Agenda item

RECOMMENDATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE - BUDGET 2019/20 AND 2020/21

The Executive at its meeting on 19 February 2019 will make recommendations to Council on the Budget for 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

The following reports are submitted: 

 

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

 

The report of the Director of Finance provides details of the Council’s Revenue Estimates for 2019/20 and proposals for 2020/21 (Document “U”). This report may require updating following the meeting of the Executive on 19 February 2019.

 

                                                            (Tom Caselton – 01274 434472)

 

(ii)        Allocation of the Schools’ Budget 2019/20 Financial Year

 

The report of the Director of Finance presents and seeks approval of the recommendations of the Schools Forum in allocating the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2019/20 (Executive Document “BA”).

 

                                                            (Andrew Redding – 01274 432678)

 

(iii)       The Council’s Capital Investment Plan for 2019/20 to 2022/23

 

The report of the Director of Finance proposes the Capital Investment Plan for 2019/20 to 2022/23 (Executive Document “BB”). This report may require updating following the meeting of the Executive on 19 February 2019.

 

                        (Lynsey Simenton/James Hopwood – 01274 434232/2882)

                                   

(iv)       2019/20 Budget Proposals and Forecast Reserves - Section 151 Officer Assessment

 

The report of the Director of Finance (Executive Document “BC”) sets out the S151 Officer’s assessment of the proposed budget for the financial year 2019/20, the adequacy of the forecast level of reserves and associated risks. The assessment of the Executive’s recommendations to Council on the budget may require updating following the meeting of the Executive on 19 February 2019.          

                                                           

(Andrew Crookham – 01274 433656)

 

(v)        Consultation Feedback and Equality Assessments for the 2019/20 Council Budget and proposals for the 2020/21 Council budget 

 

The report of the Assistant Director, Office of the Chief Executive, appendices and addendum 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 2019/20 and 2020/21 (Executive Document “AR”). 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 2019/20 and proposals for 2020/21 budget.

 

                                                            (Kathryn Jones – 01274 433664)

 

(vi)       Interim Trade Union Feedback on the Council’s Budget Proposals for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Council Budget

 

The report of the Director of Human Resources and appendices provide interim feedback from the Council’s Trade Unions on the Council’s budget proposals for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Council budget (Executive Document “AS”).

 

                                                            (Michelle Moverley – 01274 437883)

 

 

Note

 

In view of the short timescale between the Executive on 19 February and the meeting of Council on 21 February the budget recommendations from the Executive to Council will be e-mailed to all Members of Council following the Executive on 19 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.

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)       The Council’s Revenue Estimates for 2019/20  

1.1       REVENUE ESTIMATES 2018/19

 

              (a)     That the Base Revenue Forecast of £384.022m for 2019/20 as set out in Document “U” (Revenue Estimates) be approved.

 

(b)      That Document “U” and the consequent net reduction in investments of £0.947m in 2019/20 be approved.

 

(c)       That Document “U” and the service savings and additional income of £23.164m in 2019/20 be approved.

 

(d)       That it be noted that within the revenue budget there is a net use of  £1.460m to revenue reserves in 2019/20.

 

(e)       That Document “U” and the service savings proposals for 2020/21 be approved, requiring the Chief Executive, Strategic Directors and Directors to take necessary action during 2019/20 to ensure those savings are fully achievable for 2020/21.

 

(f)   That the comments of Director of Finance set out in Document “V” on the robustness of the estimates and the adequacy of reserves taking account of the recommendations made at  1(a) to (e) above be noted.

1.2       PROPOSED COUNCIL TAX 2019/20

 

            That it be noted that the projected council tax base and expenditure forecasts outlined in the report together with the 2019/20 resources and the budget variations approved at 1.1(b) and 1.1(c) above produce a proposed Band D council tax of £1,373.07 for 2019/20.

1.3      PAYMENT DATES FOR COUNCIL TAX AND NATIONAL NON-DOMESTIC RATES

 

            That the first instalment date for payment of National Non-Domestic Rates and Council Tax shall be specified by the s151 Officer.

1.4       DELEGATION TO OFFICERS

 

            That for the avoidance of doubt and without prejudice to any of the powers contained in Article 14 of Part 2 of the Council's Constitution on the Function of Officers, the s151 Officer shall have full delegated powers to act on behalf of the Council on all matters relating to the Council Tax, Non-Domestic Rates and Accounts Receivable Debtors including (without prejudice to the generality of the delegation) entry into the 75% business rate pilot, assessments, determinations, recovery, enforcement and, in accordance with the statutory scheme, full delegated powers to act on behalf of the Council with regard to all aspects of the granting of Discretionary and Hardship Rate Relief to qualifying ratepayers.

1.5       PREPARATION OF ACCOUNTS

 

           (a)         That in preparing the Final Accounts for 2018/19, the s151 Officer be empowered to take appropriate steps to secure the best advantage for the Council's financial position.

