Agenda

Venue: Guildhall

Contact: Committee Administration 01905 722006, 722005, 722085 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Member nominated to attend the meeting in place of a Member of the Committee.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3.

Public Representations

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, with each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Of the meeting held on 11th December 2018 to be approved and signed.

5.

Minutes of Personnel and General Purposes Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 12th December 2018.

6.

Minutes of Income Generation Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 15th January 2019.

7.

Quarter 3 Performance Report for 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

1.     That the Policy and Resources Committee notes the Council’s Quarter 3 performance for 2018/19; and

 

2.     That the Committee notes the proposed revised due dates for key projects as stated in the relevant project narrative in Appendix 1.

Additional documents:

8.

Quarter 3 Financial Monitoring Report for 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 182 KB

1.     That the Committee reviews the financial monitoring details including budget variances and performance indicators for the 3rd quarter ended 31st December 2018; and

 

2.     That the Committee reviews the proposed write-offs of Council Tax and Business Rates for the quarter and approves the amounts noted.

Additional documents:

9.

Feedback Report from the Place and Economic Development Sub-Committee on the Draft Budget Proposals pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Report to follow.

10.

Feedback Report from the Environment Committee on the Draft Budget Proposals

Report to follow.

11.

Feedback Report from the Communities Committee on the Draft Budget Proposals

Report to follow.

12.

Proposed Budget 2019/20 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20 - 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 314 KB

1.   That the Committee endorse the proposed Budget and Council Tax for 2019/20 and the proposed Medium Term Financial Plan for the next five year period 2019/20 – 2023/24, and recommends its approval to Full Council on 19 February 2019 including the following resolutions:

a.  That the Budget Requirement for Worcester City Council (excluding Parish Precepts) 2019/20 be set at £10.240m;

b.  That the Council Tax Requirement for Worcester City Council (excluding Parish Precepts) 2019/20 be set at £5,930m; and

c.  That the Band D Council Tax for Worcester City Council (excluding Parish Precepts) be set at £185.88;

2.   That the Committee approves the Treasury Management Strategy, including the MRP policy statement and the prudential indicators set out in the Strategy; and

 

3.   That the Committee considers the proposals brought forward by the Policy Committees during January 2019 and includes those approved in the recommendations to Full Council.

Additional documents:

13.

Fees and Charges 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

1.     That the Committee receives the report of the review of Fees and Charges for 2019/20 from the Income Generation Sub-Committee and recommends its approval to Full Council on 19th February 2019;and

 

2.     That the Committee approves an increase to the annual fee for Garden Waste collection of £5.00.   

Additional documents:

14.

Capital and Investment Strategies 2019/20 - 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

That the Committee recommends to Council that:

 

i.    the Capital Strategy and Investment Strategy for 2019/20 be adopted; and

 

ii.   the Authorised Limit and Operational Boundary for external debt be revised in accordance with the proposals set out in the report.

Additional documents:

15.

Council Tax - Long Term Empty Homes Premium pdf icon PDF 104 KB

That the Committee recommends to Full Council that from 1 April 2019 properties empty for 2 years or more be charged a Council Tax long term empty homes premium equivalent to 100% of the Council Tax and that the Corporate Director Finance and Resources be authorised to agree individual exemptions based on government guidance.

16.

Referral Report from Communities Committee - Strategic Housing Transformation Temporary Accommodation Supply pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report to follow.

Additional documents:

17.

Referral Report from Communities Committee - Extension of the Single Person and Childless Couples Homeless Prevention Support Service (HoPES) and Recommissioning of New Service pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report to follow.

Additional documents:

18.

Referral Report from Communities Committee - Report of the Grants Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report to follow.

Additional documents:

19.

Referral Report from Environment Committee - Street Scene Excellence - Review of Litter Bins in City Centre pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report to follow.

Additional documents:

20.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chairman is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.

21.

Item Involving the Disclosure of Exempt Information

The Committee are invited to pass the following resolution:-

 

That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of information as defined in Schedule 12A of the said Act.

PART II

(ITEM FOR DISCUSSION AND DECISION IN PRIVATE)

22.

Minutes of Income Generation Sub-Committee

To receive the minutes (exempt items) of the meeting held on 15th January 2019.

23.

Fees and Charges 2019/20

To consider the proposed Fees and Charges for Trade Waste and Building Control.