Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet,

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


RESOLVED: That Cabinet approved the decrease in the 2023/24 working budget of £301k, as detailed in table 7.




(1)   To note the position on the Collection Fund and how it will be funded.


(2)   To note the position relating to the General Fund balance and that due to the risks identified a minimum balance of £2.48 million is recommended.


(3)   To note the net revenue savings that are likely to be required in future years, combined with the Chief Finance Officer’s section 25 report (Appendix D) which provides a commentary on the risks and reliability of estimates contained in the budget.


(4)   To approve the revenue savings and investments as detailed in Appendix B.


(5)   To approve a net expenditure budget of £20.365m, as detailed in Appendix C.


(6)   To approve a Council Tax increase of 2.99%, which is in line with the provisions in the Medium Term Financial Strategy.


REASON FOR RECOMMENDATIONS: To ensure that all relevant factors are considered in arriving at a budget and Council Tax level for 2024/25. To ensure that the budget is aligned to Council priorities for 2024/25 as set out in the Council Plan.

Publication date: 08/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2024 - Cabinet

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