Decision details

Budget and Business Plan 2020/21

Decision Maker: West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the transport levy and revenue budget for 2020/21 for the Combined Authority.




(a)       That the Combined Authority proposed revenue budget for 2020/21 be approved.


(b)       That the indicative capital programme and budget for 2019/20 – 2022/23 be approved.


(c)        That the 2020/21 business plan be approved.


(d)       That the Transport Committee be delegated to approve individual schemes within the integrated transport block of the 2020/21 capital programme up to a maximum cost of £3 million.


(e)       That in accordance with the powers contained in the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (as amended) and by virtue of article 9(6) of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Order and the Transport Levying Bodies Regulations 2015 (as amended) a levy of £103 million be determined for the year ended 31 March 2021.


(f)        That the Director, Corporate Services be authorised to issue the levy letter in respect of the financial year ending 31 March 2021 to the five District Councils in West Yorkshire.


(g)       That a payment of £5.09 million and of £3 million be made to the five District Councils in accordance with Table 2 of the report.


(h)       That authorisation be given to the Director, Corporate Services to arrange appropriate funding for all expenditure in 2019/20 and 2020/21 subject to statutory limitation, including the most appropriate application of capital funding as set out in the report.


(i)         That approval be made to the indicative expenditure of highways maintenance funding of £28.403 million and the pothole action fund of £1.594 million, to be paid quarterly to the West Yorkshire local authorities in accordance with the DfT formula, and for Director, Corporate Services to vary these amounts should DfT revise the payments from those provisionally indicated.


(j)         That approval be given to the continuing of the policy, effective from 2017/18, for recovering the Combined Authority costs of managing the capital programme against the capital programme spend being mainly Growth Deal, Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and Local Transport Plan Integrated Transport.  For 2020/21 the estimated total value is £9.6 million (2% - 3% of the total capital programme).


(k)        That the adoption of the CIPFA Code of Practice for Treasury Management in Public Services be reaffirmed.


(l)         That the treasury management policy as set out in Appendix 4 be approved.


(m)      That the prudential limits for the next three years as set out in Appendix 4 be adopted.


Report author: Angela Taylor

Publication date: 06/02/2020

Date of decision: 06/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2020 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Effective from: 14/02/2020

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