Report of the Cabinet Member for Corporate Delivery/Chief Finance Officer to follow
Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Corporate Delivery / Chief Finance Officer which provided an update on the results of consultation on the proposed Savings Programme 2021/22 to 2022/23.
The Council is legally obliged to set a balanced revenue budget. The budget setting process is complex and must be undertaken in a planned way. Whilst budgets are prepared in accordance with the approved guidelines a number of
alternative options relating to savings proposals and budget pressures are considered as part of the overall budget setting process.
Consideration was given to a number of options in putting forward the savings
proposals contained in the report to Cabinet 1st December 2021 and the report
outlined any alternatives. To do nothing was not considered to be an option as
the Council is legally required to set a balanced budget.
Cabinet Members could decide not to implement these proposals and provide
alternative options to enable a balanced budget to be achieved
1. That the outcome of consultation as detailed in section 4.2 and appendix 2 of the report and the private agenda item appendices be noted;
2. That the comments of Corporate Overview and Scrutiny regarding proposals included within Workforce and Business As Usual as detailed in appendix 3 and section 4.2. of the report be noted;
3. That Cabinet approve the following savings proposal be submitted to Council for approval:
· ASC-2021-22-005 Changes to Adult Care Charging Policy.
4. That the following savings proposals be withdrawn:
· NH-2021-22-006 Review of Neighbourhood Cohesion and Community Centre Engagement Officer Post;
· NH-2021-22-007 Review of Town Centre Enforcement Warden Posts;
· EC-2021-22-003 Shopmobility.
Reasons for the decision:
Cabinet Members are required to recommend a balanced Revenue Budget
and Capital Programme 2021/22 to Council and provisional budgets for 2022/23 to 2023/24. The Council is required to set a balanced budget for 2020/21 the by 11th March 2020.
Eligible for call in - no
Chief Finance Officer to report
The Committee scrutinised a report of the Chief Finance Officer, which provided an update on the results of consultation on the proposed Savings Programme 2021/2022 to 2022/2023.
The Committee noted that previous comments made on the proposals at the meeting held on 8th February 2021 had been incorporated into the report that would be submitted to Cabinet on 25th February 2021.
1. That the proposed Savings Program – Update Following Consultation be noted.