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Revenue Budget and Precept 2019/20 and Capital Programme 2019/20 - 2021/22

Meeting: 14/02/2019 - County Council (Item 129)

129 Revenue Budget and Precept 2019/20 and Capital Programme 2019/20 - 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To consider the recommendations of Cabinet for the Revenue Budget and Precept for 2019/20 and the Capital Programme for 2019/20 to 2021/22.

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The Leader introduced the Revenue Budget and Precept for 2018/19 and the Capital Programme for the period 2019/20 to 2021/22 (Item 9 in the Minute Book), and moved the recommendations.  Councillor Mel Kendal, the Executive Member for Economic Development presented the report.


A correction was noted to Appendix 8: Treasury Management Strategy Statement, page 124 of the Agenda pack – in the table detailing a balance sheet summary and forecast, the figures for Street Lighting PFI and Waste Management Contract have been transposed, which does not change the calculations in the table nor does it impact on any other numbers in the report.


In commending the revenue budget proposals the Executive Member for Economic Development highlighted revenue items linked to the development of capital investment priorities totalling £2.9m together with approvals associated with the Manydown development site; the Reserves Strategy underpinning the provision of funding for the transformation of services; the setting aside of contingency sums for use on a one-off basis later in the year totalling £19m, and outlined the County Council’s approach to the mitigation of risk in regard to investments.

The Executive Member reported that social care services continue to be the highest risk area of the Council’s budget.  The Council’s Reserve Strategy therefore provides time for the transformation of these services to be successfully planned, developed and delivered.


In regard to the Capital Programme, the Executive Member drew Members’ attention to the recommendation for an increase to the Capital Programme of £32.869m for further infrastructure works and the by-pass at Botley.  £491.6m for the delivery of schemes over the three year period 2019/20 to 2021/22 follows a revised Programme of £328.4m for 2018/19 providing a boost to the local economy, which represents a significant investment in Hampshire’s infrastructure.

In conclusion, the Executive Member reported that the Revenue Budget and the Capital Programme together enables the continuing provision of essential services to residents, and a stable platform to consider forthcoming challenges to 2021.


The full opening debate speech of the Executive Member for Economic Development is appended to these Minutes.

Opposition Group Leaders responded to the proposals. During the course of a full debate, views in support of, or raising concern, about the proposals were expressed. No Amendments were moved therefore the recommendations were put to the vote in accordance with Standing Order 22.2, the outcome of which was recorded as follows:

FOR - 51

Councillors: John Bennison, Fred Birkett, Ray Bolton, Jackie Branson, Ziliah Brooks, Graham Burgess, Adam Carew, Fran Carpenter, Christopher Carter, Roz Chadd, Rod Cooper, Roland Dibbs, Peter Edgar, Keith Evans, Liz Fairhurst, Steve Forster, Andrew Gibson, Jonathan Glen, Judith Grajewski, Marge Harvey, Pal Hayre, Edward Heron, Gary Hughes, Rob Humby, Roger Hexstep, Andrew Joy, David Keast, Mark Kemp-Gee, Mel Kendal, Peter Latham, Keith Mans, Alexis McEvoy, Anna McNair Scott, Derek Mellor, Floss Mitchell, Rob Mocatta, Kirsty North, Russell Oppenheimer, Neville Penman, Roy Perry, Lance Quantrill, Stephen Reid, Patricia Stallard, Robert Taylor, Tom Thacker,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 129