Issue details

Budget and Council Tax level for 2013/14 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2013/16

Budget and Council Tax level for 2013/14 and Medium Term Financial Plan 2013/16


Decision: To recommend to County Council the budget and council tax level for 2013/14 and the Medium Term Financial Plan for 2013/16


Reason for Decision: The Budget Book and Medium Term Financial Plan (Draft for County Council) will be considered for approval on 14th February 2013.

Although this is not a key decision the Forthcoming Executive Decisions list is used as a mechanism to give added transparency to the milestones of the Budget and MTFP process.


How does the decision relate to Bold Steps 4 Kent and Corporate Objectives:

The delivery of the Medium Term Financial Plan and Annual Budget is listed as a key activity within the Finance and Procurement Business Plan


The County Council must notify district councils of its share of the Council tax and the precept needed to fund the budget by the end of February.  Notifying districts of the precept earlier helps with their financial planning.



Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/12/2012

Decision due: 14 Feb 2013 by County Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance & Business Support

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: 01622 694597 dave.shipton.

Consultation process

Financial Implications:
As outlined in Budget Book and MTFP

Legal Implications:
County Council has a statutory duty to set budget and Council Tax.  S151 officer has to give statutory assurance on the robustness of estimates and adequacy of reserves

Equality Implications:
Date of initial screening - December 2012


Financial implications: Lead Officers: Dave Shipton, Head of Financial Strategy, 01622 694597 Cath Head, Head of Financial Management, 01622 221135 Lead Director: Andy Wood, Corporate Director of Finance and Procurement, 01622 694622

Legal implications: N/a

Equalities implications: N/a