Decision details

Executive Budget Proposals (incorporating FIN104, FIN105, FIN106)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider and approve the Revenue Budget for 2012/13 and consider the Council’s financial plan for the medium term.


The Executive Meeting considered the Executive’s Revenue Budget Proposals for 2012/13, Capital Programme Investment Plans and the prospects for the Council’s finances for the medium term up to 2014/15 and has:


 (1) recommended to the Council Meeting that it:


   agree the Budget for 2012/13 set out in Appendix Four of the report, including the adjustments set out in section five of this report (detailed at Appendix Five);

   note the financial forecasts for 2013/14 and 2014/15, and the key issues to be addressed in formulating a response to the continuing financial challenges facing the Council;

   pass the appropriate Council Tax resolutions which produce a Council Tax freeze for Council services as illustrated at Appendix Eleven of the report;

   approve the 2012/13 to 2014/15 capital programme and the funding arrangements set out at Appendix Nine of the report;

   approve the prudential indicators set out in Appendix Ten of the report;

   approve the work being carried out on the development of capital projects to enable the Executive to be able to review, revise and extend its capital programme during 2012/13; and

   note the risk assessment of the budget at Appendix Seven and the report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services on the adequacy of proposed financial reserves and robustness of the estimates included at Appendix Eight of the report


(2) approved the amendments to the schedule of Fees and Charges for 2012/13 (as set out at Annex One) subject to the removal of the £54 charge for the removal of sharps/needles from occupied domestic premises

where they have been illegally dumped (not including the collection of sharps/needles that have been used by the occupiers of the household nor house clearances or commercial premises).


Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Covered by the Medium Term Financial Strategy Equalities Impact Assessment

Decision Reference: ED1374

Forward Plan Reference: FIN 105

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation carried out as part of the Council Plan process with Councillors, Corporate Leadership Team, Senior Officers, partners and other stakeholders.


Any other comments should be submitted in writing to the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services before the decision is made.


Contact: Andy Moran, Corporate and Support Services Email: Tel: 0161 474 4086, Steve Houston, Corporate Director for Corporate and Support Services Email: Tel: 0161-474-4000.

Report author: Steve Houston, Andy Moran

Publication date: 08/02/2012

Date of decision: 06/02/2012

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2012 - Executive

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