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Contact: James Kinsella, Governance Manager Tel: 020 8937 2063; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The press and public are welcome to attend this meeting or alternatively to follow proceedings via the live webcast. The link to follow the meeting is available via the Livestreaming page on the Council and Democracy section of the Council's website or link on the front page of the published meeting agenda.
Apologies for Absence
To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the previous Council meeting held on Monday 20 November 2023.
Declarations of Interest
Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.
Mayor's Announcements (including any petitions received)
To receive any announcements from the Mayor.
To agree any appointments to Committees and Outside Bodies (if any) in accordance with Standing Order 30(g).
(Agenda republished to include list of appointments for consideration on 28 February 2024)
6.1 Budget & Council Tax 2024-25
This report sets out the Council’s budget proposals for 2024 - 25. It also details the results of the consultation, scrutiny and equalities considerations in relation to the budget proposals. The report also sets out the overall financial position facing the Council for the medium term and highlights the significant risks, issues and uncertainties.
Members are asked to note that the recommendations in the report were approved by Cabinet on 5 February 2024 for reference on to Council.
6.2 Conservative Group amendments to the Budget & Council Tax proposals 2024 - 25
To consider the proposed amendments submitted by the Conservative Group in relation to the Council’s budget proposals for 2024 - 25.
(Agenda republished to include the Conservative amendments to the budget proposals on 28 February 2024)
6.3 Liberal Democrats Group amendments to the Budget & Council Tax proposals 2024 - 25
To consider the proposed amendments submitted by the Liberal Democrats Group in relation to the Council’s budget proposals for 2024 – 25.
(Agenda republished to include the Liberal Democrats amendments to the budget proposals on 26 February 2024)
This report presents the Council’s External Auditor’s Annual Report on value for money as part of the 2022 - 23 audit of the year end accounts. It also sets out the key recommendations made within the Annual Report.
Members are asked to note that a representative of the Council’s External Auditor’s (Grant Thornton) will be present at the meeting to respond to any issues raised.
This report provides an update on treasury management activities for the first half of the financial year 2023-24.
Members are asked to note that the report was noted by Cabinet on 15 January 2024 and has been referred on to Council for consideration in compliance with CIPFAs Code of Practice on Treasury Management.
This report outlines the annual review of the Members Allowance Scheme undertaken for 2024 - 2025.
At the discretion of the Mayor to consider any urgent business, in accordance with Standing Order 37(s).