Agenda and minutes

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: Charles Hungwe 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies made at the meeting.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To receive any declarations of interest. Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest advice attached to this Agenda. If a Member declares an interest, they should complete the Declaration of Interest Form


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the summary of recommendations and decisions of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 January 2020, copy attached.


Councillor Everitt proposed, Councillor Albon seconded and Members agreed the minutes as a correct record of the meeting held on 14 January 2020.


2020-21 Budget Setting pdf icon PDF 88 KB

    Additional documents:


    Members had a second chance to consider proposals for the 2020-21 budget and 2020-24 capital programme for the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account, as previously approved by Cabinet on 14 January 2020 after the report had gone to the Overview & Scrutiny Panel on 21 January. Cabinet agreed in principle to the Panel recommendation, subject to availability of funding to support coastal projects.


    The following Members spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1:


    Councillor Taylor;

    Councillor Bailey;

    Councillor Dexter.


    Councillor Yates proposed, Councillor Albon seconded and Cabinet agreed the following:


    1.  That subject to funding availability, a resource be identified to support coastal projects;


    2.  That the General Fund revenue budget estimates for 2020-21 are approved, assuming a £4.95 increase in Council Tax for a Band D;


    3.  That the HRA budget estimates for 2020-21 are approved, assuming a CPI+1% (i.e. a 2.7%) increase in social rents and a freeze in affordable rents for relevant council properties;


    4.  That the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account capital programmes (Annexes 1&2 to the report) for 2020-24 are approved;


    5.  That the Flexible Use of Capital Receipts Strategy for 2020-21 as shown in Annex 3 (to the report) is approved;


    6.  That the Section 151 Officer’s Assurance Statement as set out in section 14 of this report is approved.


Tax Base 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 92 KB