Agenda and decisions

Strategy and Resources Committee
Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 7.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public.

Decision:

No questions had been submitted or were asked by members of the public.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.

Decision:

No declarations were made in items on the Agenda.

3.

2019-20 Statement of Accounts and Audit Findings Addendum pdf icon PDF 91 KB

This report presents the 2019/20 Statement of Accounts and Grant Thornton’s Audit Findings Addendum following the external audit.

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Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Re-approved the Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020;

(2)      Considered the amendment to the Statement of Accounts since 22 September S&R Committee, as set-out in the Audit Findings Addendum;

(3)      Agreed the management action in response to the audit recommendations within the Audit Findings Addendum;

(4)      Agreed that the Chairman or Vice Chairman of Strategy and Resources Committee and the Chief Finance Officer sign the Letter of Representation on behalf of the Council;

(5)      Delegated any further amendments to the 2019/20 Statement of Accounts to the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Chairman or Vice Chairman of Strategy and Resources Committee.

 

4.

Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2021 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

This report provides an update on the current Local Council Tax Support Scheme and seeks approval for the introduction of an income banded Council Tax Income Discount scheme, for those of working age, from 1 April 2021.

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Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Agreed the actions proposed to replace the current means tested Local Council Tax Support Scheme with an income banded Council Tax Income Discount scheme from 1 April 2021;

(2)      Agreed the revised Section 13A discretionary relief policy, in respect of Council Tax in individual cases.

5.

Venues Update pdf icon PDF 86 KB

This report notifies Committee on the recent report taken to Community & Wellbeing Committee and the measures taken to safeguard Bourne Hall’s key income streams during the current lockdown.

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Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Noted the contents of the report taken to Community & Wellbeing Committee at its meeting held on 16 November 2020;

(2)      Noted the partial closure of Bourne Hall to the public for the duration of the current lockdown.

 

6.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 104 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 22 September (attached), the Restricted Minutes of the meeting held on 22 September (attached) and Minutes of 27 October 2020 (to follow) and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.


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Decision:

The Minutes of the previous meeting of the Committee held on 22 September and the Restricted Minutes of the meeting held on 22 September and the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 October were agreed as a true record and the Committee authorised the Chairman to sign them.