Medium Term Financial Planning

 2020/21 -2022/23

Timetable (including consultation & engagement process)


Meeting Date

Event / Session



July 2019

Budget Update to CMT and Executive Board

-          Provide latest forecasted position

-          Confirm/update departmental targets

-          Agree initial Budget Outlook and Plan



August – September 2019

Departments to review Current Budget Efficiency / Cost Reduction Proposals

Departmental Service Director to challenge/draw up cost reduction proposals in conjunction with:

-          Executive Board portfolio member




September 2019



Prelim EB

-          Update on budget

-          Review/consideration of initial savings proposals


November 2019

Executive Board


Budget Strategy report with proposals for consultation


November - December 2019

Member Seminars

Departmental Budget Seminars



November 2019 – January 2020

Public Consultation / Commercial Rate Payers Consultation

Outline the Council’s spending plans – communication through Carms News, online survey/development of app, public meetings (all TBC)


December 2019

Welsh Government (WG)



December 2019 – January 2020

Scrutiny Committees (Budget)

Scrutiny Budget consultation



January - February 2020


Executive Board

Update on Budget, Feedback on Consultation, consider final Budget proposals


February 2020

Full Council


Final decision on budget and Approval of Budget Strategy


February – March 2020

Public communication of decisions

Public awareness of final budget decisions


March 2020




March 2020

Full Council

Council Tax Setting report and final decision on budget