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Medium Term Financial Strategy 2018-19 To 2020-21 Consultation - NOV17/CAB/55

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED (unanimous) to:


1.    Approve the phase one budget proposals, outlined in Appendix C and D, as the basis for public consultation. This included a 4.99 per cent council tax increase, as built into the 2017/18 Medium Term Financial Strategy.


2.    Authorise the Chief Executive to explore shared services with other local authorities to support frontline services.


Reasons for the decision:

The Council must set a lawful and balanced budget. The approach outlined in this report worked towards this requirement.


Alternative options considered:

No alternative option had been considered as the Cabinet was responsible under the Constitution for initiating Budget Proposals and the Council was statutorily obliged to set a lawful and balanced budget by 11 March annually.


Publication date: 20/11/2017

Date of decision: 20/11/2017