Issue details

2021-22 Budget Strategy

The strategy to set the 2020-21 budget. 


The strategy sets out the following for consideration: 

  • Service directors exemplify options for savings from controllable budgets. 
  • Management action is taken to address historic budgetary shortfalls, namely Property, Building Control, Land Charges, Coastal and Licensing. 
  • The replenishment of reserves be delayed until 2022-23. 
  • Allowance be provided for contractual inflation, but any other growth pressures be funded from within existing service budgets. 
  • The increase in council tax is anticipated in the Equalisation Reserve in 2020-21 by allocation of £200k from the Covid Shortfall reserve.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/08/2020

Explanation of anticipated restriction:

Decision due: 19 Nov 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Rob Yates, Cabinet Member for Finance, Administration and Community Wealth Building

Lead director: Tim Willis

Contact: Tim Willis, Deputy Chief Executive (S151 Officer) Tel: 01843 577009 Email:

What the decision will mean: Approve the high level financial strategy for the next four years

Reason No Public Access: None


Agenda items


  • Cabinet report