Decision details

Spending Review and Capital Programme Review Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report provides and update on the process to review the Council’s spending and budgets in support of developing the Medium Term Financial Plan for 2016/17 to 2019/20 in light of the significant financial challenge that the Council is likely to face over this period.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that:


1)  Work should be undertaken to produce a 4-year Medium Term Financial Plan covering the financial years 2016/17 to 2019/20.


2)  Work that has already commenced to review the Council budgets and spending as part of the Strategic Review to support the development of this Medium Term Financial Plan is noted and should continue to be progressed.

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations made are to note the report and progress made in support of developing the Council Budget in accordance with relevant local government financial regulations.

Alternative options considered:

It is envisaged that the Spending Review will identify options for consideration and appropriate consultation to support the development of the Budget for approval by the Council in February 2016.

Report author: Tim Richens

Publication date: 09/07/2015

Date of decision: 08/07/2015

Decided at meeting: 08/07/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/07/2015

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