This report provides an update on the Council’s 5-year financial forecasts and makes recommendations regarding the revised revenue budget for 2020/21 and 2021/22.
This report gives the Executive the opportunity to consider the Council’s 5-year financial forecasts as set out in the Medium-Term Finance Strategy (MTFS), revised service budgets for 2020/21 and proposed service budgets for 2021/22.
Revised General Fund Revenue Budget 2020/21
The revised general fund revenue budget for 2020/21 amounts to £15,905,100 for service budgets with other budgets totalling -£3,823,500 (including a use of general reserves of £690,200) and Government COVID funding of £2,993,300 giving an overall position of £9,606,500 which shows no increase from the base budget for 2020/21.
General Fund Revenue Budget 2021/22
The proposed general fund budget for 2021/22 totals £14,692,700 for service budgets along with -£3,823,500 for other budgets (including a use of general reserves of £1,902,500) and Government COVID funding of £751,000 giving an overall position of £10,118,200 which is an increase of £511,700 against the original budget for 2020/21.
5-Year Financial Forecasts
The 5-Year financial forecasts for 2020/21 to 2024/25 is predicting a funding shortfall by 2022/23. The Opportunities Plan approved last year is still predicted to address the shortfall and build in some capacity for future pressures and uncertainties.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/12/2020
Decision due: 4 Jan 2021 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Policy & Resources
Lead director: Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Contact: Neil Wood Email: email@example.com.
Background Papers: None