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Status:
Implemented
Business Item
Draft General Fund Budget and Council Tax Report 2021/22
Ref.
ES/0663
Is a Key Decision:
No
Decision Type:
Committee
Decision Maker:
Cabinet
Date of Decision
Tue 2 Feb 2021
Show on Forward Plan
No
Description
Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Resources
Matter for Decision (to consider...)

That it be recommended to Council that it:

 

1. Approves the General Fund Revenue Budget as set out in this report and summarised in Appendix A5 and notes the budget forecast for 2022/23 and beyond; 

 

2. Approves the Reserves and Balances movements as presented in Appendix A6;

 

3. Approves that no further changes are made to Council Tax Discounts and Premiums for 2021/22;

 

4. Approves the Efficiency Strategy attached as Appendix B; and

 

5. Approves a Band D Council Tax for 2021/22 of £171.27, which is no increase on 2020/21.

Service Area
Financial Services, Corporate Performance & Risk Management
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
Contact for Background Papers:

Brian Mew

Chief Finance Officer and Section 151 Officer

brian.mew@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Background Papers:
As set out in the report
Is Decision District Wide
Yes
Decision Made

That it be recommended to Full Council that it:

 

1. Approves the General Fund Revenue Budget as set out in report ES/0663 and summarised in Appendix A5 of the report and notes the budget forecast for 2022/23 and beyond;

 

2. Approves the Reserves and Balances movements as presented in Appendix A6 or report ES/0663;

 

3. Approves that no further changes are made to Council Tax Discounts and Premiums for 2021/22;

 

4. Approves the Efficiency Strategy attached as Appendix B of report ES/0663; and

 

5. Approve a Band D Council Tax for 2021/22 of £171.27, which is no increase on 2020/21.

 

6. Approves that discretionary Section13a (1)(c) Covid-19 Hardship Reliefs be applied at a flat rate of £30 to the 2021/22 council tax bills of:

a) customers in receipt of working age Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme reliefs as at 1 March 2021; and

b) customers in receipt of working age Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme reliefs between 1 March 2021 and 31 March 2021.

Reason for Decision
To bring together all the relevant information to enable Members to review, consider and comment upon the Council’s General Fund revenue budgets before making recommendations to Council on 24 February 2021.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
The Medium Term Financial Strategy is an essential element in achieving a balanced budget and a sustainable medium term position, whilst setting a balanced budget for the coming year is a statutory requirement.  Consequently, no other options were appropriate in respect of this. 
Any Declarations of Interest Declared
None.
Any Dispensation Granted
None.

Decision Criteria

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Wards

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
 Page 1 of 5, items 1 to 10 of 45.
21/01/2021 11:01:19Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
21/01/2021 11:01:19Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
21/01/2021 11:01:19Matt MakinMeeting Added02/02/2021 6:30PM
21/01/2021 11:02:23Matt MakinWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
21/01/2021 11:02:23Matt MakinWard AddedBeccles and Worlingham
21/01/2021 11:02:23Matt MakinWard AddedBungay and Wainford
21/01/2021 11:02:23Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
21/01/2021 11:02:23Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton and Whitton
21/01/2021 11:02:23Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton Colville
21/01/2021 11:02:23Matt MakinWard AddedDeben

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