You cannot vote, as a council, to endorse your budget and approve your precept demand to the local authority if you don’t know what elements are allocated to EMR.
Well, you ‘can’ if that is what is happening, but you shouldn’t since you won’t be able to affirm the question in your AGAR - do you have an effective system of financial management.
There really is no such thing as senior / junior councillors. All are equal and all have an equality of vote.
See how ‘senior’ your Cllrs are if they don’t manage a majority vote….