Report number: CAB/WS/22/005
Portfolio holder: Councillor Sarah Broughton
Chair of the Committee: Councillor Ian Houlder
Lead officer: Rachael Mann
Recommended to Council (as part of the budget setting process):
(22 February 2022)
That the proposals detailed in Section 2 and Table 1 at paragraph 3.4 of report number PAS/WS/22/002, be included in the 2022 to 2023 budget.
The Cabinet considered this report, which was recommending to Council, approval of proposals for inclusion in the budget for 2022 to 2023 and medium-term financial plans.
Following the Performance and Audit Scrutiny Committee’s (PASC) consideration and subsequent recommendation to Cabinet on 18 November 2021 regarding the inclusion of proposals in the budget for 2022 to 2023 and in the medium term, PASC was recommending further proposals, having been provided with an updated position.
On 27 January 2022, PASC received a further update on assumptions, anticipated savings and initiatives proposed or delivered to date to achieve a sustainable and balanced budget for 2022 to 2023. This would not only deliver services but also the strategic vision and priorities of the Council while meeting future challenges.
The proposals, as set out in Section 2 and Table 1 at paragraph 3.4 of Report number: PAS/WS/22/002 (and reproduced in the Cabinet report) had been incorporated into the budget setting process, the composite report for which was to be considered by Cabinet later in the meeting under agenda item 12, for referral to Council on 22 February 2022. Should Cabinet therefore not endorse any of the proposals endorsed by PASC, or suggest alternatives, this would need to be reflected in the subsequent budget setting documentation and recommendations.
Councillor Sarah Broughton, Portfolio Holder for Resources and Property, drew relevant issues to the attention of Cabinet, including thanking the Performance and Audit Scrutiny Committee for their role in helping to shape the budget for 2022 to 2023 and beyond.
Recommended to Council, as part of the budget setting process (22 February 2022):
That the proposals detailed in Section 2 and Table 1 at paragraph 3.4 of Report number: PAS/WS/22/002, be included in the 2022 to 2023 budget.