           (b)         That the s151 Officer be empowered to deal with items which involve the transfer of net spending between the financial years 2018/19 and 2019/20 in a manner which secures the best advantage for the Council's financial position.

           (c)         That the s151 Officer report any action taken in pursuance of 5(a) and 5(b) above when reporting on the Final Accounts for 2018/19.

 

1.6         COUNCIL TAX REQUIREMENT 2019/20

 

          (a)     That the council tax base figures for 2019/20 calculated by the Executive at its meeting on 8 January 2019 in respect of the whole of the Council’s area and individual parish and town council areas be noted.

 

(b)     That the only special items for 2019/20 under Section 35 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 are local parish and town council precepts and no expenses are to be treated as special expenses under Section 35(1) (b) of that Act.

 

(c)    That the Council Tax Requirement, excluding parish and town council precepts, be calculated as follows:

 

Gross expenditure

£1,167,173,936

Income

£969,719,400

Council Tax requirement

£197,454,536

Council tax base

142,200

Basic amount of council tax

£1,388.57

Adjustment in respect of parish and town council precepts

£  15.50

Basic amount excluding parish and town councils

£1,373.07

 

(d) That the precepts of parish and town councils be noted and the resulting basic council tax amounts for particular areas of the Council be calculated as follows:

 

Parish or Town Council Area

Local Precept

Council Tax Base

Parish/Town Council Tax

Whole Area Council Tax

Basic Council Tax Amount

 

£

 

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addingham

98,800

1,738

  56.85

1,373.07

1,429.92

Baildon

282,500

6,278

  45.00

1,373.07

1,418.07

Bingley

172,540

8,627

  20.00

1,373.07

1,393.07

Burley

201,442

2,983

  67.53

1,373.07

1,440.60

Clayton

60,474

2,407

  25.12

1,373.07

1,398.19

Cullingworth

30,424

1,221

  24.92

1,373.07

1,397.99

Denholme

38,230

1,137

  33.62

1,373.07

1,406.69

Harden

28,700

820

  35.00

1,373.07

1,408.07

Haworth, Crossroads and Stanbury

84,048

2,267

  37.07

1,373.07

1,410.14

Ilkley

330,615

7,095

  46.60

1,373.07

1,419.67

Keighley

506,137

15,010

  33.72

1,373.07

1,406.79

Menston

117,774

2,181

  54.00

1,373.07

1,427.07

Oxenhope

30,480

1,016

  30.00

1,373.07

1,403.07

Sandy Lane

15,876

882

  18.00

1,373.07

1,391.07

Silsden

76,792

2,942

  26.10

1,373.07

1,399.17

Steeton with Eastburn

57,862

1,717

  33.70

1,373.07

1,406.77

Wilsden

53,502

1,745

  30.66

1,373.07

1,403.73

Wrose

17,740

2,087

   8.50

1,373.07

1,381.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total of all local precepts

2,203,936

62,153

 

 

 

                       

 

(e)  That the council tax amounts for dwellings in different valuation bands in respect of the Council’s budget requirement, taking into account parish and town council precepts applicable to only part of the Council’s area, be calculated as follows:

 

 

Council Tax Amount for Each Valuation Band

 

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

All parts of the Council’s area other than those below

 915.38

1,067.94

1,220.51

1,373.07

1,678.20

1,983.32

2,288.45

2,746.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parish and town council areas of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addingham

 953.28

1,112.16

1,271.04

1,429.92

1,747.68

2,065.44

2,383.20

2,859.84

Baildon

 945.38

1,102.94

1,260.51

1,418.07

1,733.20

2,048.32

2,363.45

2,836.14

Bingley

 928.71

1,083.50

1,238.28

1,393.07

1,702.64

2,012.21

2,321.78

2,786.14

Burley

 960.40

1,120.47

1,280.53

1,440.60

1,760.73

2,080.87

2,401.00

2,881.20

Clayton

 932.13

1,087.48

1,242.84

1,398.19

1,708.90

2,019.61

2,330.32

2,796.38

Cullingworth

 931.99

1,087.33

1,242.66

1,397.99

1,708.65

2,019.32

2,329.98

2,795.98

Denholme

 937.79

1,094.09

1,250.39

1,406.69

1,719.29

2,031.89

2,344.48

2,813.38

Harden

 938.71

1,095.17

1,251.62

1,408.07

1,720.97

2,033.88

2,346.78

2,816.14

Haworth, Crossroads and Stanbury

 940.09

1,096.78

1,253.46

1,410.14

1,723.50

2,036.87

2,350.23

2,820.28

Ilkley

 946.45

1,104.19

1,261.93

1,419.67

1,735.15

2,050.63

2,366.12

2,839.34

Keighley

 937.86

1,094.17

1,250.48

1,406.79

1,719.41

2,032.03

2,344.65

2,813.58

Menston

 951.38

1,109.94

1,268.51

1,427.07

1,744.20

2,061.32

2,378.45

2,854.14

Oxenhope

 935.38

1,091.28

1,247.17

1,403.07

1,714.86

2,026.66

2,338.45

2,806.14

Sandy Lane

 927.38

1,081.94

1,236.51

1,391.07

1,700.20

2,009.32

2,318.45

2,782.14

Silsden

 932.78

1,088.24

1,243.71

1,399.17

1,710.10

2,021.02

2,331.95

2,798.34

Steeton with Eastburn

 937.85

1,094.15

1,250.46

1,406.77

1,719.39

2,032.00

2,344.62

2,813.54

Wilsden

 935.82

1,091.79

1,247.76

1,403.73

1,715.67

2,027.61

2,339.55

2,807.46

Wrose

 921.05

1,074.55

1,228.06

1,381.57

1,688.59

1,995.60

2,302.62

2,763.14

 

 

(f)    That it be noted that for the year 2019/20 the Police Crime and Commissioner and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (WYFRA) have issued the following precepts.

Precept

Council Tax Amount for Each Valuation Band

Amount

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority *

9,184,700

43.06

50.24

57.41

64.59

78.94

93.30

107.65

129.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire

26,584,290

124.63

145.41

166.18

186.95

228.49

270.04

311.58

373.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(g)  That having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at (e) and (f) above, the Council set the following amounts of council tax for 2019/20 in each of the categories of dwellings shown below:

 

 

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

All parts of the Council’s area other than those below

1,083.07

1,263.59

1,444.10

1,624.61

1,985.63

2,346.66

2,707.68

3,249.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parish and town council areas of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addingham

1,120.97

1,307.81

1,494.63

1,681.46

2,055.11

2,428.78

2,802.43

3,362.92

Baildon

1,113.07

1,298.59

1,484.10

1,669.61

2,040.63

2,411.66

2,782.68

3,339.22

Bingley

1,096.40

1,279.15

1,461.87

1,644.61

2,010.07

2,375.55

2,741.01

3,289.22

Burley

1,128.09

1,316.12

1,504.12

1,692.14

2,068.16

2,444.21

2,820.23

3,384.28

Clayton

1,099.82

1,283.13

1,466.43

1,649.73

2,016.33

2,382.95

2,749.55

3,299.46

Cullingworth

1,099.68

1,282.98

1,466.25

1,649.53

2,016.08

2,382.66

2,749.21

3,299.06

Denholme

1,105.48

1,289.74

1,473.98

1,658.23

2,026.72

2,395.23

2,763.71

3,316.46

Harden

1,106.40

1,290.82

1,475.21

1,659.61

2,028.40

2,397.22

2,766.01

3,319.22

Haworth, Crossroads and Stanbury

1,107.78

1,292.43

1,477.05

1,661.68

2,030.93

2,400.21

2,769.46

3,323.36

Ilkley

1,114.14

1,299.84

1,485.52

1,671.21

2,042.58

2,413.97

2,785.35

3,342.42

Keighley

1,105.55

1,289.82

1,474.07

1,658.33

2,026.84

2,395.37

2,763.88

3,316.66

Menston

1,119.07

1,305.59

1,492.10

1,678.61

2,051.63

2,424.66

2,797.68

3,357.22

Oxenhope

1,103.07

1,286.93

1,470.76

1,654.61

2,022.29

2,390.00

2,757.68

3,309.22

Sandy Lane

 

1,095.07

1,277.59

1,460.10

1,642.61

2,007.63

2,372.66

2,737.68

3,285.22

Silsden

1,100.47

1,283.89

1,467.30

1,650.71

2,017.53

2,384.36

2,751.18

3,301.42

Steeton with Eastburn

1,105.54

1,289.80

1,474.05

1,658.31

2,026.82

2,395.34

2,763.85

3,316.62

Wilsden

1,103.51

1,287.44

1,471.35

1,655.27

2,023.10

2,390.95

2,758.78

3,310.54

Wrose

1,088.74

1,270.20

1,451.65

1,633.11

1,996.02

2,358.94

2,721.85

3,266.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(h)  That Council notes the movement in Band D equivalent charges for 2019/20 over 2018/19 as set out in the table below.

