Agenda and minutes

Finance Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 8th February, 2022 6.45 pm, PROVISIONAL

Venue: The Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Contact: Member Services  01768 817817

Items
No. Item

FSc/27/02/22

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Nicolson with Councillor Atkinson attending as substitute.

FSc/28/02/22

Minutes

To sign the minutes FSc/17/1/22 to FSc/26/1/22 of the meeting of this Committee held on 4 January 2022 as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Patterson

Seconded by Councillor Ryland

 

and RESOLVED that the public minutes FSc17/1/22 to FSc/26/1/22 of the meeting of this committee held on the 4 January 2022 be confirmed and signed as correct record of those proceedings.

FSc/29/02/22

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

Minutes:

At the commencement of item 7, ‘Update from the Budget Task and Finish Group’ Councillor Wicks declared an interest in respect of reference in Appendix A to Newton Rigg, having previously undertaken work for them.

 

FSc/30/02/22

Questions and Representations from Members of the Public

To receive questions and representations from the public under Rules 10 and 11 of the Council Procedure Rules of the Constitution.

Minutes:

No questions from members of the public were received.

FSc/31/02/22

Questions and Representations from Members

To receive questions and representations from members under Rules 11 and 12 of the Council Procedure Rules of the Constitution.

Minutes:

No questions from members of the Council were received.

FSc/32/02/22

Quarter 3 - Budget Monitoring 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report DoR11/22 of the Assistant Director Finance and HR, in respect of  the Council’s current Revenue & Capital position and full year projections for the third quarter of 2021/22.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Finance Scrutiny Committee reviews the projected revenue position at December 2021 and makes any comments to the Cabinet. 

Minutes:

Members considered Report No: DoR11/22 of the Assistant Director Finance and HR in respect of the Council’s current Revenue & Capital position and full year projections for the third quarter of 2021/22.

 

Proposed by Councillor Patterson

Seconded by Councillor Baker

 

and RESOLVED that the report be noted.

 

 

 

FSc/33/02/22

Update from the Budget Task & Finish Group pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To consider the attached report DoR10 of the Assistant Director Finance & HR, which apprises the Finance Scrutiny Committee of the work of the Budget Task and Finish Group.

 

RECOMMENDED that the update be noted.

 

Please note that Appendix A to this report will be sent ‘to follow’. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered Report No: DoR 10/12 of the Assistant Director Finance and HR that provided an update from the Budget Task & Finish Group.

 

Members discussed a number of points in the report and asked that section 2.3.2 be amended to read, “It was confirmed that the Salix funding was £862k (the amount in the Cabinet paper had been rounded down) and that no other figures had been rounded down”.

 

Proposed by Councillor Ryland

Seconded by Councillor Wicks

 

and RESOLVED that Task & Finish Group report Appendix A, 3-6, be submitted to Cabinet for review and recommended that Cabinet acknowledge in the Budget report that the Structural Change Order may restrict spending for 2022/23.

FSc/34/02/22

Work Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 405 KB

To consider the attached report DoR12/22 of the Interim Director of Resources, in respect of the Finance Scrutiny Committee’s 2021/22 work programme.

 

RECOMMENDED that the work programme be noted and approved. 

Minutes:

Members considered Report No: DoR 12/22 of the Interim Director of Resources, in respect of the Finance Scrutiny Committee’s 2021/22 work programme.

 

Proposed by Councillor Martin

Seconded by Councillor Patterson

 

andRESOLVED that the work programme be noted and approved.

 

FSc/35/02/22

Any Other Items Which the Chairman Decides are urgent

Minutes:

There were no other items which the Chairman decided were urgent.

FSc/36/02/22

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of this Committee be confirmed as Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 6.45 p.m.

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting was confirmed as Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 6:45 pm.