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Status:
Implemented
Business Item
Draft Medium Term Financial Strategy
Ref.
ES/0573
Is a Key Decision:
No
Decision Type:
Committee
Decision Maker:
Cabinet
Date of Decision
Tue 1 Dec 2020
Show on Forward Plan
No
Description
Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Resources
Matter for Decision (to consider...)

1. That the draft Medium Term Financial Strategy attached as Appendix A be approved.

 

2. That it be approved that Members and officers develop proposals to set a balanced budget for 2021/22 and beyond.

 

3. That it be approved that Members and officers develop proposals to continue the support and response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

4. That the draft Capital Programme as set out in Appendix A5 be noted.

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

Brian Mew

Senior Financial Services Manager & Deputy Chief Finance Officer

01394 444571

Brian.Mew@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Background Papers:

Various Government funding packages to support the impact and response to Covid-19

 

Budget Working papers

Is Decision District Wide
Yes
Decision Made

1. That the draft Medium Term Financial Strategy attached as Appendix A of report ES/0573 be approved.

 

2. That it be approved that Members and officers develop proposals to set a balanced budget for 2021/22 and beyond, including a recommended freeze on the district element of Council Tax in 2021/22 subject to further evaluation and analysis.

 

3. That it be approved that Members and officers develop proposals to continue the support and response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

4. That the draft Capital Programme as set out in Appendix A5 of report ES/0573 be noted.

Reason for Decision

1. To approve an updated draft Medium Term Financial Strategy, taking account of new and revised risks in order that the Council will be able to set a balanced budget that delivers its priorities for the period under review 2020/21 (revision of the current year budget) to 2024/25. 

 

2. A freeze on the district element of Council Tax in 2021/22, subject to further evaluation and analysis, has been recommended to reflect the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on East Suffolk residents.

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

1. The consideration of the Medium Term Financial Strategy by Members at an early stage of the budget process was essential, especially in order to commence actions to achieve a balanced budget and sustainable medium-term position.  Report ES/0573 also updated the Cabinet on the financial impact and response to the current pandemic.

 

2. Consequently, no other options were considered to be 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 43.
19/11/2020 10:05:33Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
19/11/2020 10:05:33Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
19/11/2020 10:05:33Matt MakinMeeting Added01/12/2020 6:30PM
19/11/2020 10:06:05Matt MakinWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
19/11/2020 10:06:05Matt MakinWard AddedBeccles and Worlingham
19/11/2020 10:06:05Matt MakinWard AddedBungay and Wainford
19/11/2020 10:06:05Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
19/11/2020 10:06:05Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton and Whitton
19/11/2020 10:06:05Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton Colville
19/11/2020 10:06:05Matt MakinWard AddedDeben

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