 

 

Council Tax 2019-20

Council Tax 2018-19

Percentage change 2019-20 on 2018-19

 

Band D Equivalent

Band D Equivalent

 

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

1,373.07

1,333.21

2.99%

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

64.59

62.72

 2.99%

West Yorkshire Police Authority

186.95

162.95

14.7%

 

 

 

 

Local (Parish Council) Precepts:

 

 

 

Addingham

56.85

57.47

-1.1%

Baildon

45.00

31.70

41.9%

Bingley

20.00

16.31

22.6%

Burley

67.53

65.00

3.9%

Clayton

25.12

22.56

11.3%

Cullingworth

24.92

24.64

1.1%

Denholme

33.62

28.41

18.3%

Harden

35.00

25.00

40.0%

Haworth etc

37.07

26.63

39.2%

Ilkley

46.60

40.39

 15.4%

Keighley

33.72

33.72

 0.0%

Menston

54.00

54.00

 0.0%

Oxenhope

30.00

27.00

11.1%

Sandy Lane

18.00

17.79

1.2%

Silsden

26.10

25.89

 0.8%

Steeton/ Eastburn

33.70

30.00

12.3%

Wilsden

30.66

29.72

3.2%

Wrose

8.50

7.50

13.3%

 

 

 

 

 

* The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority will be setting their precept on Thursday 21 February 2019]. The amount shown in the above table is the estimated precept based on a 2.99% increase.If the precept set by WYFRA is different to the estimate contained in this report Members will be subsequently advised accordingly and the tax tables duly amended.

 

 (2)      ALLOCATION OF THE SCHOOLS BUDGET 2019/20 FINANCIAL YEAR

 

2.1      That the proposals from the Schools Forum for the allocation of the 2019/20 DSG as set out in Executive Document “BA” be accepted and approved.

 

2.2       That 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 be approved.

 

(3)       THE COUNCIL'S CAPITAL INVESTMENT PLAN FOR 2019/20 ONWARDS

 

            It be approved that:

 

a)    The Capital Investment Plan as set out at Appendix 1 to Executive 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 effectively manage 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 Executive Document “BB” are adopted by the Council. 

 

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

 

(4)       2019/20 BUDGET PROPOSALS AND FORECAST RESERVES - S151 OFFICER'S ASSESSMENT

 

4.1      That Members had regard to the report (Document “V”) 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.

 

4.2      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.

 

(5)       CONSULTATION FEEDBACK AND EQUALITY ASSESSMENTS FOR THE 2019/20 AND 2020/21 COUNCIL BUDGET PROPOSALS

 

That in accordance with Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, the Council had regard to the information contained in Executive Document “AR”, the appendices and equality assessments to that report and the Addendum presented to Executive on 5 February 2019, when considering the Executive’s recommendations on a budget for 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

(6)       INTERIM TRADE UNION FEEDBACK ON THE COUNCIL'S BUDGET PROPOSALS FOR THE 2019/20 AND 2020/21 COUNCIL BUDGET

 

That Council had regard to the feedback received from the Council’s Trade Unions contained in Executive Document “AS”, appendices and First Addendum presented to Executive on 5 February 2019 and the Second Addendum presented to the Executive on 19 February 2019 when considering the Executive’s recommendations on the Council’s budget for the financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

ACTION:        Director of Finance

Minutes:

The Executive met on 5 and 19 February 2019 to make recommendations to Council on the Budget for 2019/20 and 2020/21.  The following reports were submitted:

 

(i)         The Council’s Revenue Estimates for 2019/20 and 2020/21

 

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

.             

(ii)        Allocation of the Schools’ Budget 2019/20 Financial Year

 

The report of the Director of Finance presented and sought approval of the recommendations of the Schools Forum in allocating the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2019/20 (Executive Document “BA”).

 

(iii)       The Council’s Capital Investment Plan for 2019/20 to 2022/23

 

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

 

(iv)      2019/20 Budget Proposals and Forecast Reserves Section 151 Officer Assessment

 

The report of the Director of Finance sets out the S151 Officer’s assessment of the proposed budget for the financial year 2019/20, the adequacy of the forecast level of reserves and associated risks (Document “V”).

 

 (v)       Consultation Feedback and Equality Assessments for the 2019/20 Council Budget and proposals for the 2020/21 Council budget 

 

The report of the Assistant Director, Office of the Chief Executive, appendices and addendum 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 2019/20 and 2020/21 (Executive Document “AR”). 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 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

(vi)       Interim Trade Union Feedback on the Executive’s Budget Proposals for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Council Budget

 

The report of the Director of Human Resources, appendices and addenda provided interim feedback from the Council’s Trade Unions on the Executive’s budget proposals for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 Council budget (Executive Document “AS”)

.

