Budget Consultation 2009

Closed 22 Jan 2009

Opened 10 Dec 2008

Feedback Updated 31 Oct 2011

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Report of the Director of Finance after the Consultation was closed can be found in the file below.

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Overview

On 7 October 2008, the Council's Executive considered the Council's Resources Plan which sets out the background against which the 2009-2010 budget will be prepared. Draft revenue and capital budget proposals were agreed by the Executive on 9 December 2008. The draft proposals were based on the existing detailed base budgets, as adjusted by proposed savings and areas of new expenditure (known as growth). The proposals also consider what the level of Council Tax increase will be and how much of the Council's savings (known as reserves) will be required to support the funding of this. The proposals are now being consulted upon and reports setting out the draft budget proposals are now available. Consultation on the agreed draft budget proposal will involve asking key local stakeholders, such as the Local Strategic Partnership, for their views. In addition, the Council's scrutiny function will play a key role in critically reviewing the budget. The process for scrutiny's involvement was set out in a report to the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board on 23 October 2008, entitled 'Process for Scrutinising the Budget.' The proposals were agreed.

Why We Are Consulting

Comments received through the consultation process, be they from the public, businesses, community groups, scrutiny, etc. will be considered by the Executive on 29 January 2009. As soon as the report is available, a copy will be placed on the website. The agreed proposals will be considered by all councillors at a meeting of the full Council on 12 February 2009. This will determine the agreed budget, and the resulting Council Tax that Eden will charge to its residents. The relevant reports and detailed budgets will be posted on this site as soon as they become available. The Council's budgets are grouped by the seven portfolios: each Executive member is responsible for one portfolio. The detailed estimates will be shown when they become available. At its meeting on 26 February 2009, the Council will set the total Council Tax that it will collect. This is merely the aggregation of the Council Tax set by Eden itself on 12 February 2009, and that notified to Eden by the County Council, the Police Authority and the Parish Councils. Please access the information in the links below and send any comments or queries in relation to the budget and the budget process to the Council's Finance Department (Contact details opposite) by 4.30pm on 22nd January 2009.

What Happens Next

Consultation on the agreed draft budget proposal involved asking key local stakeholders, such as the Local Strategic Partnership, for their views. In addition, the Council's scrutiny function played a key role in critically reviewing the budget. The process for scrutiny's involvement was set out in a report to the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board on 23 October 2008, entitled 'Process for Scrutinising the Budget.' The proposals were agreed. All consultation responses will be considered by the Executive on 29 January 2009. The consultation responses will include all comments received through the consultation process, be they from the public, businesses, community groups, scrutiny, etc. As soon as the report is available, a copy will be placed on the website. The agreed proposals will be considered by all councillors at a meeting of the full Council on 12 February 2009. This will determine the agreed budget, and the resulting Council Tax that Eden will charge to its residents. The relevant reports and detailed budgets will be posted on this site as soon as they become available. The Council's budgets are grouped by the seven portfolios: each Executive member is responsible for one portfolio. The detailed estimates will also be shown when they become available. At its meeting on 26 February 2009, the Council will set the total Council Tax that it will collect. This is merely the aggregation of the Council Tax set by Eden itself on 12 February 2009, and that notified to Eden by the County Council, the Police Authority and the Parish Councils.

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Audiences

  • General public
  • Staff
  • Businesses

Interests

  • Financial Services