Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Upon the invitation of the Chair, the Group Accountantpresented this report explaining that under the newly adopted Committee structure it was important that all Members be fully aware of the budget process. He further explained that the Council continued to face net expenditure pressures due to ongoing financial uncertainties and the report recognised the need for some resource switching in order to progress the Council’s priorities and continue to meet statutory requirements. Any growth proposals would have to clearly state their financial implications and resource switching as appropriate.
The Chair raised the matter of the budget and how it was divided between this Committee and the Planning Committee especially when matters that went across the two Committees such as the Planning Review were considered, and whether the whole of the budget should be the responsibility of this Committee as the Service Committee for planning matters.
To note the budget setting process for 2022/23.
Report author: Caroline Martlew
Publication date: 12/10/2021
Date of decision: 06/10/2021
Decided at meeting: 06/10/2021 - Planning Policy Committee