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1.

Apologies and Announcements

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were presented on behalf of County Councillors Terry Aldridge; Albert Atkinson; Terry Burns; Munsif Dad; Paul Greenall; Paul Hayhurst; and Mark Perks.

 

Announcements

 

Deaths

 

The Chairman reported the recent death of former County Councillor Mary Cathleen Thom (known as Cath) who sadly passed away on Sunday 1 December 2019.

 

The Council stood in silent tribute.

 

New Year Honours 2020

 

The Chairman extended the Full Council's congratulations to the following individuals who had been honoured in the recent New Year Honours:

 

-  Former County Councillor Jean Battle had been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for charitable and political services.

-  Former Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer, Chris Kenny, who had been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the fire and rescue service.

 

2.

Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Minutes:

Name of Councillor

Agenda Item Number

Nature of Interest (non-pecuniary unless stated)

David Howarth

3

Member of South Ribble Borough Council

Member of Penwortham Town Council

John Potter

3

Member of Preston City Council

Ingol and Tanterton Neighbourhood Council

Jeff Sumner

3

Member of Burnley Borough Council

David Whipp

3

Member of Pendle Borough Council

Member of Barnoldswick Town Council

 

3.

Revenue Budget 2020/21 and Financial Strategy 2020/21 to 2023/24; Capital Delivery Programme 2020/21; Capital Strategy 2020 - 2040; Council Tax and Precept 2020/21; Treasury Management Strategy and Non-Treasury Investment Strategy 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

County Councillor Geoff Driver, Leader of the County Council, moved the report of the Cabinet from its meeting on 6 February 2020 regarding the:

 

-  Revenue Budget 2020/21 and Financial Strategy 2020/21 to 2023/24;

-  Capital Delivery Programme 2020/21;

-  Capital Strategy 2020 - 2040;

-  Council Tax and precept 2020/21;

 

Together with the recommendations of the Audit Risk and Governance Committee from its meetings on 27 January 2020 and 28 October 2019, respectively, in respect of:

 

-  The Treasury Management Strategy and Non-Treasury Investment Strategy and the minimum revenue provision policy statement for 2020/21;

-  An increase to the Authorised Borrowing Limit from £1,375m to £1,600m for the remainder of the 2019/20 financial year.

 

In moving the report, County Councillor Driver outlined an adjustment to the

proposals contained within the report. Details of the adjustment were set out in a document circulated to all Members, which is appended to these minutes as Annex 1.

 

The motion was seconded by County Councillor Keith Iddon, Deputy Leader of the County Council.

 

County Councillor Tony Martin, on behalf of the Labour Group, then made his Budget speech and moved an Amendment to the Budget proposals on behalf of the Labour Group which was seconded by County Councillor Sobia Malik.

 

A copy of the Amendment was circulated to all Members and is set out at Annex 2 to these minutes.

 

Following a period of debate, a recorded vote on the Amendment was taken in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order B45(7). The names of those Members who voted for or against the Amendment, and those who abstained, are set out below.

 

For (27)

 

A Ali

B Dawson

S Holgate

J Mein

M Pattison

L Beavers

F De Molfetta

M Iqbal

J Molineux

K Snape

J Berry

K Ellard

H Khan

Y Motala

M Tomlinson

L Collinge

J Fillis

E Lewis

G Oliver

 

L Cox

J Gibson

S Malik

M Parkinson

 

C Crompton

N Hennessy

T Martin

J Parr

 

 

 

 

 

Against (47)

 

T Ashton

G Driver

A Kay

P Rigby

C Towneley

M Barron

J Eaton

J Marsh

A Riggott

S Turner

P Britcliffe

C Edwards

S Morris

M Salter

A Vincent

I Brown

D Foxcroft

E Nash

A Schofield

D Whipp

P Buckley

A Gardiner

D O'Toole

J Shedwick

G Wilkins

J Burrows

G Gooch

E Oades

D Smith

P Williamson

S Charles

M Green

E Pope

A Snowden

B Yates

A Cheetham

A Hosker

J Potter

D Stansfield

 

S Clarke

D Howarth

J Purcell

P Steen

 

A Clempson

K Iddon

J Rear

J Sumner

 

 

Abstain (1)

 

G Dowding

 

The Labour Group's amendment was therefore LOST.

