Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

14/10/2019 - Digital Advice Hub ref: 2304    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider a proposal from Citizens Advice to introduce a Digital Advice Hub at The Forum in Towcester.This would be a pilot for the Northamptonshire district.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2019

Effective from: 23/10/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

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

 

(2)          That, having given due consideration, agreement be given to Citizens Advice to provide this additional service to residents of the South Northamptonshire District as a pilot for roll out across the district and at no additional financial cost to the Council.

 

Lead officer: Belinda Green


14/10/2019 - Monthly Performance, Finance and Risk Report - August 2019 ref: 2306    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider the monthly Performance, Finance and Risk report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2019

Effective from: 23/10/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report be noted.

Lead officer: Geoff Kent


14/10/2019 - Referrals, if any, from the Community Funding Panel meeting of 7 October 2019 ref: 2307    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To take recommendations from the Council’s Community Funding Panel regarding applications of over £20,000 which cannot be granted under delegated authority

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2019

Effective from: 23/10/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the recommendation of the Community Funding Panel to award £33,000 under the New Homes Bonus Local Community funding stream to Roade Parish Council be agreed.

 

(2)            That the recommendation of the Community Funding Panel to award £27,834 under the New Homes Bonus Local Community funding stream to St Peters with St James Parish Church be agreed.

 

Lead officer: Jo Barrett


14/10/2019 - Medium Term Financial Strategy and Capital Funding Review ref: 2308    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To agree the strategic principles underpinning the budget process for 2020/21 and medium term forecasts for 2020/25

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2019

Effective from: 23/10/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the Medium Term Financial Strategy principles be approved.

 

(2)          That the outline budget timetable be approved.

 

(3)          That the budget assumptions and guidelines be noted.

 

(4)          That having given due consideration, the revisions to the Capital Programme for 2019/20 (as detailed in the annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be endorsed and Full Council be recommended to approve the revised Capital Programme.

 

(5)          That Full Council be recommended to delegate authority to the Executive Director of Finance, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance, to amend the Capital budget for the Watermeadow’s project to reflect the application for the Heritage Lottery Funding bid (and any other successful funding bids) if it proves to be successful.

 

(6)          That the Realignment of Reserves (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved

 

(7)          That the continuation of South Northamptonshire Council being part of the Northamptonshire business rates pool for 2020-21 be endorsed.

 

Lead officer: Paul Hymers


14/10/2019 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020-2021 ref: 2305    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To report on changes to the Council Tax for residents

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2019

Effective from: 23/10/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the contents of the report and any financial implications for the Council be noted.

 

(2)          That Full Council be recommended to agree the option of no change to the current Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) for the financial year 2020-2021 and to amend the CTRS Regulations for Pensioners in line with the uprating announced by DCLG and to uprate the Working Age Regulations in line with those announced by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). 

 

(3)          That Full Council be recommended to delegate authority to the Executive Director Finance to make any changes to the Council Tax Regulations up to and including 31 January 2020 in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance (and to implement the same subject to consultation on material changes in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Finance Act 1992).

 

(4)          That having given due consideration, Full Council be recommended to agree the following level of Council Tax discounts for 2020-2021:

 

·         Retain the discount for second homes at zero

·         Retain the discount for empty homes (unoccupied and substantially unfurnished) at 50% for 3 months and thereafter at zero.

·         Retain the discount for empty homes undergoing major repair at zero.

·         Retain the empty homes premium of an additional 100% for properties that have remained empty for more than 2 years. 

 

Lead officer: Belinda Green