Decision details


Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(i)        That the 2023/26 proposed budget strategy, including the 2023/24 draft revenue budget and the 2023/27 MTFS, be approved.


(ii)       That the proposal to increase Council Tax by 2.99% in 2023/24 (comprising 1.0% adult social care precept and 1.99% general increase) and by similar levels for the remaining years of the MTFS 2023/26 be noted.


(iii)     That the assumptions made in setting the MTFP in section 3.2 and the degree of uncertainty be noted.


(iv)     That the remaining budget gap for the years 2023/24 to 2025/26 be noted.


(v)      That the commentary of the Director of Finance and Systems, the Council’s statutory S151 officer, regarding the financial sustainability of the Council in Section 1.6 be noted.


(vi)     It was noted that the draft proposals are subject to various consultation exercises, further analysis of reserves, savings and income including impact assessments, potential future movements in core funding and specific grants, revised costings and robustness assessments.


(vii)    It was noted that the review of the Capital Programme which is ongoing and agreed that no further contractual commitments are made on capital projects which are financed from either capital receipts or borrowing until the current review of the capital programme is completed.


(viii)   That the flexible use of capital receipts to support in part the cost of the Modernisation Team in developing the Council’s Finance and Change Programme for the next two years be noted.


Publication date: 26/10/2022

Date of decision: 24/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 24/10/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 03/11/2022

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