Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Business Manager – Financial Services presented a report which informed Members of the budget and scale of fees and charges for the areas falling under the remit of the Policy & Finance Committee for 2021/22. Appendices A and B to the report summarised the budget proposed for the Committee for 2021/22 by service team and subjective level respectively. Appendix C to the report listed the reasons for increases or decreases of over £10,000 between the 2020/21 initial budget and proposed 2021/22 budget for services in Policy & Finance Committee. A schedule of proposed levels of fees and charges pertaining to the Committee were given at Appendix D.
The Committee’s proposed 2021/22 budget was £490,000 more than its2020/21 initial budget; an increase of 10%. The £490,000 increase in the Committee’s proposed 2021/22 budget was comprised of a £709,000 increase in employee costs and a £26,000 increase in running cost, partially offset by a £245,000 increase in income.
AGREED (unanimously) that the following recommendations be made to Policy & Finance Committee at its meeting on 22 February 2021:
i. the 2021/22 base budget in Appendix A to the report, for inclusion in the overall council budget;
ii. and to Full Council on 9 March 2021 the 2021/22 fees & charges in Appendix D to the report.
Reason for Decision
To ensure that the budgets and fees and charges finally proposed for 2021/22 are recommended to the Policy & Finance Committee on 22 February 2021.
Publication date: 29/03/2021
Date of decision: 21/01/2021
Decided at meeting: 21/01/2021 - Policy & Finance Committee