Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Friday, 19th March, 2021 3.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interests

3.

Seafront Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Purpose

To seek approval for the adoption of the Seafront Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), following the six week public consultation on the draft document held from 18 September to 30 October 2020.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet

 

1.    Note the summary report included in Appendix 1 of representations received during the September-October 2020 public consultation on the draft Seafront Masterplan SPD; and

2.    Revoke the previously adopted Seafront Masterplan SPD (April 2013), and adopt the final version of the Seafront Masterplan SPD included in Appendix 2.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Members note the summary report included in Appendix 1 of

representations received during the September-October 2020 public

consultation on the draft Seafront Masterplan SPD; and

Members revoke the previously adopted Seafront Masterplan SPD (April

2013), and adopt the final version of the Seafront Masterplan SPD

included in Appendix 2.

4.

Roads in the extension of food waste recycling collections pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Purpose

To update the Cabinet on the round design work for the new food waste collection rounds - Food Waste 3 and Food Waste 4.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet noted the report which is for information only and is not subject to call-in.

5.

Revenue Budget Monitoring 2020/21 Quarter 3 to end December 2020 pdf icon PDF 400 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this report is to update members on the current Revenue Budget position of the Council as at the end of the third quarter for 2020/21 in accordance with the proposals set out in the “Portsmouth City Council - Budget & Council Tax 2021/22 & Medium Term Budget Forecast 2022/23 to 2024/25” report approved by the City Council on the 9th February 2021.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet agree that

 

1.    The forecast financial shortfall of between £2.0m & £8.5m across the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account as consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and which relates to multiple years, be noted

  

2.    The forecast General Fund outturn position for 2020/21, excluding funding losses relating to the current year but occurring in later years, be noted:

 

The Base Case forecast of COVID-19 related surplus of £754,200 after expected government funding

 

That the Base Case forecast surplus of £754,200 remains uncertain and in a pessimistic scenario could see that rise to an overspend of  £5,200,000

 

The COVID-19 forecasts do not currently make any provision for additional costs or losses of income / funding that may arise from the national restrictions effective from 5th January 2021.  

 

Non COVID-19 related underspending of £3,000,300

 

Taking account of the likely range of COVID-19 forecast overspends, the combined spending for the Council is forecast to be between £3,754,500 underspending and £2,200,000 overspending.

 

3.    Members note that any deficit or surplus arising as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic will be funded by / transferred to the COVID-19 Deficit Recovery Strategy (i.e. contingency provision) approved by Full Council at the Annual Budget Meeting in February 2021, meaning that the COVID-19 impact on the current year's Budget will be neutral

 

4.    Members note that this report was prepared during a renewed period of national restrictions. Due to the wide ranging and rapidly changing implications arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the overall financial impact of COVID-19 over the remainder of the 2020/21 financial year and into the medium term remains very uncertain and maintaining headroom within the Revised COVID-19 Deficit Recovery Strategy is vital in order to ensure that the financial resilience of the Council is not compromised and the council continues to remain financially resilient into the medium term.

 

5.    Members note that in accordance with approved policy as described in Section 8, any actual non COVID-19 overspend at year end will in the first instance be deducted from any Portfolio Reserve balance and once depleted then be deducted from the 2021/22 Cash Limit.

 

6.    Directors, in consultation with the appropriate Cabinet Member, consider options that seek to minimise any forecast non COVID-19 overspend presently being reported and prepare strategies outlining how any consequent reduction to the 2021/22 Portfolio cash limit will be managed to avoid further overspending during 2021/22.

 

Decision:

It is recommended that:

(i) The forecast financial shortfall of between £2.0m & £8.5m across the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account as consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and which relates to multiple years, be noted

(ii) The forecast General Fund outturn position for 2020/21, excluding funding

losses relating to the current year but occurring in later years, be noted:

(a) The Base Case forecast of COVID-19 related surplus of £754,200 after

expected government funding

(b) That the Base Case forecast surplus of £754,200 remains uncertain

and in a pessimistic scenario could see that rise to an overspend of

£5,200,000

(c) The COVID-19 forecasts do not currently make any provision for

additional costs or losses of income / funding that may arise from the

national restrictions effective from 5th January 2021.

(d) Non COVID-19 related underspending of £3,000,300

(e) Taking account of the likely range of COVID-19 forecast overspends,

the combined spending for the Council is forecast to be between

£3,754,500 underspending and £2,200,000 overspending.

(iii) Members note that any deficit or surplus arising as a consequence of the

COVID-19 pandemic will be funded by / transferred to the COVID-19 Deficit

Recovery Strategy (i.e. contingency provision) approved by Full Council at the

Annual Budget Meeting in February 2021, meaning that the COVID-19 impact

on the current year's Budget will be neutral

(iv) Members note that this report was prepared during a renewed period of

national restrictions. Due to the wide ranging and rapidly changing implications arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the overall financial impact of COVID-19 over the remainder of the 2020/21 financial year and into the medium term remains very uncertain and maintaining headroom within the Revised COVID- 19 Deficit Recovery Strategy is vital in order to ensure that the financial resilience of the Council is not compromised and the council continues to remain financially resilient into the medium term.

(v) Members note that in accordance with approved policy as described in Section 8, any actual non COVID-19 overspend at year end will in the first instance be deducted from any Portfolio Reserve balance and once depleted then be deducted from the 2021/22 Cash Limit.

(vi) Directors, in consultation with the appropriate Cabinet Member, consider

options that seek to minimise any forecast non COVID-19 overspend resently

being reported and prepare strategies outlining how any consequent reduction

to the 2021/22 Portfolio cash limit will be managed to avoid further

overspending during 2021/22.

6.

Utilisation of the additional funding for Adult Social Care pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Purpose

To provide further details regarding the demographic and other cost pressures being experienced by Adult Social Care, and how the additional financial support provided in the 2021-22 budget will be utilised.

 

Decision:

The Cabinet noted the report which is for information only and is not subject to call-in.

7.

Covid-19 Modelling pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Purpose

To inform Cabinet of the potential for future surges in Covid-19 infections.

 

Decision:

The Cabinet noted the report which is for information only and not subject to call-in.