Agenda and decisions

Venue: The Oculus, Buckinghamshire Council, Gatehouse Road, HP19 8FF

Contact: Craig Saunders - Email: democracy@buckinghamshire.gov.uk 

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No. Item

1.

Apologies

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2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 618 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2021.

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3.

Declarations of interest

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4.

Hot Topics

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5.

Question Time

No questions have yet been received.  

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6.

Forward Plan (28 Day Notice) pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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7.

Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 515 KB

For Cabinet to note the Select Committee Work Programme.

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8.

Council Tax Base 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 721 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet received a report on the Council Tax Base Setting 2022/23.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)               That the Buckinghamshire Council Tax Base of 225,030.74 for the year 2022/23 be approved.

(2)               That the Buckinghamshire Council’s collection rate for the year 2022/23 is 98.2%.

9.

Draft Revenue Budget and Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 793 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet received a report setting out the draft 3-year revenue budget and 4-year capital programme for Buckinghamshire Council.  This included updates on the latest estimated funding position, service budget pressures and the key financial risks facing the Council in the future.

 

The Council Tax Resolution report would be presented as a separate report as part of the final budget in February 2022 and would contain the final information from the other precepting authorities leading to the total Council Tax for the area, which full Council was required to approve.  The Cabinet report did not include special expenses.  Discussions were ongoing to agree special expenses budgets for 2022/23, and these would also be presented alongside the final budget.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)               That the draft revenue budget and capital programme for 2022/23 (Appendices 1-3) be approved.

(2)               That the outcome of the budget consultation (Appendix 4) be noted.

(3)               That the proposal to seek delegation from Council to Cabinet for up to £100m of new capital schemes to be added to the capital programme, through Prudential Borrowing, and where robust financial business cases have been made, be supported.

(4)               That it be noted that a supplementary report, the formal Council Tax Resolution, will accompany the final budget submitted to full Council.

(5)               That the current risks associated with the draft budget proposals be noted.

10.

Aylesbury Vale Estates Business Plan pdf icon PDF 655 KB

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Decision:

Aylesbury Vale Estates (AVE) had been formed in 2009 as a 20-year Joint Limited Partnership (JLP), following a 15-month full OJEU procurement process.   It was a 50-50 partnership between the Council and private investors who collectively formed Akeman Partnership LLP.  Akeman Asset Management provided the day to day management of the portfolio with the ‘Board’ meeting formally every quarter with more informal monthly interim meetings.

 

AVE was required to present a rolling three year business plan for comment and sign-off by the Council as 50% shareholder.  Cabinet received a report and accompanying business plan which set out the strategy for achieving the core objectives of AVE (as agreed in 2009), during the plan period.  The detail of the plan was focused on the first year i.e. 2022/2023.  The strategy for years 2023/2024 and 2024/2025, would be kept under review to enable new opportunities and challenges to be responded to.  The report also summarised the performance to date in the current financial year.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)               That the performance of AVE against the current Business Plan and for the current financial year be noted.

(2)               That the AVE Board be asked to consider the comments made at this meeting on their strategy and business plan, in finalising their Business Plan for 2022-25.

11.

Exclusion of the public (if required)

To resolve that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Paragraph 3

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular  person (including the authority holding that information)

 

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12.

Aylesbury Vale Estates Business Plan Confidential Appendices

13.

Confidential minutes

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Date of next meeting

15 February 2022 at 10am

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