Agenda

Strategy and Resources Committee
Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Fiona Cotter, 01372 732124  Email: fcotter@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public

 

Please Note: Members of the Public are requested to inform the Democratic Services Officer before the meeting begins if they wish to ask a verbal question at the meeting

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.

3.

2016/17 Final Accounts - Audit Findings pdf icon PDF 104 KB

This report covers Grant Thornton’s audit findings and presents the Financial Statements for 2016/17 following the external audit of the accounts. 

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4.

Discretionary Rate Relief for National Non-Domestic rates pdf icon PDF 126 KB

This report outlines a proposed scheme of how to distribute the government funding which was allocated to Epsom & Ewell Borough Council by the government in the March 2017 Spring budget. The fund is intended to support local businesses following the 2017 revaluation, to be known as the ‘local discretionary relief scheme’.

 

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5.

Pilot for 100% Business Rates Retention in 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

This report provides an update on the 100% retention of business rates prospectus recently issued by DCLG inviting local authorities to submit bids to become pilots for 2018/19 and the work currently being undertaken by Surrey Treasurers in preparing a submission.

6.

BID Business Plan and Ballot pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Preparation for an Epsom Business Improvement District (BID) is well advanced and it is envisaged that the formal ballot, required to create the mandate for its creation, will take place in the autumn.  The BID Steering Group has produced a Business Plan that defines the proposed scope and purpose of the BID. This document will inform the choice that businesses will have to make when determining whether or not they support the BID.

 

As a business within the BID boundary, the Borough Council will need to determine whether or not to support the BID as it will be eligible to vote in the ballot.  This report recommends that the Council votes “Yes” in the ballot.

 

The Borough Council also has another specific role as the Billing Authority and as-such it can veto BID proposals.  This report recommends that the Council does not exercise this veto.

 

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7.

Budget Targets 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 101 KB

This report updates the financial forecast and recommends financial targets for preparing the draft budget for 2018/19 and financial planning for 2019/20 & 2020/21 as recommended by the Financial Policy Panel.

 

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8.

Corporate Plan: Performance Report One 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

This report provides an update against our Key Priority Performance Targets for 2017 to 2018, under our new Corporate Plan.

 

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9.

Procurement Strategy pdf icon PDF 111 KB

This report seeks approval for  the Procurement Strategy 2017-2021

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10.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 107 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the meeting of the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 27 June 2017 and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.