 

County Councillor David Whipp, on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group, then made his Budget speech and moved an amendment to the Budget proposals on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group, which was seconded by County Councillor David Howarth.

 

A copy of the Amendment was circulated to all Members and is set out Annex 3 to these minutes.

 

Following a period of debate, a recorded vote  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

To consider any Notices of Motion submitted under Standing Order B36

Minutes:

There were no Notices of Motion to be considered.

5.

Annexes 1 - 4

Minutes:

Annex 1 - Budget Adjustment

 

 

 

2020/21

£m

2021/22

£m

2022/23

£m

2023/24

£m

Buses

Highways and transport

1.500

3.000

3.000

3.000

Lines / Signs / Cats eyes

Highways and transport

1.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

Museums incl. upkeep and conservation and collections team

Education and Skills

0.936

0.936

0.936

0.936

Inclusion Service (primarily SENDO caseloads)

Education and skills

0.539

0.699

0.714

0.714

Parish and Town Councils increase in PROW grant from £250 to £500

Growth environment and planning

0.103

0.103

0.103

0.103

Increase to book fund

Education and skills

0.500

0.000

0.000

0.000

Veterans

Corporate Services

0.065

0.100

0.100

0.100

Capital financing

Financing Charges

0.250

0.250

0.250

0.250

TOTAL REVENUE

 

4.893

5.088

5.103

5.103

 

 

Revenue Budget

Revenue Budget 2020/21

Net Budget

£m

Adult Services

365.591

Chief Executive Services

16.317

Children's Social Care

149.510

Corporate Services

18.855

Education and Skills

51.521

Finance Services

42.154

Growth, Environment and Planning

4.890

Waste Management

65.956

Highways and Transport

65.936

Public Health and Wellbeing

1.155

Strategy and Performance

33.903

Sub-Total

815.788

Financing Charges

27.705

Available resources

1.358

Revenue Budget 2020/21

844.851

 

Capital Programme

 

 

2020/21

£m

Highways

5.000

TOTAL CAPITAL

5.000

 

Funded by additional prudential borrowing at an estimated revenue financing cost of £0.250m per annum.

 

County Councillor Geoff Driver CBE,

Leader of the County Council,

13th February 2020

View of the Chief Executive and Director of Resources (S151)

The proposals have been validated as being deliverable financially in 2020/21.

In validating the proposals, I have been mindful that:

  • They can be funded in 2020/21 from the £6.251m of available resources earmarked for expenditure relating to the ongoing Improvement Journey work, which would instead be funded from capital receipt flexibilities which have been extended to cover 2020/21. 

 

  • Some of the adjustments have a larger financial impact in 2021/22 and beyond.

 

Over the term of the financial strategy, the proposals would increase the structural funding gap by £5.103m to £38.402m in 2023/24. Unless further savings were found in advance of this, this would be an additional call on the transitional reserve. 

 

Annex 2 - Labour Group Amendment

 

 

 

2020/21

£m

2021/22

£m

2022/23

£m

2023/24

£m

Reinstatement of Waste – Household Waste Recycling Centre Service Provision (SC001)

Waste Management

0.734

0.734

0.734

0.734

Reinstatement of Welfare Rights Service (SC608)

Public Health and Wellbeing

0.380

0.380

0.380

0.380

Reinstatement of Lancashire Break Time (SC119)

Education and Skills

1.040

1.040

1.040

1.040

Provide additional funding for winter gritting temporary routes

Highways and Transport

0.110

0.110

0.110

0.110

Reinstatement of Highways – Gully Emptying (SC029)

Highways and Transport

0.283

0.283

0.283

0.283

Reinstatement of Highways Network Regulation (Parking – on street pay and display) (SC034)

Highways and Transport

0.100

0.185

0.185

0.185

Residential Streets

Highways and Transport

5.000

5.000

5.000

5.000

Flooding (Eccleston & Lancaster)

Highways and Transport

4.000

4.000

4.000

4.000

Highways – Recover/cobble streets

Highways and Transport

2.000

2.000

2.000

2.000

County Nursery Schools Funding Reserve

Education and Skills

1.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

Capital Financing

Financing Charges

0.018

0.018

0.018

0.018

TOTAL REVENUE

 

14.665

13.750

13.750

13.750

 

Revenue Budget  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.