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Capital and Revenue Budgets 2019/20

Report of the Chamberlain.


The Committee considered a report of the Chamberlain concerning the revenue and capital budgets overseen by the Committee. The report sought the approval of the provisional revenue budget for 2019/20, for subsequent submission to the Finance Committee.


The Chamberlain advised that there had been increases in costs due to wage increases, changes in holiday pay for weekend working, incremental rises and re-grading. The Chairman requested a subsequent report to be submitted to the next meeting of the Committee on the 2% service-based review cuts, how they would be accomplished and what the impact of the reductions would be, in addition to the treatment of maternity pay as either a central or local risk budget item. The agreement on the next year’s budget was conditional upon the Committee receiving and reviewing this additional information.


The recommendation to agree additional funding for the Guildhall Art Gallery of £269,000 in the 2019/20 revenue budgets, subject to the agreement of the Resource Allocation Sub-Committee, would be considered under the confidential item on today’s agenda.


RESOLVED – That the Committee:

a)    review the provisional 2019/20 revenue budget to ensure that it reflects the Committee’s objectives and, if so, approve the budget for submission to the Finance Committee;

b)    authorise the Chamberlain, in consultation with the Directors of Community and Children’s Services, Open Spaces, and the Assistant Town Clerk and Culture Mile Director, to revise these budgets to allow for any further implications arising from Corporate Projects, other reviews and changes to the Cyclical Works Programme;

c)    review and approve the draft capital budget;

d)    agree that any minor changes to 2018/19 latest and 2019/20 original budgets arising from the exercise be delegated to the Chamberlain;

e)    delegate to the Chamberlain any minor budget changes for 2018/19 and 2019/20 as a result of the completion of the asset verification exercise.



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