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Business Item
Changes to the Financial Procedure Rules
Is a Key Decision:
Decision Type:
Decision Maker:
Date of Decision
Tue 5 Apr 2022
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Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Resources and the Assistant Cabinet Member for Resources
Matter for Decision (to consider...)
To consider changes to the Financial Procedure Rules.
Service Area
Financial Services, Corporate Performance & Risk Management
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
Contact for Background Papers:
The Finance Team.
Background Papers:
Is Decision District Wide
Decision Made
That the proposed changes to the Financial Procedure Rules be recommended to Full Council for approval.
Reason for Decision
The recommendations were considered to strike an important balance between the ability of officers to deliver services within delegated authorities, whilst ensuring effective and appropriate financial management, governance, and oversight.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

In determining the approach to giving clarity to the rules in areas that tend to have alternate interpretations, consideration was given to either:


a. Adding further wording to the constitution. 

b. Introducing financial guidelines (required by the current Financial Procedure Rules)


To avoid the Financial Procedure Rules becoming excessively detailed and ensuring that they cover the key principles and the framework for financial management in the Council, rather than detailed processes, the approach chosen was to introduce guidelines that give effect to the Financial Procedure Rules but do not change the Financial Procedure Rules.

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Aldeburgh and Leiston; Beccles and Worlingham; Bungay and Wainford; Carlford and Fynn Valley; Carlton and Whitton; Carlton Colville; Deben; Eastern Felixstowe; Framlingham; Gunton and St Margarets; Halesworth and Blything; Harbour and Normanston; Kelsale and Yoxford; Kesgrave; Kessingland; Kirkley and Pakefield; Lothingland; Martlesham and Purdis Farm; Melton; Orwell and Villages; Oulton Broad; Rendlesham and Orford; Rushmere St Andrew; Saxmundham; Southwold; Western Felixstowe; Wickham Market; Woodbridge; Wrentham, Wangford and Westleton


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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
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24/03/2022 13:09:53Nicola WottonBusiness Item Created 
24/03/2022 13:09:53Nicola WottonCommittee AddedCabinet
24/03/2022 13:09:53Nicola WottonMeeting Added05/04/2022 6:30PM
24/03/2022 13:10:31Nicola WottonWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
24/03/2022 13:10:31Nicola WottonWard AddedBeccles and Worlingham
24/03/2022 13:10:31Nicola WottonWard AddedBungay and Wainford
24/03/2022 13:10:31Nicola WottonWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
24/03/2022 13:10:31Nicola WottonWard AddedCarlton and Whitton
24/03/2022 13:10:31Nicola WottonWard AddedCarlton Colville
24/03/2022 13:10:31Nicola WottonWard AddedDeben


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