Issue - decisions
Budget Scrutiny Task Group
The Committee was invited to consider the establishment of a Scrutiny Task and Finish Group to review the Budget Outturn Performance for 2019/20; to review the implementation of the 2019 Budget Scrutiny recommendations (as agreed by the Council/Executive); and to review the Brent Council Budget Proposals for 2020/21, in accordance with Part 4 paragraph 5 of the Council Constitution.
It was anticipated that the Task and Finish Group would convene between October 2019 to January 2020 to receive oral and written evidence and report back to the Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on Wednesday 29 January 2020 with a view to receive a report and make recommendations to the Council and Cabinet.
The Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee agreed:
i. That the Budget Scrutiny Task Group be established with the following members:
• Cllr Matt Kelcher, Chair
• Cllr Ketan Sheth
• Cllr Neil Nerva
• Cllr Anita Thakkar
• Cllr Reg Colwill
ii. That the Budget Scrutiny Task Group adopt the following terms of reference:
a. To consider the in-year budget performance of the Council against outturn expenditure for 2019-2020.
b. To identify and consider the key budget pressures and strategic financial issues for the Council and how these were being managed.
c. To consider the draft budget proposals for 2020-2021, including the main areas of proposed growth and savings, key budgetary risks and the extent to which the budget proposals reflect the Council's priorities outlined in the Borough Plan.