Agenda and decisions

Extraordinary, Cabinet
Monday, 30th January, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Contact: Ruth Quantock 

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

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2.

Public Forum

PLEASE NOTE: The budget reports included on this agenda were originally scheduled for consideration at the 24 January 2017 Cabinet meeting.   The Mayor subsequently decided to hold this Extraordinary Cabinet meeting on 30 January to consider these reports, to enable more time for questions and statements from members of Council and the public. Any questions or statements already submitted will be rolled over and included as part of the public forum on 30January.

 

Up to one hour is allowed for this item.

 

Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum. Petitions, statements and questions received by the deadlines below will be taken at the start of the agenda item to which they relate to.

 

Petitions and statements (must be about matters on the agenda):

• Members of the public and members of the council, provided they give notice in writing or by e-mail (and include their name, address, and ‘details of the wording of the petition, and, in the case of a statement, a copy of the submission) by no later than 12 noon on the working day before the meeting, may present a petition or submit a statement to the Cabinet.

 

• One statement per member of the public and one statement per member of council shall be admissible.

 

• A maximum of one minute shall be allowed to present each petition and statement.

 

• The deadline for receipt of petitions and statements for the 30 January Cabinet is 12 noon on Friday 27 January. These should be sent, in writing or by e-mail to: Democratic Services, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

e-mail: democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

 

 

Questions (must be about matters on the agenda):

• A question may be asked by a member of the public or a member of Council, provided they give notice in writing or by e-mail (and include their name and address) no later than 3 clear working days before the day of the meeting.

 

• Questions must identify the member of the Cabinet to whom they are put.

 

• A maximum of 2 written questions per person can be asked. At the meeting, a maximum of 2 supplementary questions may be asked. A supplementary question must arise directly out of the original question or reply.

 

• Replies to questions will be given verbally at the meeting. If a reply cannot be given at the meeting (including due to lack of time) or if written confirmation of the verbal reply is requested by the questioner, a written reply will be provided within 10 working days of the meeting.

 

• The deadline for receipt of questions for the 30 Cabinet is 5.00 pm on Tuesday 24 January. These should be sent, in writing or by e-mail to: Democratic Services, City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR.

Democratic Services e-mail: democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

 

 

When submitting a question or statement, please indicate whether you are planning to attend the meeting to present your statement or receive a verbal reply to your question.

 

 

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3.

Apologies for Absence

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4.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Mayor and Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

Any declaration of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.

 

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5.

Matters referred to the Mayor for reconsideration by a scrutiny commission or by Full Council

(subject to a maximum of three items)

 

 

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6.

Reports from scrutiny commissions - Comments from the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board on the Budget Proposals

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7.

Chair's Business

To note any announcements from the Chair.

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8.

Corporate Strategy 2017-22 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

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Decision:

1. That the content and direction of travel in the Corporate Strategy be noted.

 

2. That the Corporate Strategy for 2017-2022 be approved.

9.

Housing Revenue Account 2017-18 budget proposals pdf icon PDF 149 KB

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Decision:

1.      That approval be given to the Housing Revenue Account budget for 2017-18, tested within the context of the 30 year financial business plan model.

 

2.      That approval be given to the detailed capital and revenue investment plan for 2017-18 that underpins the 2017-18 HRA budget.

 

3.      That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director – Neighbourhoods to undertake the procurement required during 2017-18 to help deliver the capital and revenue investment plan (as set out in paragraph 19 and Appendix 3 and 3i of the report).

10.

Budget recommendations for Full Council pdf icon PDF 1007 KB

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Decision:

1.      That the budget proposals be recommended for Full Council to approve on 21 February 2017.  This recommendation is made in light of the decisions made by Council in December 2016 in respect of the Council Tax base, the provisional Local Government finance settlement and the results of the budget consultation.  

 

2.      That agreement be given to the delegation of authority to the Service Director – Finance, after consultation with the Cabinet member for Finance, Governance and Performance and the Mayor, to make any necessary adjustments to the figures to be submitted to Full Council upon receipt of the final Local Government finance settlement, final precepts and forecast business rates receipts for 2017-18 to be notified to the Council by the respective billing authorities (due by 31 January 2017), the draft Mayoral and West of England Combined Authority budget 2017-18, and the re-profiling of the proposed Neighbourhood Partnership savings for 2018-19 of £562k to 2019-20.

 

3.      That in relation to the Young People’s Housing and Independence Pathway Plan (decision deferred at Cabinet on 24 January pending consideration of the budget proposals at this meeting). approval be given to the following recommendations as set out in the 24 January Cabinet report:

 

            1. Approval of the young people's housing and independence pathway plan           summarised in the report.

           

            Group 1 - Prevention and low support

            2. To procure and enter into a contract with a strategic partner to establish          and run a new Youth Housing Hub as detailed in row 1.1 of the table in    paragraph 14 of the report costing no more than £300,000 per annum.

            3. To procure and enter into new contracts for low support accommodation          as detailed in row 1.4 of the table in paragraph 14 of the report costing no   more than £550,000 per annum.

 

            Group 2 - High and medium support

            4. To procure and enter into contracts for external supported         accommodation as detailed in row 2.2 of the table in paragraph 15 of the        report.

            5. To extend and vary the current contract for high support as detailed in row      2.3 of the table in paragraph 15 of the report at a cost of £785,000 per           annum.

            6. To procure and enter into new contracts for up to 75 units of high and   medium supported accommodation as detailed in row 2.4 of the table in          paragraph 15 of the report costing no more than £785,000 per annum.

 

            Delegation of authority to award and extend contracts

            7. Agreement that the decision to award contracts detailed in the recommendations valued over £500K and any extensions provided for in the          contracts is delegated to the Strategic Directors of Neighbourhoods and      People in consultation with the relevant Cabinet members.