Decision details

Council Fund Budget 2019/20 – Third and Closing Stage

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To receive and consider the recommendation of Cabinet for balancing the budget for 2019/20.


(a)       That a decision on the budget be deferred for Council to engage with Welsh Government – through a cross-party delegation – for an improved Local Government Settlement, in order to suppress Council Tax rises in Flintshire and across Wales, by specifically increasing recurring funding for schools and children’s services;


(b)       That officers look into the possibility of utilising earmarked reserves that were not protected in 2018/19, to be used in 2019/20, totalling £1.3m;


(c)        That officers look into the possibility of capital receipts being utilised to fund the Minimum Revenue Provision charge to release revenue funding; and


(d)       That requests for further information would be dealt with at a briefing for Members which would be arranged prior to the County Council meeting on 19th February.

Report author: Sara Dulson

Publication date: 18/03/2019

Date of decision: 29/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 29/01/2019 - Flintshire County Council

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