Agenda item

Setting the Budget 2024-25


Item CB 24/22 referred from the Cabinet of 13 February 2024.


The Mayor proposed that Council Procedure Rule No 6.4 be suspended to allow the leading speakers from each Group to exceed the time limit on speeches when debating the budget proposals.   This was seconded by Cllr Boughton and supported by the Council.


In presenting the budget proposals, which had been considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Cabinet on 25 January and 13 February 2024 respectively, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Housing highlighted the areas of budget growth and pressure, outlined the support provided to vulnerable residents, businesses and community groups during the last financial year and welcomed the better than anticipated final Local Government Finance Settlement figure as well as better than anticipated business rates receipts.   She referenced the Council’s new Corporate Strategy and the priorities set within it and was delighted that through this Budget, funds could  be allocated in earmarked reserves towards delivery of these priorities.  The Cabinet Member for Finance and Housing was pleased to advise that the Borough Council had a balanced budget for 2024/25.


It was proposed by Councillor Tanner and seconded by Councillor Boughton that the recommendations at Minute CB 24/22 be adopted.  In accordance with Council Procedure Rule No 8.5 voting was recorded as follows:


Members voting for the motion:


Cllrs Banks, Bell, Bennison, Betts, Bishop, Boughton, Boxall, Bridge, Brown, Cannon, Clokey, Coffin, Dalton, Davis , Hammond, Harman, Hickmott, Hoskins, Hudson, Keers, King, Lark, Mallard, McDermott, Mehmet, Oakley, Palmer, Rhodes, Roud, Tanner,

Tatton, Taylor, Thornewell, Tunstall and Williams


Total:  35


Members voting against the motion:  0


Total: 0


Members abstaining:


Cllrs Athwal, Barton, Cope, Crisp, Hines, Hood, Oliver and Parry


Total: 8


(Total number of Members eligible to vote = 43)


RESOLVED:  That the recommendations at Minute CB 24/22 be approved.

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