Decision details

Budget Setting Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To ask Members to recommend the 2011/12 estimates to Council and for Members to be advised on the outline financial position through to 2015/16.


RESOLVED that a report be prepared for the next Cabinet meeting on 22 February 2011 to provide Members with a greater understanding of how the Homelessness Grant is spent.


Subject to the charges for domestic rats and mice being continued as a free of charge service; it was RECOMMENDED to Council that:


1)           the Breckland revenue estimates and parish council special expenses for 2011/12 and outline position through to 2015/16 be approved;

2)           the capital estimates and associated funding for 2011/12 and outline position through to 2015/16 be approved;

3)           the revised capital estimates and associated funding for 2010/11 be approved;

4)           the fees and charges shown at appendix 2/2B of the report, for adoption 1 April 2011, be approved;

5)           the Council Tax for a Band D property in 2011.12 be set at £64.05

6)           the changes to the Constitution for Reserves and Grants (detailed in appendix 6 of the report) be approved;

7)           up to £754,675 of the pre-incurred costs (detailed in section 3 of the report) relating to Thetford Enterprise Park (TEP) be written off to the General Fund; and

8)           the budget virements set out in appendix 8 of the report be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

To comply with the budgetary and policy framework.

Alternative options considered:

There are no alternative budget options presented; however, the Cabinet is able to make amendments before recommendation to Full Council.

Report author: Mark Finch

Publication date: 13/01/2011

Date of decision: 11/01/2011

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2011 - Cabinet

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