Decision details

Revenue Budget 2022/23

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Transformation & Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the Council’s budget proposals for consultation




1          The draft budget proposals for 2022/23 be approved as the basis for consultation with the Overview & Scrutiny Commission and other interested parties or individuals.


2          The Treasury Management Strategy and associated documents at Annexe E of the Executive Director: Resources’ report be approved for submission to the Governance and Audit Committee for a review each of the key elements.


3          The 2022/23 Schools Budget be set at the eventual level of the Dedicated School Grant income plus any accumulated DSG balances and additional Council funding of £0.182m.


4          The Leader of the Council be authorised to approve the allocation of the sums available for schools funding having regard to the decisions and recommendations of the Schools Forum and to agree detailed budgets for services centrally managed by the Council.


5          The Council Tax Base be set at 48,249 (Band D equivalents) for 2022/23 as outlined in Annexe H.


6          To fund identified one-off pressures from Earmarked Reserves, as specified in Annex B(ii).


7          The virements relating to the 2021/22 budget as set out in Annexes F and G be approved and those that are over £0.100m be recommended to Council for approval.

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations are designed to allow the Executive to consult on its draft budget proposals for 2022/23 as required by the Local Government Act 2003.

Alternative options considered:

The range of options being considered is included in the report and its Annexes.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure >£400,000 & Affects more than 1 ward.;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Council’s annual budget proposals.

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Resources

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Targeted consultation exercises will be undertaken with business rate payers, the Schools Forum, Parish Councils and voluntary organisations. In addition, this report and all the supporting information will be publicly available to any individual or group who wish to comment on any proposal included within it. Internal consultation is via officers, members and more specifically the Overview & Scrutiny Commission and its panels.

Method of Consultation: The Council’s web site, a dedicated mailbox and a letter to all business ratepayers.


Officers, members, business ratepayers, the Schools Forum, parish and town councils, and the general public.

Contact: Stuart McKellar, Executive Director: Resources Email: Tel: 01344 352205, Arthur Parker, Chief Accountant Email: Tel: 01344 352158.

Report author: Stuart McKellar

Publication date: 14/12/2021

Date of decision: 14/12/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/12/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 22/12/2021

Accompanying Documents: