Decision details

Draft 2023/24 Budget Update

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the contents of the report in order to start the budget consultation process as follows;

·         A proposed 1.99% increase in council tax in 2023/24 with no proposed cuts to services;

·         A forecast balanced budget for 2023/24, based on a 1.99% increase in council tax as noted above;

·         A forecast budget shortfall for 2024/25 which will continue into 2025/26, to be addressed through the development and delivery of the council’s Transformation Strategy and savings programme;

·         To note the proposals in the report for investment in the Labour Administration’s priority areas.

Report author: Louise Mattinson

Publication date: 20/01/2023

Date of decision: 19/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Executive Cabinet

Effective from: 28/01/2023

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