Budget 2018/19: Service Dashboards and Service Change Impact Assessments (SCIAS)
The Chief Finance Officer presented the report which set out updates to the 2018/19 budget within the existing framework of the 10-year budget and savings plan. The report presented proposals that had been identified and needed to be considered, together with further suggestions made by the Advisory Committees, before finalising the budget for 2018/19.
Informed by the latest information from Government and discussions with Cabinet, it was proposed that the Council continued to set a revenue budget which assumed no funding from Government through the Revenue Support Grant or New Homes Bonus. This would result in the Council continuing to be financially self-sufficient as set out in its Corporate Plan.
To achieve this aim and to ensure a balanced budget position over the next 10-year period, whilst also increasing the Council’s ability to be sustainable beyond that time, a savings requirement of £100,000 per annum was included. Other pressures may come out later in the budget process, such as when the Government publishes its Autumn Budget on 22 November or when the Local Government Finance Settlement is announced in December. There may therefore be a requirement for further savings. Officers would continue to monitor these pressures and report the latest position to Cabinet in December.
No new growth and savings items had been proposed in the report for services applicable to this Advisory Committee. Members were given the opportunity to discuss and put forward any growth and savings suggestions. Members discussed potentially reducing the cost of the Leisure contract.
Public Sector Equality Duty
Members noted that consideration had been given to impacts under the Public Sector Equality Duty.
Resolved: That Cabinet be advised that
a) no growth and savings proposals had been identified in Appendix D to the report; and
b) the suggestion of a reduction in the cost of the leisure contract be put forward to Cabinet.
- 08 HHAC - Review of Service Dashboards and SCIAs, item 22. PDF 46 KB
- 08 App A - Service Dashboard, item 22. PDF 64 KB
- 08 App B - 201718 Budget by service, item 22. PDF 33 KB
- 08 App C - Old growth savings, item 22. PDF 30 KB
- 08 App D - New growth savings, item 22. PDF 25 KB
- 08 App E - SCIAs, item 22. PDF 9 KB
- 08 App F - Adv Ctte Previous Suggestions, item 22. PDF 13 KB
- 08 App G - 10 yr Budget, item 22. PDF 37 KB
- 08 App H - Budget timetable, item 22. PDF 24 KB