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Finance & Policy Committee – 24th November 2022

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Congleton Town Hall

Contact: Serena Van Schepdael – Finance Manager/Responsible Financial Officer

Tel: 01260 270350 Email: info@congleton-tc.gov.uk

The following members sit on this committee:

Ex-Officio Members: Councillor Margaret Gartside (Town Mayor), Councillor Rob Moreton (Deputy Mayor)

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1. Apologies for absence

Members are respectfully reminded of the necessity to submit any apology for absence in advance and to give a reason for non-attendance.

2. Minutes of Previous Meetings (Enclosed)

To approve and sign the minutes of the Finance & Policy Committee held on 29th September 2022.

3. Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare both “pecuniary” and “non-pecuniary” interests as early in the meeting as they become known.

4. Outstanding Actions

To review any outstanding actions from previous meetings.

5. Questions from Members of the Public

There will be 15 minutes at each meeting to receive any questions from Members of the Public, either verbally at the meeting including those which have been received in writing 7 days prior to the meeting.

6. Urgent Items

Members may raise urgent items related to this committee, but no discussion or decisions may be taken at the meeting.

7. Grant Approvals and Commitments (Enclosed)

To receive a statement showing the current position for Grant Approvals and Commitments as at 30th September 2022.

8. New Applications for Financial Assistance (Enclosed)

9. New Grant Activities Monitoring Forms (Enclosed)

To receive the New Grant Activities Monitoring Form from:

10. Management Accounts (Enclosed)

To receive and consider the Management Accounts to 30th September 2022.

11. Bank Reconciliation (Enclosed)

To receive and consider the bank reconciliation as at 30th September 2022. 

12. Savings Account Balances (Enclosed)

To receive the Savings Account balances as at 30th September 2022.

13. List of Payments (Enclosed)

To receive and approve the Payments lists for 31st March 2022 and between 1st August and 30th September 2022.

14. Budget and Precept 2023-24 (Enclosed)

    1. To approve the 2023-2024 budget amount.
    2. To approve the precept requirement of £1,068,179 for 2023-2024 which equates to a rise of 3.65% /£3.40 per household.
    3. To approve the year end movement of Ear Marked Reserves for 2022-2023.
    4. To approve the movement for 2023-24 expenditure from Ear Marked Reserves for 2023-2024.
    5.  To recommend 1-4 to Council on 8th December 2021 for approval.

15. First Interim Internal Audit Report (Enclosed)

To receive and note the first internal interim audit report for 2022/23.

16. Annual Pay Award 2022/23 (Enclosed)

To receive and approve the 2022/23 National Salary Award as agreed by the National Joint Council and Local Government Services and to recommend to Council for Approval on 8th December 2022.

17. Petty Cash Verification (Enclosed)

To note the verification of the Petty Cash balance as at 20th October 2022.

18. Investment Strategy Update (Enclosed)

To receive the update regarding the Investment Strategy for period beginning 8th November 2022.

19. Supplier Invoice (Enclosed)

To approve payment of invoice 125021 for Four Oaks Nurseries Ltd, for £7,301.40 (£6,084.50 plus £1,216.90 VAT) which is to be coded to Streetscape Horticultural Supplies [280-4043].