Decisions

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Decisions published

24/02/2021 - IOW Banding ref: 184    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education and Skills

Decision published: 24/02/2021

Effective from: 04/03/2021

Decision:

That the Cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills approves the proposal for Option 1 – To move to a SEN Banding Framework for the allocation of EHCP top-up funding to mainstream schools.

 

Lead officer: Brian Pope


11/02/2021 - Public Question Time - Maximum 15 Minutes ref: 182    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 11/02/2021

Decision:

There were no public questions received.


11/02/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 183    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 11/02/2021

Decision:

There were no Declarations of Interest.


11/02/2021 - Minutes ref: 181    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 11/02/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2021 be agreed.

 


11/02/2021 - Progress on Housing Strategy Action Plan ref: 175    Recommendations Approved

Progress against the housing strategy action plan since adoption in 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

To note the update report and progress made as at Appendix 1.

Lead officer: Paul Thomas


11/02/2021 - Motion referred from Full Council ref: 176    Recommendations Approved

For Cabinet to consider the motion from Cllr Lilley - “This Council wishes to recognise the importance of farming Including tenant farmers on the Isle of Wight in achieving its climate emergency strategy, preserving and developing the IW UNESCO biosphere principles and status, the importance of local food production, managing environmentally the majority of Island greenfield land, and being a key attraction for tourism on the Isle of Wight.

This Council confirms and reaffirms its commitment to support farmers in sustainable farming on the Island and finding ways of protecting working farms and their Greenfields from being lost to housing development“

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

Option B - To inform the mover of the council motion that the issues raised in the motion, insofar as they are relevant to the functions of the council, are taken into account in the preparation of the appropriate council strategies, particularly the Climate and Environment Strategy and the Island Planning Strategy.

Lead officer: Oliver Boulter


11/02/2021 - Quarterly Performance Report - Quarter 3 ref: 179    Recommendations Approved

To report on progress against the Corporate Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

That Cabinet approves the Performance and Finance Report – Quarter ended 31 December 2020 and the priority report detail, together with the council’s financial position as set out in the Appendices

Lead officer: David Martin


11/02/2021 - Parking Delivery Plan ref: 178    Recommendations Approved

The council has commissioned WYG to produce a Parking Delivery Plan and this is to build upon previous work developing the island parking strategy and assist in ensuring delivery of parking to support the differing needs of towns across the Island

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

Option 1 – To adopt the draft Parking Delivery Plan, attached at Appendix 4, taking note of the consultation, and produce/publish the final plan.

Lead officer: Sean Newton


11/02/2021 - Public Health Report - Changing the Blame Game: Creating Healthy Weight Environments for All ref: 177    Recommendations Approved

Healthy weights for the residents of the Isle of Wight

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

To note the report of the Director of Public Health and its subsequent publication on the Council’s webpages.

 

 

 

Lead officer: Simon Bryant


11/02/2021 - Budget and Council Tax Setting 2021-2022 and Future Years Forecasts ref: 180    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

 

It is recommended that the Cabinet endorse the following:

 

(a)    The recommendations to the Council set out below.

 

It is recommended that the Council approve the following:

 

(a)    The revised Revenue Budget for the financial year 2020/21 and the Revenue Budget for the financial year 2021/22 as set out in the General Fund Summary (Appendix 1) which includes:

(i)         The establishment of a COVID-19 Fund estimated at £14.2m

(ii)        A Revenue Contribution to Capital of £2.0m

(iii)       A contribution to the Transformation Reserve of £1.0m.

(b)    Any variation arising from the Local Government Finance Settlement 2021/22 or any further savings made in 2020/21 arising at the year-end (after allowing for specific carry forward requests) be transferred to the COVID-19 Fund, Transformation Reserve, Revenue Reserve for Capital and General Reserves with the level of each transfer to be determined by the S.151 Officer.

(c)    That the level of Council Tax be increased by 1.99% for general purposes in accordance with the referendum threshold[1] for 2021/22 announced by Government (as calculated in Appendix 2)

(d)    That the level of Council Tax be increased by a further 3.0% beyond the referendum threshold (as calculated in Appendix 2) to take advantage of the flexibility offered by Government to implement a "Social Care Precept"; and that in accordance with the conditions of that flexibility, the full amount of the associated sum generated of £2,558,500 is passported direct to Adult Social Care

(e)    That the amounts set out in Appendix 2 be now calculated by the Council for the financial year 2021/22 in accordance with Section 31 and Sections 34 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992

(f)     The S.151 Officer be given delegated authority to implement any variation to the overall level of Council Tax arising from the final notification of the Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Authority and Parish and Town Council precepts, and amend the calculations set out in Appendix 2 accordingly

(g)    The savings proposals for each Portfolio amounting, in total, to £3.5m for 2021/22 and continuing into future years as set out on the next page:

