Budget 2023/24: Review of Service Dashboards and Service Change Impact Assessments (SCIAs)
- Meeting of Development & Conservation Advisory Committee, Thursday, 1st December, 2022 7.00 pm (Item 25.)
The Head of Finance presented the report which set out updates to the 2023/24 budget process within the existing financial strategy. SDC is not immune from the financial challenges affecting the country therefore this budget process is expected to be particularly challenging.
No changes had been made to future assumptions at the stage which would be reviewed during the budget process, as usual. However, due to the April 2022 pay award being higher than previously assumed and an annual savings target of £100,000 already included, an annual budget gap of £735,000 was currently reported.
The report presented a growth proposal that had been identified which needed to be considered. It requested further suggestions from Members before finalising the budget for 2023/24. Informed by the latest information from Government and discussions with Cabinet, it is proposed that the Council once again sets a balanced 10-year budget and continues to aim to be financially self-sufficient.
The Committee considered the growth proposal identified in Appendices E & F to the report. Further consideration was given to the Council’s pre-application service, and possible avenues to improve or broaden the services offered without additional cost.
Public Sector Equality Duty
Members noted that consideration had been given to impacts under the Public Sector Equality Duty.
(a) That it be recommended to Cabinet that the growth proposal (SCIA 19) identified in Appendices E & F to the report applicable to this Advisory Committee, be considered.
(b) That no further income or growth proposals were identified.
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - DCAC - Service Dashboards and SCIAs, item 25. PDF 78 KB
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - DCAC - App A - Service Dashboard, item 25. PDF 49 KB
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - DCAC - App A(i) - Performance Report, item 25. PDF 148 KB
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - DCAC - App B - Budget by Service, item 25. PDF 53 KB
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - ALL ACs - App C - Old growth savings, item 25. PDF 64 KB
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - ALL ACs - App D - 10 year budget, item 25. PDF 137 KB
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - DCAC - App E - New growth savings, item 25. PDF 44 KB
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - DCAC - App F - SCIAs, item 25. PDF 70 KB
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - ALL ACs - App G - Timetable, item 25. PDF 44 KB
- 06 - Budget 2023-24 - ALL ACs - App H - Financial Strategy, item 25. PDF 189 KB