Decision details

Financial Strategy and Plan 2022-23 to 2026-27

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The purpose of the report is to update the Council's medium term financial strategy and action plan to help guide the management of the Council's finances, considering Government funding forecasts for the coming year and potentially future years.
The key recommendations from this report will help formulate the 2022-23 budget and the level of Council Tax.
Cabinet is asked to recommend to Council the following:
(1) the key financial principles and actions of the five year financial strategy.
(2) that the current five year Financial Model is noted.
(3) that a minimum level of general fund reserves to be set, having considered the recommendations from the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee.
(4) that the current resources position is noted.

Key Decision - Yes

Council Decision




a)    The key financial principles and actions set out in appendix 1 of the 5 year Financial Strategy report be approved.

b)    That having considered the recommendations of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee, the Minimum Level of Reserves remains set at £4m.

c)    That the current 5 year Financial Model detailed in appendix 2 (Part 2) and the Resources Statement in appendix 3 to the Financial Strategy report be noted.


Report author: Mrs Helen Belenger

Publication date: 04/11/2021

Date of decision: 02/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 02/11/2021 - Cabinet

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