Decision details

2021/2022 Budget and Council Tax

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Full Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council has a statutory responsibility to set a council tax and budget in advance of the commencement of the new financial year (1 April to 31 March). During 2020/21 the Council will review its spending plans, consider options to amend spending to meet new priorities and consider comments received as part of the consultation process. This report will set the budget and level of council tax for the year 2021/2022 taking into account the above factors.




That Full Council be recommended to approve the following items regarding the 2021/22 Budget:


a)        to approve the proposed 2021/22 General Fund Budget including savings and growth as set out in paragraph 6.4,


b)        to approve the proposed 2021/22 Housing Revenue Account Budget as set out in section 10 and Appendix 3 of the report,


c)        to agree to ringfence £435,000 of useable capital receipts for investment in the Town Centre as a result of using Government funding on the Heat Network to avoid having to repay the grant,


d)        to agree to increase the capital budget for 2021/22 for temporary accommodation acquisition by £826,300 to be funded from the earmarked homelessness acquisition reserve,


e)        to approve the 2020/21 and future years Capital Programme and funding as set out in paragraph 11.6 of the report, 


f)         to agree that the Council’s share of Council Tax for 2021/22 be increased by 2.37% (£4.95) from £208.89 to £213.84 for a band D property as set out in paragraph 13.3,


g)        to approve the Pay Policy Statement for 2021/2022 as outlined in paragraph 16.3 and Appendix 6 of the report.


h)        to approve the CBC Pricing Strategy as outlined in Appendix 7 of the report.



Reasons for the Recommendations


To provide adequate funding for the proposed level of services and to fulfil the statutory requirement to set a Budget and Council Tax and report on the robustness of estimates.




Report author: Karen Hayes

Publication date: 09/02/2021

Date of decision: 03/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 03/02/2021 - Cabinet

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