Agenda and decisions

    Venue: The Committee Room

    Contact: Mark Hooper 

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    Items
    No. Item

    1.

    Apologies for Absence

    2.

    Declarations of Interest

    3.

    Money Matters 2020/21: Review of Financial Performance against the Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 2 MB

    Decision:

    The Cabinet:

     

    1.1     Noted the report and issues raised within and that Leadership Team with Cabinet Members would continue to closely monitor and manage the Medium Term Financial Strategy.

     

    1.2     Noted the further grant provided by the Government in 2020/21 of (£100,000) and the projected support for income losses that will be used to offset additional spend and income reductions and approves an update to the Medium Term Financial Strategy.

    4.

    Calculation of Business Rates 2021/22, Council Tax Base for 2021/22 and the projected Collection Fund Surplus/Deficit for 2020/21

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet

     

    1.1     Approved in accordance with the relevant legislation and regulations, the Council Taxbase (Band D residential properties) for Lichfield District for the financial year 2021/22 of 38,891.4.

     

    1.2     Noted the estimated Council Tax Collection fund Deficit of £1,322,000 and the estimated Business Rates Collection Fund Deficit of £14,627,000 for 2020/21.

     

    1.3     Delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement, Customer Services and Revenues & Benefits and the Chief Financial Officer (Section 151) to:

     

    ·       Complete and certify the NNDR1 for 2021/22 on behalf of the Council.

    ·       Update the Council Taxbase for 2021/22 and Collection Fund projections for 2020/21 in the event of changes to guidance or the need for significant changes to underlying assumptions.

    5.

    Procurement Strategy

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet approved the Procurement Strategy as appended to the Cabinet report.

    6.

    Digital Innovation Strategy

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet:

     

    1.1     Noted the views of the Strategic Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

     

    1.2     Agreed to adopt the Strategy as set out at Appendix 1 of the Cabinet report

     

    1.3     Delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Innovation, Commercialisation and Corporate Services in consultation with the Interim Head of Corporate Services to make any minor changes necessary to the Strategy prior to publication.

    7.

    Additional Restrictions Grant - Local Scheme Proposal pdf icon PDF 627 KB

    Decision:

    The Cabinet:

     

    1.1     Noted the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant Policy and allocation of monies. 

     

    1.2     Approved the proposed approach for delivering the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme.

     

    1.3     Delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Major Projects and Economic Development in consultation with the Head of Economic Growth and Development to make minor amendments to the Additional Restrictions Grant criteria where appropriate. The Cabinet Member shall keep Cabinet abreast of delivery and if major changes are required to report back to Cabinet.

     

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