Decision details

Covid-19 - 2020/21 Budget Monitoring Report – June 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide recommendations for a revised annual budget for 2020/21 to recognise the financial impact of Covid-19


RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)          Note the progress in the development of the budget mitigation strategy as a result of Covid-19 pressures; and

(b)          Continue to lobby Government for additional funding to reduce the projected budget gap caused by the outbreak. 

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Finance


The council has embedded sound financial and risk management protocols as well as a culture of scenario and options appraisal. This culture is needed now more than ever with the greater level of uncertainty arising from the pandemic.

The scale of income loss in 2020/21 is projected to be so significant as to threaten the financial viability of the council and concerted action must be taken to reduce expenditure to rebalance the budget.

Report author: Nicola Webb, Daniel Povey

Publication date: 26/06/2020

Date of decision: 24/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/06/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/07/2020

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