Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


RECOMMENDED: That Council consider and approve the following:


Recommendation 1

It is recommended that Council note the revision to the Forecast for 2023/2024 as set out in the report.


Recommendation 2

Council is recommended to approve the Policy on Earmarked Reserves and General Fund Balance and the maximum balances set for the reserves as noted in the report and at Appendix 7.


Recommendation 3 It is recommended that Council :

1) Approves the budget requirement of £24,353,670 for 2024/2025 and notes the projections for 2025/2026, 2026/2027 and 2027/2028.

2) Approves the level of Special Expenses for the Town/Parish Councils as detailed in the report (Appendix 6).

3) Approves the Fees and Charges 2024/2025 detailed in Appendix 4.

4) Approves a Band D council tax of £148.37 for 2024/2025.


Recommendation 4

It is recommended that Council approves a minimum requirement of the General Fund balance for 2024/2025 of £1,217,680 (5% of estimated budget requirement).


Recommendation 5

Pursuant to Section 25 of the Local Government Act, Council is asked to have due regard to this statement at Section 9 of this report when considering and approving the budget and the level of council tax for 2024/2025.


Reason for Decision


To set a budget for 2023/2028

Publication date: 09/02/2024

Date of decision: 07/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Cabinet

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