Decision details

Quarter 1 Budget Report 2019/20

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No



(1)       That the Senior Leadership Team’s forecast for Dorset Council’s position at the end of quarter 1, be noted;

(2)       That the context around  the budget that was set for the year be noted;

(3)       That the impact that any overspend would have on reserves and the general fund be noted;

(4)       That the work going into reviewing Dorset Council’s reserves and balances be noted;

(5)       That the approach to work to develop sustainability of the base budget position for 2020/21 and beyond be noted and

(6)       That the work going on around capital strategy and the capital programme and financing be noted.


Reason for decision: To ensure support and/or challenge for actions being taken in 2019/20 to balance the budget and consider the adequacy and use of reserves and to support transition and convergence.  2019/20 is a critical year for establishing the base budget for Dorset Council to enable an accurate, medium-term financial plan to be delivered alongside a longer-term, sustainable financial strategy.

Report author: Aidan Dunn

Publication date: 30/07/2019

Date of decision: 30/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/07/2019 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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