Recommendations - That the Executive:
a) Notes the outturn position for the County Council’s 2021/22 Revenue Budget, as summarised in paragraph 2.1.2 of the report
b) Notes the position on the GWB (paragraphs 2.4.1 to 2.4.3 of the report)
c) Notes the position on the ‘Strategic Capacity – Unallocated’ reserve (paragraphs 2.4.4 to 2.4.7 of the report)
d) Approves the top up of the LGR reserve to £38m as per business case (paragraph 2.5.1) and notes the position at paragraph 2.5.2 of the report.
e) Approves the request for £1.5m of one-off funding from the LGR Transitional Fund for a single Microsoft 365 platform for the new council as set out in paragraphs 2.5.4 to 2.5.5 of the report.
f) Delegates authority to the Corporate Director in consultation with the Executive Member for Finance, to approve subsequent “approved” bids from the LGR Transitional Fund as set put in paragraph 2.5.6 of the report.
g) Notes the performance of the Treasury Management operation during 2021/22 and the outturn position on Prudential Indicators
h) Notes the position on capital outturn as detailed in Appendices A to E of the report
i) Recommends to the County Council, the proposed carry forward to 2022/23 of the net capital underspend totalling £2.5m as set out in paragraph 4.14 of the report
j) Approves the financing of capital expenditure as detailed in paragraph 4.16 and Appendix F of the report.
k) Approves additional funding, in principle, to meet the conditions set by the DfE in relation to the delivery of a special needs Free School in Selby as detailed in paragraph 4.28 of the report.
Considered– A joint report of the Chief Executive and Corporate Director - Strategic Resources, bringing togetherkey aspects of the CountyCouncil’s performanceon aquarterlybasis.
CountyCouncillorCarlLesintroducedtheQuarter 4performancemonitoringandbudget report,confirmingtheperformancesectionprovided an introductory focus on all of the ambitions of the County Council, for the benefit of the new County Councillors.
County CouncillorDavidChance presentedthe Executive performancereportsummary, confirmingthe performance report provided evidence of the Council’s continued strong performancedespite COVID-19,and continuedprogressin deliveringits wide-rangeofambitions.
CountyCouncillorCarlLes introduced each ambition and individual Executive Members highlighted a number of specific issues associated with the ambitions linked to their portfolio.
In regard to ambitions of ‘Leading for North Yorkshire’ and ‘Innovative and Forward Thinking’ County Councillor David Chance confirmed:
· The rollout of free public wi-fi to 20 towns across the county, against an original target of 16;
· The growing percentage of the County’s business and residential properties with Superfast broadband (93.4%);
· The continued support for communities as they continued to respond to and recover from the pandemic;
· The continued support for the delivery of the Household Support Fund, to address the rising food, energy and essential living costs;
· Over 300 Ukrainian guests were being supported by their sponsors and NYCC to access immediate funds, support and essential services;
· £1.7m in savings delivered through the new ways of working;
· Staff working from home had led to significant reductions in staff travel and printing costs;
· Social media and website usage continued to return towards pre-pandemic levels;
· An increase in staff illness including Covid related illnesses, ... view the full minutes text for item 21