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

 

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

 

For the Amendment (17)

Barker

Brown

Cooke

Davies

Ellis

 

Gibbons

Herd

Heseltine

M Pollard

 

Poulsen

Rickard

Shaw

B M Smith

 

D Smith

Townend

Whitaker

Whiteley

Against the Amendment (56)

A Ahmed

Akhtar

Amran

Azam

Bacon

Berry

Cromie

Dodds

Duffy

Dunbar

Engel

Farley

Ferriby

Firth

Godwin

Green

Greenwood

Hinchcliffe

Abid Hussain

Arshad Hussain

Kamran Hussain

Khadim Hussain

Tariq Hussain

Iqbal

Jabar

Jamil

Jenkins

Johnson

 

H Khan

I Khan

S Khan

Lal

Lee

Love

Mir

Mohammed

Mullaney

Naylor

Nazir

Peart

Ross-Shaw

Sajawal

 

Salam

Shabbir

Shafiq

Shaheen

Slater

Swallow

Tait

Thirkill

Thornton

Wainwright

Warburton

Warnes

Watson

Wood

Abstentions (11)

The Lord Mayor

R Ahmed

Griffiths

 

Hawkesworth

Humphreys

N Pollard

Reid

Stubbs

J Sunderland

 

R Sunderland

Ward

 

 

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

 

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

 

For the Amendment (2)

Love

Warnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Against the Amendment (70)

A Ahmed

Akhtar

Amran

Azam

Bacon

Barker

Berry

Brown

Cooke

Cromie

Davies

Dodds

Duffy

Dunbar

Ellis

Engel

Farley

Ferriby

 

Firth

Gibbons

Godwin

Green

Greenwood

Hawkesworth

Herd

Heseltine

Hinchcliffe

Abid Hussain

Arshad Hussain

KamranHussain

Tariq Hussain

Iqbal

Jabar

Jamil

Jenkins

Johnson

 

H Khan

I Khan

S Khan

Lal

Lee

Mir

Mohammed

Mullaney

Naylor

Nazir

Peart

M Pollard

Poulsen

Rickard

Ross-Shaw

Salam

Shabbir

Shafiq

Shaheen

Shaw

Slater

B M Smith

D Smith

Swallow

Tait

Thirkill

Thornton

Townend

Wainwright

Warburton

Watson

Whitaker

Whiteley

Wood

Abstentions (12)

The Lord Mayor

R Ahmed

Griffiths

 

Humphreys

Khadim Hussain

N Pollard

Reid

Sajawal

Stubbs

 

J Sunderland

R Sunderland

Ward

 

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

 

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

 

For the Amendment (2)

Hawkesworth

Naylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Against the Amendment (69)

A Ahmed

Akhtar

Amran

Azam

Bacon

Barker

Berry

Brown

Cooke

Davies

Dodds

Duffy

Dunbar

Engel

Ellis

Farley

Ferriby

Firth

Gibbons

Godwin

Green

Greenwood

Herd

Heseltine

Hinchcliffe

Abid Hussain

Arshad Hussain

Kamran Hussain

Tariq Hussain

Iqbal

Jabar

Jamil

Jenkins

Johnson

H Khan

 

I Khan

S Khan

Lal

Lee

Love

Mir

Mohammed

Mullaney

Nazir

Peart

M Pollard

Poulsen

Rickard

Shabbir

Shafiq

Shaheen

Shaw

 

Ross-Shaw

Salam

Slater

B M Smith

D Smith

Swallow

Tait

Thirkill

Thornton

Townend

Wainwright

Warburton

Warnes

Watson

Whitaker

Whiteley

Wood

 

Abstentions (13)

The Lord Mayor

R Ahmed

Cromie

Griffiths

 

Humphreys

Khadim Hussain

N Pollard

Reid

Sajawal

Stubbs

 

J Sunderland

R Sunderland

Ward

 

 

On the recommendation of the Executive it was,

 

Resolved -

 

(1)       The Council’s Revenue Estimates for 2019/20  

1.1       REVENUE ESTIMATES 2019/20

 

              (a)     That the Base Revenue Forecast of £384.022m for 2019/20 as set out in Document “U” (Revenue Estimates) be approved.

 

(b)      That Document “U” and the consequent net reduction in investments of £0.947m in 2019/20 be approved.

 

(c)       That Document “U” and the service savings and additional income of £23.164m in 2019/20 be approved.

 

(d)       That it be noted that within the revenue budget there is a net use of  £1.460m to revenue reserves in 2019/20.

 

(e)       That Document “U” and the service savings proposals for 2020/21 be approved, requiring the Chief Executive, Strategic Directors and Directors to take necessary action during 2019/20 to ensure those savings are fully achievable for 2020/21.

 

(f)   That the comments of Director of Finance set out in Document “V” on the robustness of the estimates and the adequacy of reserves taking account of the recommendations made at  1(a) to (e) above be noted.

1.2       PROPOSED COUNCIL TAX 2019/20

 

            That it be noted that the projected council tax base and expenditure forecasts outlined in the report together with the 2019/20 resources and the budget variations approved at 1.1(b) and 1.1(c) above produce a proposed Band D council tax of £1,373.07 for 2019/20.

1.3      PAYMENT DATES FOR COUNCIL TAX AND NATIONAL NON-DOMESTIC RATES

 

            That the first instalment date for payment of National Non-Domestic Rates and Council Tax shall be specified by the s151 Officer.

