Decision details

Budget Setting

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The purpose of the report was to ask Members to recommend the 2010/11 estimates as a basis for consultation.


1)           That the revenue estimates for 2010/11 and outline position through to 2014/15 be approved for consultation.


2)           That the capital estimates and associated funding for 2010/11 and outline position through to 2014/15 be approved for consultation.


3)           That the fees and charges shown at appendix 4 of the report, for adoptions 1st April 2010, be approved for consultation.


4)           That the 2010/11 revenue growth bids be approved for consultation.


5)           That the Cabinet consults on the Council Tax for a Band D property in 2010/11 at £64.05

Reasons for the decision:

To comply with the budgetary and policy framework.

Alternative options considered:

There were no alternative options presented; however, Cabinet was requested to consider amendments to the budget proposals during the period of consultation.  It is usual for there to be significant change to a draft budget before it is eventually finalised and Cabinet was encouraged to focus at a strategic level as to the extent it wished to maintain existing levels of service, how services were prioritised, to what extent it was prudent to allocate reserves and to seek assurance as to how any budgetary shortfall might be addressed.

Report author: Robert Barlow, Alison Chubbock, Mark Finch

Publication date: 28/10/2009

Date of decision: 27/10/2009

Decided at meeting: 27/10/2009 - Cabinet

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