Decision details

General Fund Budget 2022-23 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2023-24 to 2025-26

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To recommend to Council:
• Approval of the general fund revenue budget for 2022-23
• Agreement of a council tax requirement for 2022-23
• Declaration of any surplus/deficit on the collection fund




1.     That the transfers to/from reserves, as set out in Section 8 and Appendix 2 of the report submitted to the Executive be approved.


2.     That the growth and savings items included in the General Fund Summary at Appendix 2 and set out in detail in Appendix 3 to the report be approved.


3.     That the savings identified in the updated savings strategy at Appendix 4 to the report, to be delivered over the medium-term plan period, be approved.


4.     That the financial risk register set out in Appendix 5 to the report be approved, and that the Executive notes that level of reserves are currently sufficient to meet the Council’s risks.


The Executive made the following recommendations to Council (9 February 2022):


1.     That the budget, as set out in the General Fund Summary in Appendix 2 to the report be approved, and specifically that the Council Tax requirement for 2022-23 be set at £10,898,310.


2.     That the proposed fees and charges for 2022-23 relating to General Fund services and attached at Appendix 6 to the report be adopted with effect from 1 April 2022.


3.     That the Band D Council Tax for 2022-23 be set at £186.82, an increase of £5 (2.75%)



To enable the Council to set the Council Tax requirement and council tax for the 2022-23 financial year.


Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:



Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Report author: Claire Morris

Publication date: 26/01/2022

Date of decision: 25/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 25/01/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 03/02/2022

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