Decision details

Budget Monitoring 2023/-24 at Quarter One

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To provide an update on the forecast outturn for 2023-24


RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)         Noted the budget monitoring position for quarter one 2023/24; and

(b)        Request the Chief Operations Officer and the Corporate Director for Resources present in the quarter two Cabinet monitoring report their mitigation proposals to balance service pressures if these remain; and

(c)         Approved the implementation of an expenditure freeze and vacancy management process for the remainder of 2023/24 with delegation to the Chief Executive to develop an appropriate policy. This is to be supported by consideration of the redeployment of any staff in posts that it is proposed to remove.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Finance


To comply with accounting codes of practice and best practice which requires councils to regularly monitor the annual budget position and take any action to support the sustainability of the council’s financial position.

Report author: Nicola Webb

Publication date: 08/09/2023

Date of decision: 06/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

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