Portfolio

Controllable Budget

Savings Proposal

£

£

%

Adult Social Care, Public Health & Housing Needs*

52,885,965

1,567,000

3.0%

Children's Services, Education & Skills

25,799,771

481,000

1.9%

Community Safety & Digital Transformation

8,939,086

175,800

2.0%

Environment, Heritage & Waste Management

8,826,020

308,400

3.5%

Infrastructure & Transport**

11,637,618

101,000

0.9%

Leader & Strategic Partnerships

822,326

0

0.0%

Planning & Housing Renewal

2,410,804

8,500

0.4%

Regeneration & Business Development

5,146,580

137,500

2.7%

Resources

10,935,643

720,800

6.6%

Grand Total

127,403,813

3,500,000

2.7%

 

*Excludes the additional funding passported through to Adult Social Care of £4.4m (which if included would result in an overall increase of 5.4%) and the additional funding for Children's Services, Education & Skills of £1.6m (which if included would result in an overall increase of 4.4%)

 

** Excludes £19.4m of PFI grant funding, on a Gross expenditure basis the savings amounts to 0.3%

 

(h)    Directors be instructed to start planning how the Council will achieve the savings requirements of £9.0m for the 3 year period 2022/23 to 2024/25 and that this be incorporated into Service Business Plans

(i)      The minimum level of Revenue Balances as at 31 March 2022, predicated on the approval of £3.5m savings in 2021/22 and the establishment of a COVID-19 Fund of £14.2m, be set at £7.0m to reflect the known and expected budget and financial risks to the Council

(j)      Members have regard for the "Statement of the Section 151 Officer in accordance with the Local Government Act 2003"

(k)    The Capital Programme 2020/21 to 2025/26 set out in Appendix 5 which includes all additions, deletions and amendments for slippage and re-phasing

(l)      The new Capital Investment Proposals ("New Starts") - 2021/22 set out in Appendix 4 be reflected within the recommended Capital Programme 2020/21 to 2025/26 and be funded from the available Capital Resources

(m)  The allocation of Disabled Facilities Grants be made to the Better Care Fund, and reflected within the recommended Capital Programme 2020/21 to 2025/26

(n)    The S.151 Officer be given delegated authority to determine how each source of finance is used to fund the overall Capital Programme and to alter the overall mix of financing, as necessary, to maximise the flexibility of capital resources used and minimise the ongoing costs of borrowing to the Council

(o)    That the S.151 Officer in consultation with the Leader of the Council be given delegated authority to release capital resources held back for any contingent items that might arise, and also for any match funding requirements that may be required of the Council in order to secure additional external capital funding (e.g. bids for funding from Government or the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership).

1.           It is recommended that the Council note the following in respect of the Council's Budget: 

 

(a)    The Revenue Budget 2021/22 as set out in Appendix 1 has been prepared on the basis of a 4.99% increase in Council Tax, any reduction from the overall 4.99% Council Tax increase proposed will require additional savings of £852,900 for each 1% reduction in order for the Budget 2021/22 to be approved

(b)    The Revenue Forecasts for 2022/23 onwards as set out in the section entitled "Revenue Forecasts 2022/23 to 2024/25" and Appendix 1

(c)    The estimated Savings Requirement of £9.0m for the three year period 2022/23 to 2024/25, for financial and service planning purposes, be phased as follows:

Financial Year

In Year Savings Requirement

£m

Cumulative Saving

£m

2022/23

3.0

3.0

2023/24

3.0

6.0

2024/25

3.0

9.0

 

(d)   The Transformation Reserve held to fund the upfront costs associated with Spend to Save Schemes and Invest to Save Schemes holds a very modest uncommitted balance of £2.0m and will only be replenished from contributions from the Revenue Budget and an approval to the transfer of any further savings at year end

(e)   Should the Council elect to reduce the level of savings below £3.0m in 2022/23 (and £3.0m p.a thereafter), the Council's financial risk will increase and therefore the minimum level of General Reserves held will also need to increase in order to maintain the Council's financial resilience

(f)    The Council Tax base for the financial year 2021/22 will be 53,279.6 [item T in the formula in Section 31 B(1) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as amended (the “Act”)].

(g)   The Council Tax element of the Collection Fund for 2020/21 is estimated to be a deficit of £2,438,510 which is shared between the Isle of Wight Council (86.0%) and the Police & Crime Commissioner (10.8%) and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Authority (3.2%)

(h)   The Business Rate element of the Collection Fund for 2020/21 is estimated to be a deficit of £12,448,733

The Retained Business Rate income[2] for 2021/22 based on the estimated Business Rate element of the Collection Fund deficit as at March 2021, the Non Domestic Rates poundage for 2021/22 and estimated rateable values for 2021/22 has been set at £23,978,748.

 



[1] Council Tax increases beyond the referendum threshold can only be implemented following a "Yes" vote in a local referendum

[2]Includes Retained Business Rates of £19.8m, "Top Up" of £11.7m, S.31 Grants of £4.9m and a Collection Fund deficit of £12.4m

Lead officer: Chris Ward