Issue details

Budget and Council Tax Setting 2024 to 2025 and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2024 to 2028

The Cabinet will be asked to consider the proposals for the 2024 to 2025 budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2024 to 2028 for West Suffolk Council, prior to its approval by Council.  This report includes the Minimum Revenues Provision (MRP) Policy and Prudential Indicators,and also the outcomes of the Council’s review of its fees and charges.


The fees and charges have been reviewed in accordance with the Council’s Fees and Charges Policy, which has resulted in proposed increases to some. Where the proposed increase is greater than five percent, this constitutes a Key Decision. The Cabinet will consider the proposals as part of its consideration of this report. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant in terms of its effect on communities;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/03/2023

Decision due: 6 Feb 2024 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Diane Hind, Cabinet Member for Resources

Contact: Rachael Mann, Director (Resources and Property) 01638 719245 Email: Tel: 01638 719245.

Type of Decision: (KD) (e) – in relation to fees and charges element where proposed increases will be more than five percent (R) – Council 20/02/24. Unless separate proposals are recommended by Cabinet, consideration by Council will take place as part of the separate budget setting paper on 20/02/24.

Documents to be submitted: Report to Cabinet with recommendations to Council.