Decision details

Reconciling Policy, Performance and Resources (RPPR)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the draft service plans and provisional savings proposals for 2017/18.


32.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Chief Executive together with additional information regarding the Government’s multi year settlement


32.2     It was RESOLVED to:


            1) note the updated Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) including the changes to the forecast funding gap for 2017/19 and pressures (Appendix 1 of the report) which  indicate a projected shortfall against previous plans of £4.9m for 2017/18 (£7.5m for 2018/19) and detail a number of additional financial risks;

            2) note that plans are being developed for savings totalling £23.8m in 2017/18 (£17.3m previously included in the MTFP plus £6.5m additional) which remains within our agreed planning range of £70-90m;

            3) ask Chief Officers to continue to work on savings plans based on the areas of search identified in Appendix 2 of the report;

            4) consider the Scrutiny Committees’ initial comments on areas of search set out in Appendix 3 of the report; and

5) recommend that County Council express a view on whether to accept the Government’s four year funding offer as the minimum funding level the Council could expect to receive and approve the efficiency plan set out in Appendix 4 of the report



32.3    To note the latest update of the Medium-Term Financial Plan and further information on the areas of search being progressed by officers as savings for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Report author: Jane Mackney

Publication date: 09/11/2017

Date of decision: 11/10/2016

Decided at meeting: 11/10/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/10/2016

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