Agenda item

Draft General Fund Revenue Budget 2018/19

The report has been circulated with the Cabinet Agenda for its meeting on 18th January 2018. The relevant Minute and report has been referred direct to all Scrutiny Committees for consideration.


The Committee considered Minute 649 of Cabinet held on 18th January 2018, which had been referred direct by Cabinet to all three Scrutiny Committees, together with a report of the Corporate Management Team presenting the draft revenue budget for 2018/19.


In response to questions regarding the apparent increase in the 2017/18 Probable Outturn to 2018/19 Budget Income, as shown under “Other grants and reimbursements” and “Fees & Charges”, the Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and the Economy undertook to provide a written response which would be circulated to all Members of the Scrutiny Committee.




That the following decisions of Cabinet be noted:


“1. That the 2018/19 draft revenue budget and any required commencement of consultation, statutory or otherwise, be approved.


2. That it be noted that the 2018/19 draft revenue budget has been prepared on the basis of a Council Tax increase of 4.49%, being 2.99% for general use and 1.5% for Adult Social Care.


3. That it be noted that the 2018/19 draft revenue budget has been prepared using the provisional local government finance settlement and that the outcome from the final settlement will need to be factored into the final budget proposals for Budget Cabinet and Budget Council.


4. That the 2018/19 draft revenue budget, as endorsed, be referred to all three Scrutiny Committees, Business sector and Voluntary sector to inform Cabinet, which will then recommend the Budget and Council Tax to Council.


5. That the schools budget position and the recommendations to the Education Board on 16th January 2018, as set out in Appendix 14 and 14(i) to the submitted report, be noted and referred to People Scrutiny Committee and then to Cabinet and Council.


6. That the direction of travel for 2019/20 and beyond, as set out in section 15 of the submitted report, be endorsed.”


Note:- This is an Executive Function save that approval of the final budget following Cabinet on 13th February 2018 is a Council Function.

Executive Councillor:- Lamb


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