Decision details

Part C - 2022/23 Cabinet Revenue Budget

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The purpose of the report is to present the 2022/23 Cabinet Revenue Budget for approval. It also outlines the Council’s financial outlook and significant challenges across the medium term period 2022/23 to 2024/25 as our response and recovery from the pandemic continues. The report highlights the overarching priorities and desired outcomes upon which the Cabinet has based its budget proposals, and which form the basis of the updated Council Plan included elsewhere on this agenda.


The Cabinet considered its proposed 2022/23 Revenue Budget outlining the Council’s financial outlook and challenges across the medium term period 2022/23 to 2024/25 and recommended to the Council Meeting that it:-


·         Approve the Budget for 2022/23 described in the report and set out in Appendix 2 and 3;

·         Note the risk assessment of the 2022/23 Budget at Appendix 5 and the report of the Section 151 Officer on the adequacy of proposed financial reserves and robustness of the estimates also included at Appendix 5;

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

·         Note, comment upon and approve the financial forecasts and assumptions for 2022/23 to 2024/25  at Appendix 6, and the key issues to be addressed in formulating a response to the future financial challenges facing the Council; and

·         Pass the appropriate Council Tax resolutions which produce a Council Tax increase of 3.5% in 2022/23 (1% General increase, 1% Adult Social Care Precept increase and 1.5 deferred 2021/22 Adult Social Care Precept increase) as illustrated in Appendix 7.

Alternative options considered:


Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: As part of the 2022/23 budget setting process

Decision Reference: CAB353

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: LDR98/ RCG44

Other reasons / organisations consulted

As part of the 2022/23 budget setting process

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

Report author: Administrator

Publication date: 02/02/2022

Date of decision: 01/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 01/02/2022 - Cabinet

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