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Budget consultation 2019-2020

Our budget process started with consideration of the Resources Plan by full Council on 6 September 2018. This set out the context within which the budget is set. It included an updated Medium Term Financial Plan 2018-2022 (PDF: 196Kb / 3 pages) covering the period 2018-2022 and considers the budgetary challenges facing us. See our Resources Plan 2018-2022 (PDF: 292Kb / 23 pages).

The key stages of the process are:

  • 22 January 2019 - Executive agrees the final budget to recommend to Council in the light of any consultation feedback, including that of our scrutiny process;
  • 14 February 2019 - Council agrees a budget; and
  • 21 February 2019 - Accounts and Governance Committee sets the overall Council Tax bill.

Executive agreed the draft revenue and capital budgets on 11 December 2018. We base the draft budgets on the existing detailed base budgets, as adjusted for proposed savings and areas of new expenditure, known as growth. The budgets also consider the level of Council Tax and how much of our balances, known as reserves, we need to support the proposed level of expenditure. Consultation is taking place on the draft budgets. This involves asking key stakeholders, such as parish councils, for their views. In addition, our scrutiny function plays a key role in critically reviewing the budgets. A Residents' Summary is available. This includes details of how to respond. Read our Residents' Summary (PDF: 108Kb / 2 pages).

Draft Revenue Budget

Revenue Estimates 2019-2020: Draft Budget Proposal (PDF: 504Kb /43 pages).

Draft Capital Budget

Capital Programme 2018-2023: Draft Budget Proposal (PDF: 123Kb / 13 pages).

Comments and queries on the budgets

If you have any comments or queries on the budgets, or the budget process, we would like to hear from you.

We will update this page after each stage of the budget process with full supporting detail.

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