Agenda

Executive
Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford

Contact: Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

A. PROCEDURAL ITEMS

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(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)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(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 are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

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

 

2.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jill Bell - 01274 434580)

 

3.

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. 

 

(Jill Bell - 01274 434580)

4.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE

To note any recommendations to the Executive that may be the subject of report to a future meeting.  (Schedule to be tabled at the meeting). 

 

 (Jill Bell - 01274 434580)

 

B. STRATEGIC ITEMS

LEADER OF COUNCIL & CORPORATE

(Councillor Hinchcliffe)

5.

THE COUNCIL'S REVENUE ESTIMATES FOR 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

The report of the Director of Finance (Document “AZ”) provides Members with details of the Council’s Revenue Estimates for 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL -

 

Executive is asked to approve the recommendations set out in 8.1 to 8.6 Document “AZ”

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee)     

 

(Tom Castleton – 01274 434472)

 

6.

ALLOCATION OF THE SCHOOLS BUDGET 2019/20 FINANCIAL YEAR pdf icon PDF 189 KB

The report of the Director of Finance (Document “BA”) seeks Executive approval of the recommendations of Bradford’s Schools Forum in allocating the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2019/20 and subsequent recommendation to Full Council.

 

 

Recommended that the Executive asks Council to:

 

 

a)    Accept and approve the proposals from the Schools Forum for the allocation of the 2019/20 DSG as set out in Document BA.

 

b)   Approve the total amount of £551.819m to be appropriated in respect of all schools covered by the Bradford Scheme for the Local Management of Schools, so as to establish the Individual Schools Budget for 2019/20.

 

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

(Andrew Redding – 01274 432678)

 

Additional documents:

7.

THE COUNCIL'S CAPITAL INVESTMENT PLAN FOR 2019-20 ONWARDS pdf icon PDF 205 KB

The report of the Director of Finance (Document “BB” ) presents the Capital Investment Plan for 2019-20 to 2022-23.

Recommended -

 

That the Executive requests Council to approve that :

 

a)    The Capital Investment Plan as set out at Appendix 1 to Document “BB” is adopted. Commitments against reserve schemes and contingencies can only be made after a business case has been assessed by the Project Appraisal Group and approved by Executive.

 

b)   Approve the following capital expenditure schemes:

 

·         £2m Property Programme to maintain Council assets, subject to final Project Appraisal Group appraisal.

·         £1.961m for the restoration of the former Sugden End Landfill Site.

 

c)    The Chief Executive, Strategic Directors and Directors enter into commitments on capital schemes within the Capital Investment Plan subject to approval of business cases by Executive up to the approved amounts each year except that, where it is indicated that schemes are funded or partly funded from specific resources such as capital grants or contributions, revenue or capital receipts, the approved amount will be subject to the securing of those resources and be adjusted to reflect the amounts actually received.

 

d)   Where necessary, the payments arising under the Capital Investment Plan are met from loans.

 

e)    In order to provide the flexibility necessary to manage effectively the Capital Investment Plan, the Chief Executive, Strategic Directors and Directors be specifically empowered to advance or defer approved schemes subject to consultation with the Director of Finance and the availability of resources.

 

f)     Additional capital schemes shall only commence where the scheme is wholly funded from specific resources on the approval of the Director of Finance in accordance with Financial Regulations. Also the Section 151 Officer be granted delegated powers up to the authorised limit to approve new schemes subject to Executive approval and taking into account latest revenue budget projections.

 

g)   The Borrowing Limits and Prudential Indicators as set out in Appendix 2 to Document “BB” are adopted by the Council. 

 

h)   The Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) policy as set out in paragraph 6 of Document “BB” be approved.

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

(James Hopwood – 01274 432882)

 

8.

2019/20 BUDGET PROPOSALS AND FORECAST RESERVES - S151 OFFICER ASSESSMENT pdf icon PDF 206 KB

This report of the Director of Finance (Document “BC”) assesses the robustness of the proposed budget for 2019/20, the adequacy of forecast levels of reserves and associated risks. 

 

It concludes that the estimates are sufficiently robust for the Council to set the budget.  It also concludes that the General Fund and unallocated reserves should be maintained at their current levels over the period of the financial strategy to ensure the continued financial resilience of the Council.

 

 

Recommended –

 

(1)          That Members have regard to this report in setting the budget, and in particular note the conclusions that:

 

  • the estimates presented to Council are sufficiently robust

 

  • the reserves are adequate for the 2019/20 proposed budget

 

·         the projected corporate reserves, on current estimates, are adequate in the medium term, subject to the implementation of the rest of the proposed financial plan and identification of further proposals to mitigate the projected structural gap of £20-25m.

 

(2)          As with all budgets there is the potential for amendments to be proposed/agreed which could change the overall package of proposals. In that respect, it should be highlighted that this statement would be amended or added to if a decision was proposed that lead to the Council’s reserves falling below their recommended level. In addition, any other amendments would be considered against the scale of the overall budget and depending upon the extent and nature, may result in a revised statement.

 

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

(Andrew Crookham – 01274 433656)

 

 

 

9.

CONSULTATION FEEDBACK AND EQUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR THE 2019-20 AND 2020-21 COUNCIL BUDGET PROPOSALS SECOND ADDENDUM TO DOCUMENT "AR"

The Chief Executive will submit a Second Addendum if any – (To be

tabled) to the report presented to the meeting of Executive on 5

February 2019 (Document “AR”), which provides additional feedback

received 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 2019-20 and 2020-21.

 

Recommended –

 

That in accordance with Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, the

Executive has regard to the information contained in Document

“AR”, the appendices and equality assessments to that report and

the First Addendum presented to Executive on 5 February 2019,

together with the information contained in this Second Addendum

when considering the recommendations to make to the Council

on a budget for 2019-20 and 2020-21 on 21 February 2019.

 

(Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Kathryn Jones – 01274 433664)

 

10.

INTERIM TRADE UNION FEEDBACK ON THE COUNCIL'S BUDGET PROPOSALS FOR THE 2019/20 AND 2020/21 COUNCIL BUDGET SECOND ADDENDUM TO DOCUMENT AS

The Director of Human Resources will submit an Addendum

(to be tabled at the meeting) to the report presented to the meeting of

Executive on 5 February 2018 (Document “AS”), which provides

further feedback from the Council’s Trade Unions on the Council’s

budget proposals for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Council Budget for

consideration by Executive.

 

Recommended –

 

That Executive has regard to the further feedback received from the Council’s Trade Unions contained in the addendum presented (Document “AS” Second Addendum) together with the information contained in the Report, appendices and First Addendum presented to Executive on 5 February 2019 (Document “AS”) when considering its recommendations to Council on the Council’s budget for the financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

(Corporate Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee) 

                                                                                         

                                                            (Michelle Moverley – 01274 437883)