Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday 13th November 2019 11.00 am

Venue: JMR, The Deane House, Taunton

Contact: Michael Bryant or Scott Wooldridge  01823 357628 Email: democraticservices@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

Details of Cabinet Member interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

3.

Minutes from the meeting held on 25th September 2019 pdf icon PDF 47 KB

4.

Public Question Time

The Chair will allow members of the public to present a petition on any matter within the Cabinet’s remit. Questions or statements about any matter on the agenda for this meeting may be taken at the time when each matter is considered.

5.

Corporate Performance Report - Quarter 2 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To consider this report

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet:

1. Considered and commented on the information contained within this report.

2. Considered the proposed management actions already in place are adequate to improve performance to the desired level.

3. Agreed this report and any appendices as the latest position for Somerset County Council against its Council Vision.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

6.

2019/20 Revenue Budget Monitoring - Quarter 2 (Month 6) Report pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To consider this report

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet:

1. Noted the forecast balanced budget position for the end of 2019/20

2. Noted that £6.127m of the corporate contingency remains unallocated

3. Noted the delivery of £17.884m savings by Quarter 2 and the forecast delivery of £21.316m by the year end

4. Noted the improving financial resilience of the Council, with the level of reserves now being projected as £56.347m by the year end (comprising £36.657m of Earmarked Reserves and £19.690m of General Fund).

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

7.

2019/20 Capital Budget Monitoring - Quarter 2 (Month 6) Report pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet:

 

1. Noted the forecasted budget position for the currently approved 5-year programme with a forecast favourable variance of £1.735m;

2. Approved the request to vire £0.040m of grant funding from the Smart Ticketing project to the New Fleet Management System project, as detailed in Section 5 of this report.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

8.

Treasury Management 2019/20 mid-year Report pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To consider this report

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet endorsed the Treasury Management Mid-Year Report for 2019-20 and recommended it is received and endorsed by Full Council at the next sitting of Full Council.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

9.

Heart of the South West Joint Committee - Governance Arrangements and Budgetary Position pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider this report

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet:

 

(a) as a constituent member, approved the amendments (highlighted it italics) to the Heart of the South West Joint Committee’s list of functions in the Arrangements document – Appendix A attached;

(b) noted the updated budget position for 2019/20 and that the County Council will continue as the Administering Authority for the Joint Committee;

(c) made provision of £21,000 as a contribution to the administration and work programme of the Committee in 2020/21 financial year subject to all other Constituent Members making a financial contribution based on the methodology agreed in previous years.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

10.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.