(BPF) Full council recommended to approve:
(1) The HRA budget for 2018/19 and revised 2017/19 as set out at appendix 1 to the report. (2) That social and affordable rents (including shared ownership) are decreased by 1% in line with government policy. (3) That service charges for general needs properties are increased by 5.14%. (4) That service charges for the older persons sheltered accommodation are increased by 1.78%. (5) That the support charge for sheltered housing residents remains at £7.50 per unit, per week pending a review in the summer. (6) To give delegated authority to the Director of Service Delivery, in consultation with the Cabinet portfolio holders for Financial Services and Direct Assistance Services to set the support charge for sheltered housing residents following a review of costs in the summer. (7) That heating costs are set at a level designed to recover the estimated actual cost. (8) That water charges are set at a level designed to recover the estimated cost of metered consumption. (9) Garage rents are increased by 4% this year following the disposal and repurposing of designated garage sites. (10) To give delegated authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Cabinet Portfolio holders for Financial Services and Direct Assistance Services and the Head of Finance to finalise Eastbourne Homes’ Management Fee and Delivery Plan. (11) The HRA capital programme as set out at appendix 2 to the report.