Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Remote meeting

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Items
No. Item

11.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Caryl Billingham MBE, Non Statutory Disclosable Interest, as a South Northamptonshire Council appointed Non-Executive Director of CSN Resources in relation to any discussions regarding CSN Resources.

12.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 September 2020.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 September 2020 were agreed as a correct record to be signed by the Chairman in due course.

 

13.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

Minutes:

The Chairman provided a verbal update to Members regarding the proposed West Northamptonshire Council Tax Reduction Scheme, which had recently gone out for consultation.

 

In addressing the Committee, the Operations Director – CSN Resources agreed to circulate a briefing note to Members of the Committee containing further details of the proposed scheme.

14.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

15.

Finance Monitoring Report - September 2020 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Report of the Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement

 

Purpose of report

 

This report summarises the Council’s Finance monitoring position as at the end of each month.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1       To note the contents of the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement which summarised the Council’s finance monitoring position as at the end of September 2020.

 

In introducing the report, the Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement explained that the Council was forecasting a surplus of £9k, however this deficit included costs for COVID-19 total directorates at £2,171k, executive matters at £3,912k, grant funding at £1,663k, Business Rates at £3,847k and the draft surplus for 2019/2020 at £530k.

 

In response to questions from the Committee regarding the overall impact of COVID-19 on the Council’s finances, the Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement advised that an outturn position of a surplus of £52k against the 2020/2021 budget would have resulted had the COVID-19 costs been excluded.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That the contents of the report be noted.

16.

Review of Committee Work Plan

To receive a verbal update on the future business of the Committee.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That the verbal update on the Committee Work Plan be noted.

Minutes:

The Committee received a verbal update from the Temporary Assistant Director – Finance and Procurement regarding the future business of the Committee.

 

Having considered the update, Members agreed that the December 2020 meeting of the Committee would go ahead as scheduled, in order to consider the October 2020 Performance, Finance and Risk Monitoring results, and to receive a verbal update on the West Northamptonshire Budget.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That the verbal update on the Committee Work Plan be noted.