Decision details

2021/22 Cabinet Revenue Budget

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider and approve:


·         the Revenue Budget for 2021/22;

·         the Capital Programme for 2021/22 onwards based on the level of resources estimated to be available;

·         the Council’s financial plans and forecasts for the medium term.


The Cabinet considered its proposed 2021/22 Revenue Budget outlining the Council’s financial outlook and challenges across the medium term period 2021/22 to 2022/23 and recommended to the Council Meeting that it:-


·         Approve the Budget for 2021/22 described in the report and set out in Appendix 2 and 3;

·         Note the risk assessment of the 2021/22 Budget at Appendix 5 and the report of the Section 151 Officer on the adequacy of proposed financial reserves and robustness of the estimates included at Appendix 5;

·         Approve the required increase to the Council’s General Fund Balance to reflect the Section 151 Officer assessment of risks;

·         Note, comment upon and approve the financial forecasts and assumptions for 2021/22 to 2022/23  at Appendix 6, and the key issues to be addressed in formulating a response to the future financial challenges facing the Council;

·         Pass the appropriate Council Tax resolutions which produce a Council Tax increase of 3.5% in 2021/22 (2% General increase and 1.5% Adult Social Care Precept increase) as illustrated in Appendix 7; and

·         Approve the commitment to increase the Adult Social Care Precept by a further 1.5% in 2022/23 by taking up the option to defer an element of the allowable increase in 2021/22 smoothed by the use of available one-off resources held in earmarked reserves.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Policy Framework & Budget;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: As part of the 2021/22 budget setting process.

Decision Reference: CAB281

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: LDR91/ RCG27

Other reasons / organisations consulted

As part of the 2021/22 budget setting process.

Contact: Jonathan Davies, Corporate and Support Services Email: Tel: 218 1025.

Report author: Kathryn Rees

Publication date: 10/02/2021

Date of decision: 09/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/02/2021 - Cabinet

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