Issue - meetings

Council Housing Budget 2020/21

Meeting: 27/01/2020 - Cabinet Member for Housing (Item 5.)

5. Council Housing Budget 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

The purpose of the report by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Buildings is to seek the Cabinet Member’s decisions on Council Housing budgets, rents and other charges and to give authority for managers to incur expenditure in 2020/21.

 

The report also seeks to:

·         Approve the Revised Revenue budget 2019/20 and give authority to the Director Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services & the Director of Finance and Information Services, to amend the budgets to reflect the latest available information prior to finalising budgets for 2019/20.

·         Note the forecast Revenue Budgets for 2021/22 to 2022/23 arising from the proposals set out in this report

·         Set rents in accordance with Central Government's social rent setting

policy.

 

RECOMMENDED

 

It is recommended that the Cabinet Member for Housing approve the following:

 

(i)        The Revised Budget as set out at Appendix 3.    

 

 

(ii)      All rents and charges to be effective from 1st April 2020 or such other date as determined by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and Resources.

 

(iii)    Dwelling Rents for 2020/21 to be set in accordance with Central Government's Social Rent Policy.

 

(iv)    General Service charges for 2020/21 to be set at this meeting as set out in this report, and in accordance with Appendix 5.

 

(v)     Sheltered Housing Service charges for 2020/21 to be set at this meeting as set out in this report, and in accordance with Appendix 6.

 

(vi)    Laundry charges for 2020/21 to be set at this meeting as set out in this report, and in accordance with Appendix 7.

 

(vii)   Heating charges to be set in accordance with Appendix 8.

 

(viii)  Garages and parking site rents as shown in Appendix 9 be approved and authority to let garages at reduced rents where demand is low be delegated to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and Resources.

 

(ix)    Revenue Budget 2020/21 as set out in Appendix 3 be approved and authority given to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and Resources to amend the budgets to reflect the latest available information prior to finalising budgets for 2020/21.

 

(x)     The relevant Managers be authorised to incur expenditure in 2020/21.

 

(xi)    The forecast Revenue Budgets for 2021/22 to 2022/23 as set out in Appendix 3 arising from the proposals contained in this report, be noted.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Housing approved the following:

 

(i)             The Revised Budget as set out at Appendix 3 of the report.          

 

(ii)            All rents and charges to be effective from 1st April 2020 or such other date as determined by the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and Resources.

 

(iii)       Dwelling Rents for 2020/21 to be set in accordance with Central Government's Social Rent Policy (rise of 2.7%).

 

(iv)       General Service charges for 2020/21 to be set at this meeting as set out in the report, and in accordance with Appendix 5.

 

(v)        Sheltered Housing Service charges for 2020/21 to be set at this meeting as set out in the report, and in accordance with Appendix 6.

 

(vi)       Laundry charges for 2020/21 to be set at this meeting as set out in the report, and in accordance with Appendix 7 (no rise).

 

(vii)      Heating charges to be set in accordance with Appendix 8 (no rise).

 

(viii)     Garages and parking site rents as shown in Appendix 9 be approved and authority to let garages at reduced rents where demand is low be delegated to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and Resources.

 

(ix)       Revenue Budget 2020/21 as set out in Appendix 3 be approved and authority given to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and Resources to amend the budgets to reflect the latest available information prior to finalising budgets for 2020/21.

 

(x)        The relevant Managers be authorised to incur expenditure in 2020/21.

 

(xi)       The forecast Revenue Budgets for 2021/22 to 2022/23 as set out in Appendix 3 arising from the proposals contained in this report, be noted.