Decision Maker: Leisure & Environment Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee considered the report presented by the Business Manager – Financial Services, which sought feedback from the Leisure & Environment Committee on the following:
· The proposed general fund revenue budget for the 2021/22 financial year (01 April 2021 – 31 March 2022) for those services which fell under its remit.
· The scale of proposed fees & charges for 2021/22 also for those services which fell under its remit.
The report sought approval from the Committee for the following:
· The 2021/22 base budget as detailed within Appendix A to the report, to be recommended to Policy & Finance Committee at its meeting on 22 February 2021 for inclusion in the overall council budget.
· The 2021/22 fees & charges as detailed in Appendix D to the report, to be recommended to Policy & Finance Committee at its meeting on 22 February 2021 and Council at its meeting on 9 March 2021.
The Business Manager – Financial Services informed the Committee that the Environmental Health Fees and Charges had been omitted from the report and were displayed during the Microsoft Team meeting. The additional information would be circulated to Members following the meeting.
A Member sought clarification regarding the capital charge for the budget and the percentage of capital charge/costs for each sub heading. The Business Manager – Financial Services confirmed that the depreciation charge was not a cost to the tax payer and hence not included in the Revenue account. The report presented the controllable costs that the Committee were responsible for monitoring. It was confirmed that a conversation would take place following the meeting with the relevant Member.
AGREED (unanimously) that:
(a) the following recommendations be made to Policy & Finance Committee at its meeting on 22 February 2021:
i. the 2021/22 base to the report budget in Appendix A to the report, for inclusion in the overall council budget; and
ii. to Council on 9 March 2021, the 2021/22 fees & charges in Appendix D to the report.
(b) the information relating to the Environmental Health – Fees and Charges be circulated to Members of the Leisure & Environment Committee.
Publication date: 06/09/2021
Date of decision: 19/01/2021
Decided at meeting: 19/01/2021 - Leisure & Environment Committee