Decision details

Draft General Fund budget 2020/21

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Approval of the draft budget for consultation



i)                 that the Committee endorses the budget assumptions and strategy set out in the report;

ii)                that the public consultation be used to seek views on the significant proposals in Appendices 1 to 7 (as amended to reflect decisions taken at this meeting);

iii)              that the car park charges and order proposals set out be advertised; [see minute 467]

iv)              that it be noted that officers will use delegated powers to implement operational savings contained in the proposals;

v)               that for the cost recovery fees and charges (highlighted in amber in Appendix 7), officers are able to increase or decrease charges during the year by up to 5% if costs vary, in consultation with the Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee;


RECOMMENDED to Full Council:


vi) that officers be given authority to put into effect the measures required to achieve the service savings and reductions contained within the 2020/21 proposals, in order that the savings begin to accrue from as early as possible in 2020/21, subject to implementation of the measures only becoming effective if the measures are approved in the budget in February 2020.


Reason for the decision: The consultation period would be used to obtain views on the options for achieving a balanced budget.


Report author: Tricia Marshall

Publication date: 29/11/2019

Date of decision: 13/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 13/11/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

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