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Service Estimate 2024/25

Meeting: 11/04/2024 - Cabinet (Item 2)

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Following the budget setting meeting in February 2024, this report outlines how each Service will use the resources allocated in 2024/25 to meet the ambitions of the Council Plan.


Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Peter Butlin

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Councillor Peter Butlin, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Property, introduced the report which set out how each service would use the resources allocated in 2024/25, following the budget setting meeting in February 2024.


Councillor Butlin gave an overview of the report, explaining that the Budget Delivery Oversight Group would monitor budget delivery over the next twelve months.  The report also asked approval for the adjustments needed since the budget was agreed as outlined at section 3 of the report.


Members noted the significant financial pressures encountered during 2023/24 and recognised the potential impact these would continue to have during 2024/25. 


Councillor Butlin highlighted the 61% of the Authority’s planned spend on services was commissioned from third parties, 3% higher than last year and specifically in the cost of adults and children’s social care and support.


He concluded by advising that any deviation in the finances would be recorded in quarterly reports and scrutinised regularly.


Having received no questions, Councillor Butlin proposed the recommendations as laid out.




That Cabinet


1)    Approve the detailed revenue budget, savings plan, and capital programme for each of the Authority’s services set out in Appendices A to N;

2)    Approve the adjustments to service revenue budgets following the realignment of budgets within and between directorates since the budget was set on 8 February 2024, as outlined in Section 3 and Appendix O; and

Approve the net transfer of £0.448m to reserves as outlined in Section 3 paragraph 2.