To consider the Council’s draft budget proposals for 2019/20:
a) Resources (Finance, OD, Transformation and HR), Chief Executive’s Office and Council Wide draft budget proposals.
b) Feedback from Overview and Scrutiny Panels and overall conclusions.
Feedback from Adult Social Care, Health and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Panel on the 15 January 2019 to be circulated as a supplementary due to the timing of the meeting.
Panel members are asked to give advance notice to the Chairman of any questions relating to the draft budget consultation in advance of the meeting.
Please use the page numbering that appears in the published agenda when asking questions or referencing material rather than the numbering in the full budget packs as internal colleagues have not had the full budget packs.
The Commission considered a report that set out draft budget proposals for 2019/20. It was reported that the Executive would be considering all representations made at its meeting on 12 February 2019, before recommending the budget to Council.
The Director: Finance updated the Commission and made the following points:
In response to the Members’ comments and questions, the following points were made:
The Director: Finance stated that the O&S structures needed to link properly to the new directorate structure going forward to ensure that the budget process could be navigated more smoothly in the coming years.
The Commission endorsed the report and the comments made in the minute extracts from Overview & Scrutiny Panels.
The final budget would be going to Executive for endorsement on 12 February 2019 and for approval at Full Council on 27 February 2019. All comments from the Overview and Scrutiny Panels would be annexed to the Executive report.