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Decision details

Business Plan 2018-22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Proposed balanced budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2018-22 for approval by Council on 28/2/18




1.    That the response to the Overview and Scrutiny Commission be agreed.

2.    That, having considered all of the information in this report and noted the positive assurance statement given by the Director of Corporate Services based on the proposed Council Tax strategy, the maximum Council Tax in 2018/19, equating to a Band D Council Tax of £1,169.36, which is an increase of 3% for Adult Social Care flexibility, inclusive of the 1% Adult Social Care precept, be approved and recommended to Council for approval.

3.    That all the latest information and the comments from the scrutiny process be noted and recommended to Council as appropriate.

4.    That the Business Plan 2018-22 including the General Fund Budget and Council Tax Strategy for 2018/19, and the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) for 2018-2022 as submitted, along with the Equality Assessments (EAs), be approved and recommended to Council.

5.    That, having considered all of the latest information and the comments from the scrutiny process, the Capital Investment Programme (as detailed in Annex 1 to the Capital Strategy); the Treasury Management Strategy (Section5), including the detailed recommendations in that Section, incorporating the Prudential Indicators and the Capital Strategy (Section 4) as submitted and reported upon be approved and recommended to Council for approval.

6.    That it be noted that the GLA precept will not be agreed by the London Assembly until 22 February 2018, but the provisional figure has been incorporated into the draft MTFS.

7.    That officers be requested to review the savings proposals agreed and where possible bring them forward to the earliest possible implementation date.

8.    That it be noted that there may be minor amendments to figures in this report as a result of new information received after the deadline for dispatch and that this will be amended for the report to Council later in February.

9.    That the Risk Management Strategy be approved.

Report author: Zoe Church

Publication date: 21/02/2018

Date of decision: 19/02/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/02/2018 - Cabinet

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