Agenda item

2020/21 Budget & Medium Term Financial Plan


Pursuant to Cabinet Minute No. 107 the Acting Chief Finance Officer submitted a report seeking Council approval for the General Fund Budget for 2020/21, including recommendations on the budget allocations and Council Tax level for 2020/21.


In accordance with the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, a recorded vote was taken for this item as follows:




Councillors:                                        Councillors:


Blakemore                                          T Gilby

Blank                                                   Kelly

Brady                                                  Mannion-Brunt

Brittain                                                 Marriott

Callan                                                 Miles

Catt                                                     A Murphy

Caulfield                                             T Murphy

D Collins                                             Perkins

L Collins                                              Rayner

Dyke                                                    Sarvent

Flood                                                   Serjeant

P Gilby                                                Simmons




Councillors:                                        Councillors:


P Barr                                                  Hollingworth

Bingham                                             Holmes

Borrell                                                 Kellman

Coy                                                     P Niblock

Davenport                                           S Niblock

G Falconer                                         Redihough                          

K Falconer                                          Rogers

Fordham                                             Snowdon









1.     That the revised budget for 2019/20, as detailed in section 5 of the officer’s report, be approved.


2.     That the requests for funding from the budget risk reserve, as detailed in paragraphs 5.3 to 5.6 of the officer’s report, be approved.


3.     That the overall revenue budget summary for 2020/21, as detailed in section 7 and Appendix A of the officer’s report, be approved.


4.     That the Collection Fund and Tax Base forecasts, as detailed in section 8 of the officer’s report, be noted.


5.     That the use of the capital receipts flexibility to fund the revenue costs of the ICT programme which will lead to budget savings, as detailed in section 9 of the officer’s report, be approved.


6.     That the budget forecasts for 2020/21 and the medium term and the action plan for addressing the projected deficits, as detailed in section 10 of the officer’s report, be noted.


7.     That the estimates of reserves including maintaining the General Working Balance at £1.5m, as detailed in section 11 and Appendix D of the officer’s report, be approved.


8.     That the budget risks and sensitivity analysis, as detailed in Appendix E of the officer’s report, be noted.


9.     That the recommended £5 increase in the Council’s share of Council Tax for a Band ‘D’ property in 2020/21 be approved.


10. That the 2020/21 Council Tax Requirement and financing, as detailed in Appendix F of the officer’s report, be approved.


11. That the Acting Chief Finance Officer’s assurances, as detailed in section 16 of the officer’s report, be noted.

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