1.4       DELEGATION TO OFFICERS

 

            That for the avoidance of doubt and without prejudice to any of the powers contained in Article 14 of Part 2 of the Council's Constitution on the Function of Officers, the s151 Officer shall have full delegated powers to act on behalf of the Council on all matters relating to the Council Tax, Non-Domestic Rates and Accounts Receivable Debtors including (without prejudice to the generality of the delegation) entry into the 75% business rate pilot, assessments, determinations, recovery, enforcement and, in accordance with the statutory scheme, full delegated powers to act on behalf of the Council with regard to all aspects of the granting of Discretionary and Hardship Rate Relief to qualifying ratepayers.

1.5       PREPARATION OF ACCOUNTS

 

           (a)         That in preparing the Final Accounts for 2018/19, the s151 Officer be empowered to take appropriate steps to secure the best advantage for the Council's financial position.

           (b)         That the s151 Officer be empowered to deal with items which involve the transfer of net spending between the financial years 2018/19 and 2019/20 in a manner which secures the best advantage for the Council's financial position.

           (c)         That the s151 Officer report any action taken in pursuance of 5(a) and 5(b) above when reporting on the Final Accounts for 2018/19.

 

1.6         COUNCIL TAX REQUIREMENT 2019/20

 

          (a)     That the council tax base figures for 2019/20 calculated by the Executive at its meeting on 8 January 2019 in respect of the whole of the Council’s area and individual parish and town council areas be noted.

 

(b)     That the only special items for 2019/20 under Section 35 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 are local parish and town council precepts and no expenses are to be treated as special expenses under Section 35(1) (b) of that Act.

 

(c)    That the Council Tax Requirement, excluding parish and town council precepts, be calculated as follows:

 

Gross expenditure

£1,167,173,936

Income

£969,719,400

Council Tax requirement

£197,454,536

Council tax base

£142,200

Basic amount of council tax

£1,388.57

Adjustment in respect of parish and town council precepts

£  15.50

Basic amount excluding parish and town councils

£1,373.07

 

(d) That the precepts of parish and town councils be noted and the resulting basic council tax amounts for particular areas of the Council be calculated as follows:

 

Parish or Town Council Area

Local Precept

Council Tax Base

Parish/Town Council Tax

Whole Area Council Tax

Basic Council Tax Amount

 

£

 

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addingham

98,800

1,738

  56.85

1,373.07

1,429.92

Baildon

282,500

6,278

  45.00

1,373.07

1,418.07

Bingley

172,540

8,627

  20.00

1,373.07

1,393.07

Burley

201,442

2,983

  67.53

1,373.07

1,440.60

Clayton

60,474

2,407

  25.12

1,373.07

1,398.19

Cullingworth

30,424

1,221

  24.92

1,373.07

1,397.99

Denholme

38,230

1,137

  33.62

1,373.07

1,406.69

Harden

28,700

820

  35.00

1,373.07

1,408.07

Haworth, Crossroads and Stanbury

84,048

2,267

  37.07

1,373.07

1,410.14

Ilkley

330,615

7,095

  46.60

1,373.07

1,419.67

Keighley

506,137

15,010

  33.72

1,373.07

1,406.79

Menston

117,774

2,181

  54.00

1,373.07

1,427.07

Oxenhope

30,480

1,016

  30.00

1,373.07

1,403.07

Sandy Lane

15,876

882

  18.00

1,373.07

1,391.07

Silsden

76,792

2,942

  26.10

1,373.07

1,399.17

Steeton with Eastburn

57,862

1,717

  33.70

1,373.07

1,406.77

Wilsden

53,502

1,745

  30.66

1,373.07

1,403.73

Wrose

17,740

2,087

   8.50

1,373.07

1,381.57

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total of all local precepts

2,203,936

62,153

 

 

 

                       

 

(e)  That the council tax amounts for dwellings in different valuation bands in respect of the Council’s budget requirement, taking into account parish and town council precepts applicable to only part of the Council’s area, be calculated as follows:

 

 

Council Tax Amount for Each Valuation Band

 

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

All parts of the Council’s area other than those below

 915.38

1,067.94

1,220.51

1,373.07

1,678.20

1,983.32

2,288.45

2,746.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parish and town council areas of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addingham

