Decision details

Council Fund Budget 2018/19 – Third and Closing Stage

Decision Maker: Flintshire County Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Allweddol decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To review the options for the stage three of the budget setting process, and then to set a balanced budget for 2018/19.


(a)       That following a review, £1.927m of reserves and balances is released to contribute to balancing the budget;


(b)       That a 5% rise in Council Tax is set to balance the budget in combination with reserves and balances in (a) above;


(c)        That a further rise in Council Tax of 1.71% is set to provide additionality of £1.140m specifically for schools budgets;


(d)       That a report be made to the next meeting with an update on any additional one-off funding to be received from Welsh Government late in this financial year, with advice on how an improved out-turn position in 2018/19 could be used to further increase the funding for schools in 2019/20; and


(e)       To note that the £18K pressure for providing discretionary top-up relief, as agreed by Cabinet, be built into the budget for 2018/19.

Report author: Neal Cockerton

Publication date: 16/04/2018

Date of decision: 20/02/2018

Decided at meeting: 20/02/2018 - Flintshire County Council

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