Extraordinary Budget Scrutiny Meeting: Part 1, Resources Scrutiny Commission - Tuesday, 31st January, 2023 4.45 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Johanna Holmes 

Link: Watch Live Webcast

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Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 103 KB


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from 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.



Chair's Business

To note any announcements from the Chair.


Public Forum pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Please note:

Up to 45 minutes will be allowed for this item. This session will cover both Part 1 and Part 2 of this Extraordinary meeting of the Resources Scrutiny Commission, i.e. there will not be a separate public forum session for Part 2 of this meeting which is being held on 2 February.

As this is an Extraordinary meeting, any questions, petitions or statements must relate to the business for which this Extraordinary meeting has been arranged.

Any member of the public or councillor may participate in Public Forum. The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda. Public Forum items should be emailed to and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:


Questions - Written questions must be received at least 3 clear working days prior to the meeting. For this meeting, this means that questions must be received in this office at the latest by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 25 January 2023


Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received at latest by 12 noon on the working day prior to the meeting. For this meeting, this means that petitions and statements must be received in this office at the latest by

12.00 noon on Monday 30 January 2023


Scrutiny of 2023/24 Budget Proposals (part 1)

Explanatory note:


This meeting will be held over two sessions (31 January and 2 February) to scrutinise the Mayor’s 2023/24 budget proposals, as submitted to the Cabinet on 24 January and in advance of the Full Council budget meeting on 21 February.


During the 31 January session, members will scrutinise the sections of the budget relating to the remits of the People Scrutiny Commission and the Resources Scrutiny Commission.


Members of the People Scrutiny Commission and the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board have also been invited to attend this session.


Members’ comments will be reported to the Full Council budget meeting.


During the two sessions Scrutiny Members will focus on the information in the following reports that have been published for the Cabinet meeting on the 24 January:


Budget report & Treasury Management Strategy 2023/24


Dedicated Schools Grant budget proposals 2023/24


Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget Proposals 2023/24


Financial update report - January 2023



Meeting adjournment

Explanatory note:


Once item 6 above has been concluded, this meeting will be adjourned and will reconvene at 4.00 pm on Thursday 2 February.