Decision details

MTFS & Budget Setting 2023-24 (Stage 2)

Decision Maker: Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


That the Committee reviews and comments on the cost pressures and overall budget strategy, and advises on any areas of cost efficiency it would like to see explored further.


The Corporate Finance Manager introduced a report on the latest position for the Council Fund Revenue Budget 2022/23 whilst awaiting the Welsh Local Government Provisional Settlement (LGPS) and formal budget setting process.


The Service Manager – Housing, Welfare and communities, Service Manager – Housing & Prevention and Strategic Housing & Programme Delivery Manager gave a detailed presentation which covered the following areas:


·           Reminder of the Council’s Budget Position

·           Cost Pressures / Budget Reductions / Past Efficiencies:

·           Budget Procedure – Stage 2

·           Budget Procedure – Stage 3 (Final)

·           Next Steps


Following the presentation, officers and Cabinet Members responded to questions and comments raised by the Committee. 


Councillor Bernie Attridge raised concerns around the information provided to the Committee which he did not feel was adequate in order for proper scrutiny to take place.  The Corporate Finance Manager advised that information had been shared with all Members during the workshop sessions and that the information provided as part of the Agenda detailed all relevant budget information and cost pressures.

The recommendations, as outlined within the report, were moved by Councillor David Evans and seconded by Councillor Geoff Collett.




That the comments made by the Committee be collated and shared with Cabinet ahead of its meeting on 20 December, 2022.

Report author: Gary Ferguson

Publication date: 10/01/2023

Date of decision: 14/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 14/12/2022 - Community & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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