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Savings Programme 2022/23

Meeting: 23/02/2022 - Council (Item 51)

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To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate/Chief Finance Officer.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate/ Chief Finance Officer which provided an update on the proposed savings and the outcome of consultation on the workforce proposals that required consultation within the 2022/23-2023/24 Savings Programme.

 

 

RESOLVED –

 

  1. Council noted that the Business as Usual savings totalling £477,000 approved at Cabinet in November 2021 had been incorporated into the budget estimates for 2022/23 – 2024/25.

 

  1. Council noted that the overall savings available for 2022/23 had reduced by £91,000 and that this would be managed via the use of reserves in 2022/23 and through the overall budget gap for 2023/24 onwards.

 

  1. Council noted that the workforce saving proposal (£113,000) would be implemented via the Council’s delegated decision making process.

 


Meeting: 22/02/2022 - Cabinet (Item 104)

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Report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate/Chief Finance Officer.

Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report of the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate which provided an update on the proposed savings and the outcomes of consultation on the work force proposals which required consultation within the 2022/23-2023/24 Savings Programme.

 

Alternatives considered:

1.    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.

2.    Budget challenge sessions were held which considered opportunities for savings proposals / efficiency savings. These options were then considered by Cabinet on 23rd November 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.

3.    Cabinet Members could decide not to implement these proposals and provide alternative options to enable a balanced budget to be achieved.

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That it be noted that the BAU savings totalling £477k approved at November Cabinet have been incorporated into the budget estimates for 2022/23 – 2024/25 to be submitted to Budget Council;

2.    That it be noted that the overall savings available for 2022/23 has reduced by £91k on a one off basis and that this would be managed via the use of reserves in 2022/23 and through the overall budget gap for 2023/24 onwards;

3.    That it be noted that the Workforce saving proposal (£113k) would be implemented via the Councils’ Delegated Decision Making (DDM) process.

 

Reasons for decision:

Cabinet Members are required to recommend a balanced Revenue Budget and Capital Programme 2022/23 to Budget Council and provisional budgets for 2023/24 to 2024-25. The Council is required to set a balanced budget for 2022/23 the by 11th March 2022.


Meeting: 17/02/2022 - Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 77)

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To scrutinise the Savings Programme 2022/23.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate/ Chief Finance Officer which provided an update on the proposed savings and the outcome of consultation on the workforce proposals that required consultation within the 2022/23-2023/24 Savings Programme.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted


Meeting: 10/02/2022 - Cabinet (Item 8.)

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Report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate/Chief Finance Officer.


Meeting: 08/02/2022 - Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 9.)

9. Savings Programme 2022/23

To scrutinise the Savings Programme 2022/23.