Decision Maker: Homes Policy Development Group, Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Arising from a * report from the Deputy Chief Executive (S151) and Director of Operations considering the options available in order for the Council to set a balanced budget for 2019/20 and agree a future strategy for further budgetary planning for 2020/2021 onwards; the Homes Policy Development Group had made the following recommendations: that the proposed HRA budget for 2019/20 be approved subject to garage rents being frozen for 2019/20 and that from 2020/2021 onwards garage rents be increased by the Consumer Prices Index plus 1%.
The Cabinet Member for Finance outlined the contents of the report stating that the Housing Revenue Account was well managed and he highlighted the 1% rent decrease proposed by central Government in 2015 each year until 2019/20. It was proposed that rents be increased in 2010/21 by CPI plus 1% which confirmed with the previous rent policy. He stated that it was proposed to freeze garage rents for 2019/20. He explained the Right to Buy system and the impact of this on the HRA.
Consideration was given to the impact of the Right to Buy scheme.
RESOLVED that the recommendation of the Policy Development Group be approved.
(Proposed by Cllr P H D Hare-Scott and seconded by Cllr R L Stanley)
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.
Publication date: 12/02/2019
Date of decision: 07/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 07/02/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 16/02/2019