Decision details

Decision details

Budget 2019/20 and Medium Term Financial Plan

Decision Maker: EXECUTIVE

Decision status: Recommend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To recommend the final revenue budget for 2019/20 to Council for approval on 21 February 2019.



1.      To note the consultation responses from Overview and Scrutiny, the public and stakeholders as set out in Appendices J and A(i) to the Executive report.

2.      To note the Council Tax Base as set out in Appendix H to the Executive report.

3.      To note that certain efficiency proposals identified in Appendix D(ii) will be subject to formal consultation and Equality Impact Assessment in the coming months and instruct the Corporate Management Team to propose alternative compensatory savings if it appears, following a review of the outcome of the consultation and Equality Impact Assessment, that any specific proposal cannot be delivered.


1.      That the Revenue Budget for 2019/20 and the Medium Term Financial Plan for 2019/20 to 2022/23 be approved.

2.      That in line with Government guidance, the following increases in Council tax (CBC element) for residents of Central Bedfordshire be approved:

(a)     a Band D increase of £14.86, representing a 1.000% increase on the charge for 2018/19 and

(b)    the CBC Band D Council Tax for 2019/20 will therefore be £1,500.64.

3.      That the items set out in Appendix L to the Executive report be added to the Council’s Budget for 2019/20 and Medium Term Financial Plan for 2019/20 to 2022/23, noting that the use of previously identified funding streams does not necessitate any change to recommendation 2 above.

Report author: Denis Galvin

Publication date: 07/02/2019

Date of decision: 05/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2019 - EXECUTIVE

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