar

Amran

Azam

Bacon

Berry

Dodds

Duffy

Dunbar

Engel

Farley

Fear

Ferriby

Green

Greenwood

Griffiths

Hawkesworth

Hinchcliffe

Arshad Hussain

Hawarun Hussain

Khadim Hussain

Shabir Hussain

Tariq Hussain

Iqbal

Jabar

Jamil

Johnson

H Khan

I Khan

Lal

 

Lee

Love

Mohammed

Mullaney

Naylor

Nazir

Peart

N Pollard

Pullen

Reid

Ross-Shaw

Salam

Shabbir

Shafiq

Shaheen

 

Sharp

M Slater

V Slater

Stelling

Stubbs

J Sunderland

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