Issue details

Robustness of the 2021/22 Budget Estimates and the Adequacy of Reserves – Local Government Act 2003 - Section 25

To comply with statute, the Chief Financial Officer is required to report to Council prior to the approval of the budget and the setting of the Council Tax, to give assurance that the budget is robust and that there are adequate reserves and balances.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Both Financial and Community Impact;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/12/2020

Financial: Yes;

Community Impact: Yes;

Decision due: 11 Feb 2021 by Cabinet

Decision due: 4 Mar 2021 by Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Lead director:

Department: Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Contact: Paul Reilly Email: paul.reilly@sefton.gov.uk Tel: 0151 934 4106.

Consultation process

Individual budget saving options / amendments to the budget will be subject to appropriate consultation – internal and external to the Council (as appropriate).

Consultees

Cabinet, Chief Executive, Strategic Leadership Board, Trade Unions, Staff and relevant organisations as appropriate

Agenda items

List of background documents to be considered by decision maker

  • Robustness of the 2021/22 Budget Estimates and the Adequacy of Reserves – Local Government Act 2003 - Section 25