Decision details

Review of the 2021-22 Budget Process

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




(1)      That the review of the 2021-2022 Budget and Business Planning Process be noted.


(2)      That Executive be recommended to incorporate the following proposed improvements into the 2022-2023 Budget and Business Planning Process;

·       Review how the Council allocates its resources to ensure they are aligned with the Council’s priorities;

·       Carry out additional engagement with residents on the Council’s priorities and services it provides to inform savings proposals;

·       Look to ensure that the Capital Budget proposals are developed to the same timeline as the revenue budget proposals and that these are considered earlier in the financial year;


(3)      That it be recommended to Executive that a process be introduced for urgent Capital Bids to be considered outside of the normal budget planning process.



Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Report author: Michael Furness

Publication date: 14/07/2021

Date of decision: 13/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Budget Planning Committee

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