Decision details

Policy & Finance Committee Revenue Budget 2021/22

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

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