Decision details

Draft 24/25 Budget Update

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1.    That Members agree the contents of this report in order to start the budget consultation process as follows:

·         A proposed 2.99% increase in council tax in 2024/25 with no proposed cuts to services;

·         A forecast balanced budget for 2024/25, based on a 2.99% increase in council tax as noted above and the use of £0.365m of reserves

·         A forecast budget shortfall for 2025/26 of £1.575m, to be addressed through the development and delivery of the council’s savings programme;

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

Report author: Hemangini Chevli

Publication date: 22/01/2024

Date of decision: 18/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 18/01/2024 - Executive Cabinet

Effective from: 31/01/2024

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