Executive Board

6th january 2020

 

REVENUE BUDGET STRATEGY

2020/21 to 2022/23

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS / KEY DECISIONS REQUIRED:

 

1.            That Executive Board:

1.1.       Note the contents of the report and approve the three year budget strategy as a basis for consultation. Specifically seeking comments from consultees on the efficiency proposals in Appendix A.

 

REASONS:

To provide the Executive Board with an overview of the budget issues and outlook for the forthcoming years.

 

 

 

Relevant Scrutiny Committee Consulted     YES

Exec Board Decision Required                     YES

Council Decision Required                            NO

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER PORTFOLIO HOLDER:- Cllr. David Jenkins

 

Directorate:

Corporate Services

 

Name of Director

Chris Moore

 

Report Author:

Randal Hemingway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designation:

Head of Financial Services

 

 

 

 

 

Tel Nos.

(01267) 224886

E Mail Addresses:

Rhemingway@carmarthenshire.gov.uk


executive summary

Executive Board

6TH JANUARY 2020

 

 

REVENUE BUDGET STRATEGY

2020/21 to 2022/23

 

The report provides members with an overview of the Revenue Budget for 2020/21 and the following two financial years.

 

It details the budget process, the current Welsh Government (WG) provisional settlement, the Final settlement timetable and identifies the validation and budget pressures that need to be considered by members in setting next year’s revenue budget.

 

The report will also form the basis of the budget consultation process that will be undertaken during the period January to February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED?

YES

 


 

INTEGRATION

 

I confirm that the Community Strategy Integration Tool has:

Not been used to appraise the subject of this report as it is not appropriate to do so.

Signed:       Randal Hemingway                                        Head of Financial Services                         

 

 

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:    C Moore                                                            Director of Corporate Services

 

 

Policy and Crime & Disorder

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Organisational Development

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, 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. The Equalities Impact Assessments will be further developed following consideration of possible mitigation measures.

 

3. Finance 

 The report provides an initial view of the Budget Strategy for 2020/2021, together with indicative figures for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial years. The impact on departmental spending will be dependent upon the final settlements from Welsh Government, and the resultant final Budget adopted by County Council.

 

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

 

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

Signed:   C. Moore                                                                Director of Corporate Services                                          

 

1.Local Member(s)                Not applicable

2.Community / Town Council  Not applicable

3.Relevant Partners 

 Consultation with relevant partners will be undertaken and results will be reported during the budget process.

4.Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations 

Consultation with other organisations will be undertaken and results will be reported during the budget process.

 

 

 

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

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

 

Title of Document

 

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

2019/2020     3 year Revenue Budget

 

Corporate Services Department, County Hall, Carmarthen.

 

WG Provisional Settlement

 

Corporate Services Department, County Hall, Carmarthen.