Budget and Performance Panel - Thursday, 7th December 2023 6.10 p.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

Contact: Stephen Metcalfe, Democratic Support - email 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence



Minutes of the Meeting held on 20th September 2023 (previously circulated). 


Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair


Declaration of Interests

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 



Exclusion of the Press and Public

Whilst the following report is public, it contains an exempt appendix.  The Panel is recommended to pass the following recommendation in relation to the following item if it is minded to discuss the exempt appendix:- “That in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business, on the grounds that it could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”


Members are reminded that, whilst the appendix has been marked exempt, it is for the Panel itself to decide whether or not to consider it in private or in public. In making the decision, Members should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. In considering their discretion Members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.


Strategic Risk Register pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Report of the Chief Executive. 

Additional documents:

Note: At this point, if required, the press and public will be re-admitted to the meeting.


Delivering Our Priorities Q2 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 461 KB

Cabinet Report and Appendices to be considered by Cabinet on 5th December 2023 attached. 

Additional documents:


Treasury Management Mid-Year Review 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Cabinet Report and Appendices considered by Cabinet on 24th October 2023 attached. 

Additional documents:


Medium Term Financial Strategy

Report of Chief Officer Resources.  Report to follow. 


Work Programme Report

Joint report of Chief Officers Finance and Governance.  Report to follow.