Executive Board

4th February 2019

Revenue Budget Strategy

2019/20 to 2021/22

Recommendations / key decisions required:

That the Board considers and recommends to County Council:

 

a.    The Budget Strategy for 2019/20;

 

b.    The Band D council Tax for 2019/20;

 

c.    The allocation of the £528k recurrent funding available balance taking into account the rate of responses received during the consultation process and any further pressures identified; and

 

d.    The Medium Term Financial Plan which will form the basis for future years financial planning.

 

Reasons:

To enable the Authority to set its Revenue Budget for the Council Fund and resultant Council Tax for 2019/20.

 

Relevant scrutiny committee to be consulted: YES

Exec Board Decision Required                    YES

Council Decision Required                          YES

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER PORTFOLIO HOLDER:-  Cllr. David Jenkins

Directorate:

Corporate Services

 

Chris Moore

 

 

Designations:

 

 

Director of Corporate Services

 

 

 

Tel No. 01267 224120

 

E Mail Address:

 

CMoore@carmarthenshire.

gov.uk

 

 


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Board

4th February 2018

 

 

Revenue Budget Strategy 2019/20 to 2021/22

 

This report brings together the latest proposals for the Revenue Budget 2019/2020 with indicative figures for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years.

It summarises the latest Budgetary position giving an update on the budget validation, spending pressures, the Welsh Government final settlement and the responses from the budget consultation.

Members are required to consider the proposals within this report and make recommendations on the budget to County Council, in accordance with Council Policy.

 

 

Documents Attached:

 

  • Report of the Director of Corporate Services
  • Table 1  – Council Fund Summary
  • Appendix A – Consultation Report
  • Appendix B – Budget reduction proposals
  • Appendix C – Equality Impact Assessments.
  • Appendix C – Pressures submissions & allocation.

 

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED ?

 

YES


IMPLICATIONS

 

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

 

Signed:       Chris Moore                                                Director of Corporate Services                          

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

YES

NONE

YES

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

1. Policy and Crime & Disorder 

The budget has been prepared having regard for the Council’s Corporate Strategy 2018-2023, and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.   Equalities Impact Assessments have been undertaken on the budget proposals in order to consider and assess the potential impact with respect to protected characteristic groups. All budget proposals considered to have an impact on front line services have undergone a period of public consultation. The Equalities Impact Assessments will be further developed following consideration of possible mitigation measures.

 

2. Finance 

 Council  Fund

Final financial implications will be dependent upon the budget recommended by Executive Board to County Council, however the implications on the latest proposals are as follows:

·         Proposed Net County Council Budget of £351.313m

·         Proposed Council Tax increase of 4.89% for 2019/20 - Band D tax of £1,255.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

 

Signed:      Chris Moore                                                                               Director of Corporate Services                                               

 

1. Scrutiny Committee – Not applicable

 

2.Local Member(s)  – Not applicable

 

3.Community / Town Council – Not applicable

 

4.Relevant Partners – Consultation with relevant partners undertaken and results contained within the report.

 

5.Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations Consultation undertaken and results contained within the report.

 

 

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THESE ARE DETAILED BELOW    

Title of Document

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

2019/20      3 year Revenue Budget

 

Corporate Services Department, County Hall, Carmarthen.

WG Provisional & Final  Settlement

 

Corporate Services Department, County Hall, Carmarthen.