Agenda and draft minutes

Finance and Resources Committee - Thursday, 6 January 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AB

Contact: Email: committees@broxtowe.gov.uk 

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Items
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57.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interest in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

58.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9 December 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 December 2021 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

59.

GRANT AID REQUESTS FROM KIMBERLEY TOWN COUNCIL pdf icon PDF 285 KB

To consider requests for grant assistance in accordance with the protocol for the consideration of grant aid to parish and town councils.

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered the request for grant assistance in accordance with the protocol for the consideration of grant aid to parish and town councils.

 

The requests for funding towards the remembrance event and festive activities are being considered retrospectively having been received too late for the consideration of the Finance and Resources Committee.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1.       The grant aid request for £1,200 in respect of the Remembrance Sundry event be approved.

2.       The remaining three grant aid requests be deferred pending receipt of further assurances from Kimberley Town Council as to how it proposes to fund these schemes in the event of the Council only providing a partial contribution and further information about its intentions for use of its reserve balances.

3.       A review of the protocol for grants to parishes and town councils be undertaken by the appropriate Committee.

 

60.

COUNCIL TAX BASE 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To approve the Council Tax Base for the year 2022/23. 

Minutes:

The Committee consider the Council Tax Base for the year 2022/23. The 2022/23 Council Tax Base had been calculated in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012.

 

RESOLVED that based on the number of band D equivalent properties and in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012, Broxtowe Borough Council calculates its Council Tax Base for the year 2022/23 as follows:

 

        1.       For the whole of its area 34,530.00. 

2.       In respect of Parish Precepts and Special Expenses for those parts of its area mentioned in the table below, the amounts specified therein –

                 

                  Part of Council’s Area     Area Council Tax Base

         

          Awsworth    606.78

          Brinsley       695.96

          Cossall        216.56

          Eastwood    3,017.84

          Greasley      3,727.31

          Kimberley    1,855.54

          Nuthall         2,266.30

          Stapleford    4,178.70

          Strelley        179.15

          Trowell        832.42

 

          Special Expenses Area

 

          Beeston Area         16,953.44

61.

LOCAL COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEME 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To seek approval for arrangements to operate in 2022/23 in respect of the Local Council Tax Support Scheme.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the arrangements to operate in 2022/23 in respect of the Local Council Tax Support Scheme.

 

The current scheme allows for up to 100% of the council tax liability to be paid in council tax support.

 

RECOMMENDED to Council that the current LCTSS remains in place for 2022/23.

62.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To consider items for inclusion in the Work Programme for future meetings.

Minutes:

 

Members consider the Work Programme.

 

RESOLVED that the Work Programme be approved.

63.

URGENT ITEM pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a method to determine applications made under the discretionary elements of the Government’s latest COVID-19 support packages to local businesses. The fund would be available to support those businesses affected by the pandemic but that are ineligible for existing support linked to business rates. 

 

RESOLVED that the establishment of an appropriate policy and decision making framework for the discretionary elements of the above schemes be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, the Deputy Leader, Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee and Leader of opposition or their representative.