Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 1st March, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: Multi-Location Meeting - Council Chamber, Port Talbot & Microsoft Teams. View directions

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Chairs Announcements


The Chair welcomed the Committee.


Declarations of Interests


There were no declarations of interests.


Pre-decision Scrutiny

·        To select appropriate items from the Cabinet agenda for pre-decision scrutiny (cabinet reports enclosed for Scrutiny Members)


The Committee chose to scrutinise the following item on the Cabinet agenda:


2023/24 Revenue Budget Proposals


Members received the proposed Council 2023/24 revenue

Budget which was inclusive of the investment in services, investments from reserves, budget solutions and proposed council tax levels. The setting of the principals for fees and charges were also included within the report. This report was brought to members following the Draft Revenue Budget Proposals going out to consultation, as detailed within the report.


It was noted that on page 29 of the report under the heading ‘Reason for proposed decision’ that there was an error in the following sentence,To fulfil the statutory requirement to determine the budget for 2022/23’. It is meant to read 2023/24 and not 2022/23 as detailed in the report.


It was also highlighted that on Page 9 of the report, there was an error in the following sentence ‘Finally, the leisure services listed at Appendix have separate subsidy reduction targets applied.’ It was noted that the sentence was referring to appendix 6.


Following scrutiny, the recommendations were supported to Cabinet.



Urgent Items

Any urgent items (whether public or exempt) at the discretion of the Chairman pursuant to Section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972


There were no urgent items.