Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 25 January 2022 6.00pm

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4UH. View directions

Contact: Steve Platt, Democratic Services Officer 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 525 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 25 November 2021.


Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report.


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests and Whipping pdf icon PDF 471 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.



Housing Revenue Account Capital and Revenue Budgets 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

This report presents the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital and revenue budgets for 2022/23 and provides details of proposed rent and service charge levels for 2022/23. The report also contains the latest revised forecasts of the HRA Business Plan.


The comments of this Committee will be collated for onward despatch to the Cabinet on 8 February 2022 and Council on 24 February 2022.


Draft Capital and Revenue Budgets 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 390 KB

This report presents the Council’s draft capital and revenue budgets for 2022/23. In accordance with the Constitution, Cabinet is required to develop ‘initial budget proposals’ approximately three months before finalising the budget and setting council tax levels at the end of February 2022.


The draft budget is based on the principles set out in the Financial Outlook 2022/23 reported to Cabinet on 28 September 2021.

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Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2022-2023. pdf icon PDF 183 KB

This report informs Members on the results of the public consultation concerning the proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2022-2023.


The Committee’s comments are sought before Cabinet is asked to recommend to Council a council tax reduction scheme for 2022-2023.


Appendices 1,3 and 5 will follow on a supplementary agenda.

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Council Strategy and Council Plan Refresh 2022 - 2023 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

The Council Strategy sets out the Council’s key priorities, the outcomes we expect to achieve and the programmes that we will deliver. The Council Plan is the delivery plan which sets out the measures that will be used to track performance against the Council’s key priorities.


Following consultation with directorates, this report proposes the Council Strategy 2022/23 and the Council Plan 2022/23.


Members are asked to consider these proposals and forward any comments to Cabinet on 8 February 2022, prior to consideration by Full Council on 24 February 2022, for implementation from 1 April 2022.

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Risk Strategy Annual Review pdf icon PDF 138 KB

In accordance with the Council’s Risk Management Strategy, this report presents the annual review of the Risk Strategy.

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Work programme pdf icon PDF 201 KB

This item advises Members of the current work programme and allows the Committee to adjust it in the light of latest priorities, issues and circumstances. It gives Members the opportunity to shape and direct the Committee’s activities over the year. 

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