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Meeting of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 23/01/2006
Budget 2006/07



APPENDIX B.1
EXECUTIVE – 10TH JANUARY 2006
COMMUNITY OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – 16TH JANUARY 2006
ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
17TH JANUARY 2006
CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – 23RD JANUARY 2006

Set out below are the decisions taken by the Executive at its meeting on 10th January 2006 relating to the budget, and those highlighted relate to the particular areas which the Executive has requested the Overview and Scrutiny Committees to give consideration to.

BUDGET 2006/2007

Draft General Fund Revenue Estimates 2006/2007

The Executive

1. gave further consideration to the General Fund Budget for 2006/2007;

2. requested the O and S Committees to review the variations with a view to reducing by 150,000 (or finding other cost savings) so as to avoid an over inflation Council Tax increase; 3. asked officers and O and S to note the following comments on current proposals:- 4. agreed to give final consideration to the General Fund Budget for 2006/2007 at its meeting on 7th February 2006.

Draft General Fund Capital Programme 2006/2007

The Executive

1. requested officers to identify sources of capital funding to meet capital expenditure estimates for 2 years 2006/2007 and 2007/2008; to include continuation of 300,000 partnership funding and to include estimates of all Council balances up to March 2008;

2. requested O and S Committees (whilst noting the 9 priorities for expenditure set out in Annexe 2) to identify which of the proposed expenditure for 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 is discretionary;

3. asked officers and O and S to note the following comments on current proposals:- 4. requested officers to establish a review of effectiveness of our use of assets, particularly property, to help address the potential future shortfall in Capital funds.

For Community Overview and Scrutiny Committee only:-

Draft Housing Revenue Account Revenue Estimates 2006/2007

The Executive

1. considered all the available information and indicated that continuing with the policy of no external decoration and one-off replacement of beyond repair windows, as its priority for the way forward within the housing service and the achievement of the Government's decent homes standard; and

2. agreed to ask O and S for their comments and suggestions on the draft HRA estimates for 2006/2007, and in particular

Draft Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme 2006/2007

The Executive

1. gave consideration to the suggested list of priorities and endorsed the list set out in paragraph 7 of the report;

2. agreed to adopt in principle the draft HRA capital programme as submitted, having regard to those priorities; and

3. asked the Community O and S Committee for any ideas on



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