Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Governance, Audit and Finance Board - Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: Hollybank Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hants PO9 2AX. View directions

Contact: Mark Gregory  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item



To receive apologies for absence.



Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Shimbart and Smith.



Declarations of Interest


Councillor Briggs declared a pecuniary interest in that part of Budget Panel’s Report (Minute 48) relating to Norse SE as he was Director of that Joint Venture Company.



Chairman's Report


The Chairman had nothing to report.



Budget 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:


The Deputy Leader of the Council was invited to take part in the Board’s discussions and answer questions raised by the members of the Board.


The Budget Scrutiny Panel’s Budget Scrutiny 2018/19 Report


The Scrutiny Board considered a report from the Budget Scrutiny and Policy Development Panel, setting out its findings and recommendations following a scrutiny of the 2018/19 budget.


The Board endorsed the recommendations of the Panel.


Draft Proposals for the Revenue, Capital Budget and Business Plans 2019/20 and Medium Term Financial Strategy to 2023/24


The Board was also given an opportunity to consider and comment upon the draft budget proposals. 


The Board endorsed the recommendations set out in Agenda Item 5 (Revenue, Capital Budget and Business Plans 2019/20 and Medium Term Financial Strategy to 2023/24) subject to the budget being amended to accommodate the Panel’s recommendations relating to the publication of Serving You.




(a)          that the Cabinet be recommended to adopt the recommendations of the Budget Scrutiny Panel; and


(b)          a trend analysis of staffing costs as a proportion of the Council’s overall annual budget over the past five years be submitted for scrutiny by the Budget Scrutiny Panel