Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday, 12th February, 2018 1.00 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith, Democratic Services Tel 9283 4057  Email: joanne.wildsmith@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interests

3.

Record of Previous Decision Meeting - 11 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

A copy of the record of the previous decisions taken at Cabinet on 11 December 2017 are attached.

 

RECOMMENDED that record of decisions of the Cabinet meeting held on 11 December 2017 are approved as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

 

4.

Appointments

Following the resignation of Councillor Steve Hastings there are vacancies to be filled by the Cabinet Members.  Those nominations received are indicated.

 

a)            Outside Bodies

i)             Solent Sea Rescue Organisation

Cabinet Member for Environment & Community Safety appointment.

 

Background: There is one   PCC representative who must be a Councillor.

 

(The next meeting is on 3 March at 9.30am in Gosport.)

 

Nomination: Councillor Lee Mason

 

ii)            Tourism South East

Cabinet Member with responsibility for PRED appointment.

 

Background: there are two members: the other member is Cllr Scott Payter-Harris.

 

Nomination: Councillor David Tompkins

 

iii)           Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Cabinet Member for Environment & Community Safety's appointment.

Background: One member. Next meeting is on 1 March on the IoW

 

Nomination: Councillor Robert New

 

b)           Heritage Champion

Leader's appointment.

Background: The 2 other PCC Heritage Champions are Councillors Stephen Morgan and John Ferrett.

 

Nomination: Councillor Alicia Denny

 

RECOMMENDED that appointments are made to fill the vacancies.

Decision:

The following appointments were made to fill vacancies caused by the resignation of former Councillor Hastings:

 

i)             Solent Sea Rescue Organisation - Councillor Lee Mason

ii)            Tourism South East - Councillor David Tompkins

iii)           Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority - Councillor Robert New

 

Plus Councillor Alicia Denny was appointed as one of the Council's Heritage Champions.

5.

Youth Offending Team - Strategic Plan pdf icon PDF 407 KB

The report on behalf of the Deputy Director Children and Families Services sets out the Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2017 - 2019, which requires forwarding to full council for determination in accordance with article 4 of the constitution - namely matters reserved for full council.  Adam Shepherd, Head of Assessment & Intervention will present this report.

 

RECOMMENDED

(1)  That Cabinet notes the achievements made by the Portsmouth Youth Offending Team (YOT) in implementing the plan and endorses the priorities for the team and Management Board in maintaining and developing high levels of practice and performance as well as trying to meet the current challenges.

(2)  That Council endorses the refreshed Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2017 - 19 and recommend that it is approved by Council.

 

 

Decision:

DECISION: Cabinet noted the achievements made by the Portsmouth Youth Offending Team (YOT) in implementing the plan and endorses the priorities for the team and Management Board in maintaining and developing high levels of practice and performance as well as trying to meet the current challenges.

 

And

 

RECOMMENDED that Council endorses the refreshed Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2017 - 19 and recommend that it is approved by Council.

 

(N.B. as the Strategic Plan is referred to Council for approval this is not subject to call-in)

 

 

6.

PCC Budget & Council Tax 2018/19 - Portsmouth City Council - Budget & Council Tax 2018/19 & Medium Term Budget Forecast 2019/20 to 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 673 KB

The report by the Director of Finance & Section 151 Officer will be published with the Council agenda (expected to be published on 5 February and available via the link to the 13 February Council meeting).

 

(Please bring the Council papers to the Cabinet meeting for consideration of this item)

 

The primary purpose of this report is to set the Council's overall Budget for the forthcoming year 2018/19 and the associated level of Council Tax necessary to fund that Budget.

 

The report makes recommendations on the level of Council spending for 2018/19 and the level of Council Tax in the context of the Council's Medium Term Financial Strategy.

 

This report also provides a comprehensive revision of the Council's rolling 3 year future financial forecast for the new period 2019/20 to 2021/22 (i.e. compared to the previous forecast covering 2018/19 to 2020/21, this forecast now replaces the forecast for the previous 3 year period). 

 

The report will set out the following:

 

(a)          The challenging and uncertain financial climate facing the City Council in 2018/19 and beyond and the consequential budget deficits that result

(b)          A brief summary of the Medium Term Financial Strategy for achieving the necessary savings

(c)          A brief recap of the budget decisions taken by the City Council at its meeting of the 12th December 2017

(d)          The Revised Revenue Budget and Cash Limits for the current year

(e)          The Local Government Finance Settlement for 2018/19 to 2019/20

(f)           The Business Rate income for 2018/19  and future years and the financial effect of joining the 100% Business Rate Retention Pilot in a pooled arrangement with the Isle of Wight Council and Southampton City Council

(g)          The Council Tax base and recommended Council Tax for 2018/19

(h)          The forecast Collection Fund balance as at 31 March 2018 for both Council Tax and Business Rates

(i)            The proposed Revenue Budget and Cash Limits for 2018/19

(j)            The forecast Revenue Budget and revised Savings Requirements for 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22

(k)          Estimated General Reserves over the period 2017/18 to 2021/22

(l)            The Medium Term Resource Strategy (MTRS) Reserve, its financial position and proposed use to achieve cashable efficiencies

(m)         The statement of the Section 151 Officer on the robustness of the budget in compliance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2003.

 

 

Decision:

The recommendations in the report were referred to Council for approval, and are therefore not subject to call-in.

7.

Capital Programme 2017/18 to 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

The report by the Director of Finance & Section 151 Officer will be published with the Council agenda, (expected to be published on 5 February and available via the link to the 13 February Council meeting)  the purpose of which is to:

 

·           Summarise the key features of the Capital Strategy approved by the City Council on 4th February 2009 and the revised Capital Investment Priorities of the City Council, approved by City Council on 24th January 2012

·           Highlight the inter-relationship between the capital programme, the revenue budget and the Medium Term Financial Strategy

·           Determine the corporate capital resources available including:

o  Adjustments for under and overspendings to the existing approved Capital Programme

o  Update the capital resources available for all new and changed grants, capital receipts, revenue contributions and other contributions

o  The identification of any additional assets which the Administration wishes to declare surplus to requirements

·           Seek approval of the overall Capital Programme and "new starts" (including the Housing Investment Capital Programme) for 2017/18 and future years in accordance with the Capital Strategy

·           Describe and approve the Prudential Indicators arising from the revised Capital Programme 2017/18 to 2022/23

·           Delegate authority to the S.151 Officer to alter the mix of capital funding to make best use of City Council resources

 

(Please bring the Council papers to the Cabinet meeting for consideration of this item.)

Additional documents:

Decision:

The recommendations in the report were referred to Council for approval, and are therefore not subject to call-in.