 953.28

1,112.16

1,271.04

1,429.92

1,747.68

2,065.44

2,383.20

2,859.84

Baildon

 945.38

1,102.94

1,260.51

1,418.07

1,733.20

2,048.32

2,363.45

2,836.14

Bingley

 928.71

1,083.50

1,238.28

1,393.07

1,702.64

2,012.21

2,321.78

2,786.14

Burley

 960.40

1,120.47

1,280.53

1,440.60

1,760.73

2,080.87

2,401.00

2,881.20

Clayton

 932.13

1,087.48

1,242.84

1,398.19

1,708.90

2,019.61

2,330.32

2,796.38

Cullingworth

 931.99

1,087.33

1,242.66

1,397.99

1,708.65

2,019.32

2,329.98

2,795.98

Denholme

 937.79

1,094.09

1,250.39

1,406.69

1,719.29

2,031.89

2,344.48

2,813.38

Harden

 938.71

1,095.17

1,251.62

1,408.07

1,720.97

2,033.88

2,346.78

2,816.14

Haworth, Crossroads and Stanbury

 940.09

1,096.78

1,253.46

1,410.14

1,723.50

2,036.87

2,350.23

2,820.28

Ilkley

 946.45

1,104.19

1,261.93

1,419.67

1,735.15

2,050.63

2,366.12

2,839.34

Keighley

 937.86

1,094.17

1,250.48

1,406.79

1,719.41

2,032.03

2,344.65

2,813.58

Menston

 951.38

1,109.94

1,268.51

1,427.07

1,744.20

2,061.32

2,378.45

2,854.14

Oxenhope

 935.38

1,091.28

1,247.17

1,403.07

1,714.86

2,026.66

2,338.45

2,806.14

Sandy Lane

 927.38

1,081.94

1,236.51

1,391.07

1,700.20

2,009.32

2,318.45

2,782.14

Silsden

 932.78

1,088.24

1,243.71

1,399.17

1,710.10

2,021.02

2,331.95

2,798.34

Steeton with Eastburn

 937.85

1,094.15

1,250.46

1,406.77

1,719.39

2,032.00

2,344.62

2,813.54

Wilsden

 935.82

1,091.79

1,247.76

1,403.73

1,715.67

2,027.61

2,339.55

2,807.46

Wrose

 921.05

1,074.55

1,228.06

1,381.57

1,688.59

1,995.60

2,302.62

2,763.14

 

 

(f)    That it be noted that for the year 2019/20 the Police Crime and Commissioner and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority (WYFRA) have issued the following precepts.

Precept

Council Tax Amount for Each Valuation Band

Amount

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority *

9,184,700

43.06

50.24

57.41

64.59

78.94

93.30

107.65

129.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire

26,584,290

124.63

145.41

166.18

186.95

228.49

270.04

311.58

373.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(g)  That having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at (e) and (f) above, the Council set the following amounts of council tax for 2019/20 in each of the categories of dwellings shown below:

 

 

Band A

Band B

Band C

Band D

Band E

Band F

Band G

Band H

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

All parts of the Council’s area other than those below

1,083.07

1,263.59

1,444.10

1,624.61

1,985.63

2,346.66

2,707.68

3,249.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parish and town council areas of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addingham

1,120.97

1,307.81

1,494.63

1,681.46

2,055.11

2,428.78

2,802.43

3,362.92

Baildon

1,113.07

1,298.59

1,484.10

1,669.61

2,040.63

2,411.66

2,782.68

3,339.22

Bingley

1,096.40

1,279.15

1,461.87

1,644.61

2,010.07

2,375.55

2,741.01

3,289.22

Burley

1,128.09

1,316.12

1,504.12

1,692.14

2,068.16

2,444.21

2,820.23

3,384.28

Clayton

1,099.82

1,283.13

1,466.43

1,649.73

2,016.33

2,382.95

2,749.55

3,299.46

Cullingworth

1,099.68

1,282.98

1,466.25

1,649.53

2,016.08

2,382.66

2,749.21

3,299.06

Denholme

1,105.48

1,289.74

1,473.98

1,658.23

2,026.72

2,395.23

2,763.71

3,316.46

Harden

1,106.40

1,290.82

1,475.21

1,659.61

2,028.40

2,397.22

2,766.01

3,319.22

Haworth, Crossroads and Stanbury

1,107.78

1,292.43

1,477.05

1,661.68

2,030.93

2,400.21

2,769.46

3,323.36

Ilkley

1,114.14

1,299.84

1,485.52

1,671.21

2,042.58

2,413.97

2,785.35

3,342.42

Keighley

1,105.55

1,289.82

1,474.07

1,658.33

2,026.84

2,395.37

2,763.88

3,316.66

Menston

1,119.07

1,305.59

1,492.10

1,678.61

2,051.63

2,424.66

2,797.68

3,357.22

Oxenhope

1,103.07

1,286.93

1,470.76

1,654.61

2,022.29

2,390.00

2,757.68

3,309.22

Sandy Lane

 

1,095.07

1,277.59

1,460.10

1,642.61

2,007.63

2,372.66

2,737.68

3,285.22

Silsden

1,100.47

1,283.89

1,467.30

1,650.71

2,017.53

2,384.36

2,751.18

3,301.42

Steeton with Eastburn

1,105.54

1,289.80

1,474.05

1,658.31

2,026.82

2,395.34

2,763.85

3,316.62

Wilsden

1,103.51

1,287.44

1,471.35

1,655.27

2,023.10

2,390.95

2,758.78

3,310.54

Wrose

1,088.74

1,270.20

1,451.65

1,633.11

1,996.02

2,358.94

2,721.85

3,266.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(h)  That Council notes the movement in Band D equivalent charges for 2019/20 over 2018/19 as set out in the table below.

