Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Reading, RG1 2LU

Contact: Simon Hill - Committee Services Email: (  0118 9372303

Link: Webcast of meeting

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Chair's Announcements


Declarations of Interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB


Petitions and Questions pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To receive any petitions from the public and any questions from the public and Councillors.



Decision Book References


Concessionary Travel Scheme - Investigation of Budget Saving Proposals pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services


This report provides an update on proposed changes to the Concessionary Travel scheme for Older Person pass holders and disabled people using the Access Pass in Reading.

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Chief Finance Officer's Report on the Robustness of the Council's 2019/20 Budget pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Director of Resources


This report fulfils the requirement under Section 25 of the Local Government Act 2003 for the Council’s Chief Financial Officer to report to Council on the robustness of the estimates made for the purposes of the calculations of the budget, and the adequacy of the proposed level of financial reserves.

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Draft 2019/20 Budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy to 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 351 KB

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Resources


This report sets out the Council’s draft Medium Term Financial Strategy and associated spending plans for the three years 2019/20 to 2021/22.  The report covers all aspects of the Council’s spend: General Fund revenue expenditure funded by the council tax payer, government grant and other sources of income, Housing Revenue Account (HRA) expenditure, funded by council tenants’ rents, and the Council’s Capital Programmes (General Fund and HRA) funded by grants and contributions, capital receipts, revenue and prudential borrowing.

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Shareholder Consent: Homes for Reading Ltd Appointment of External Auditor for 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

This report seeks approval from the Committee, acting as Shareholder of Homes for Reading Ltd, to appoint an external auditor to prepare the accounts for the 2018/19 financial year.