Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 18TH JANUARY, 2012
REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (CORPORATE RESOURCES): 20TH DECEMBER, 2011
" INITIAL HOUSING REVENUE ACCOUNT BUDGET PROPOSALS 2012/13 AND REVISED BUDGET 2011/12 (REF - MIN. NO. 647)
The Scrutiny Committee (Housing and Public Protection) had, on 1st December, 2011 considered the above, noted the revised budget estimate for 2011/12, and noted and referred the initial budget proposals for 2012/13 to this Committee. Local authorities were required to set a budget for their Housing Revenue Account (HRA) on an annual basis, the budget being such as to ensure that the HRA was not in deficit at the year end. The Scrutiny Committee (Housing and Public Protection) had requested a further report in respect of the suggested increase for rent and other services once the necessary information had been made available from the Welsh Government. It was noted that an estimated only average rent increase of 3%, based on the latest Business Plan, had been included in the 2012/13 initial budget proposals.
Given that the final subsidy determination would not be received until January 2012 and that a further report would be made after that time, it was
RECOMMENDED - T H A T the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee (Housing and Public Protection) be noted and forwarded to Cabinet and the Budget Working Party.
Reason for recommendation
In order that Cabinet and the Budget Working Party be informed of the comments of the Scrutiny Committees before making a final proposal on the budget."
Attached as Appendix - Reference from Scrutiny Committee (Housing and Public Protection): 1st December, 2011