 

 

Council Tax 2019-20

Council Tax 2018-19

Percentage change 2019-20 on 2018-19

 

Band D Equivalent

Band D Equivalent

 

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

1,373.07

1,333.21

2.99%

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

64.59

62.72

 2.99%

West Yorkshire Police Authority

186.95

162.95

14.7%

 

 

 

 

Local (Parish Council) Precepts:

 

 

 

Addingham

56.85

57.47

-1.1%

Baildon

45.00

31.70

41.9%

Bingley

20.00

16.31

22.6%

Burley

67.53

65.00

3.9%

Clayton

25.12

22.56

11.3%

Cullingworth

24.92

24.64

1.1%

Denholme

33.62

28.41

18.3%

Harden

35.00

25.00

40.0%

Haworth etc

37.07

26.63

39.2%

Ilkley

46.60

40.39

 15.4%

Keighley

33.72

33.72

 0.0%

Menston

54.00

54.00

 0.0%

Oxenhope

30.00

27.00

11.1%

Sandy Lane

18.00

17.79

1.2%

Silsden

26.10

25.89

 0.8%

Steeton/ Eastburn

33.70

30.00

12.3%

Wilsden

30.66

29.72

3.2%

Wrose

8.50

7.50

13.3%

 

 

 

 

 

* The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority will be setting their precept on Thursday 21 February 2019]. The amount shown in the above table is the estimated precept based on a 2.99% increase.If the precept set by WYFRA is different to the estimate contained in this report Members will be subsequently advised accordingly and the tax tables duly amended.

 

 (2)      ALLOCATION OF THE SCHOOLS BUDGET 2019/20 FINANCIAL YEAR

 

2.1      That the proposals from the Schools Forum for the allocation of the 2019/20 DSG as set out in Executive Document “BA” be accepted and approved.

 

2.2       That 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 be approved.

 

(3)       THE COUNCIL'S CAPITAL INVESTMENT PLAN FOR 2019/20 ONWARDS

 

            It be approved that:

 

a)    The Capital Investment Plan as set out at Appendix 1 to Executive 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 effectively manage 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 Executive Document “BB” are adopted by the Council. 

 

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

 

(4)       2019/20 BUDGET PROPOSALS AND FORECAST RESERVES - S151 OFFICER'S ASSESSMENT

 

4.1      That Members had regard to the report (Document “V”) 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.

 

4.2      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.

 

(5)       CONSULTATION FEEDBACK AND EQUALITY ASSESSMENTS FOR THE 2019/20 AND 2020/21 COUNCIL BUDGET PROPOSALS

 

That in accordance with Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, the Council had regard to the information contained in Executive Document “AR”, the appendices and equality assessments to that report and the Addendum presented to Executive on 5 February 2019, when considering the Executive’s recommendations on a budget for 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

(6)       INTERIM TRADE UNION FEEDBACK ON THE COUNCIL'S BUDGET PROPOSALS FOR THE 2019/20 AND 2020/21 COUNCIL BUDGET

 

That Council had regard to the feedback received from the Council’s Trade Unions contained in Executive Document “AS”, appendices and First Addendum presented to Executive on 5 February 2019 and the Second Addendum presented to the Executive on 19 February 2019 when considering the Executive’s recommendations on the Council’s budget for the financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21.

 

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

 

For the Executive’s recommendation on the Council Budget 2019/20 and 2020/21(50)

 

A Ahmed

Akhtar

Amran

Azam

Bacon

Berry

Dodds

Duffy

Dunbar

Engel

Farley

Ferriby

Firth

 

Godwin

Green

Greenwood

Hinchcliffe

Abid Hussain

Arshad Hussain

Kamran Hussain

Tariq Hussain

Iqbal

Jabar

Jamil

Jenkins

Johnson

H Khan

I Khan

S Khan

Lal

Lee

Mir

Mohammed

Mullaney

Nazir

Peart

Ross-Shaw

Salam

Shabbir

Shafiq

Shaheen

Slater

Swallow

Tait

Thirkill

Thornton

Wainwright

Warburton

Watson

Wood

Against the Recommendation (13)

 

R Ahmed

Griffiths

Hawkesworth

Humphreys

Love

Naylor

N Pollard

Reid

Stubbs

J Sunderland

R Sunderland

Ward

Warnes

 

Abstentions (21)

 

The Lord Mayor

Barker

Brown

Cooke

Cromie

Davies

 

 

 

 

 

Ellis

Gibbons

Herd

Heseltine

Khadim Hussain

M Pollard

Poulsen

Rickard

Sajawal

Shaw

 

B M Smith

D Smith

Townend

Whitaker

Whiteley

 

ACTION:        Director of Finance

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