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Medium Term Financial Strategy

Meeting: 27/09/2021 - Corporate Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel (Item 42)

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Andy Rothery, Chief Financial Officer (S151 Officer) and Councillor Richard Samuel, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Resources, introduced the report.


Councillor Samuel stated that the information in the report has been adopted by the Cabinet. He stated that the following year would be tough as the safety net provided by the Government regarding Covid is taken away.


Panel Members raised the following points and asked the following


In response to a question from Councillor Duguid, the officer explained that Covid support from the Government ended after Quarter 1.


Councillor Duguid asked if the Covid restrictions around the Roman Baths were too robust considering that the Government has lifted restrictions. The officer explained that this is a fine line and restrictions must be frequently reviewed. Councillor Hughes asked if more visitors could be accommodated in the Roman Baths if restrictions were eased. The officer explained that this was difficult to answer as it depends on demand. We could look at the bookings system.


Councillor Samuel stated that there is an employment shortfall, wages are likely to drift up. There are heavy pressures on the economy.