Decision details

Waste and Street Scene Budget 2024/2025

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The purpose of this report is to set out new financial pressures facing the Waste & Street Scene Committee in 2024/25, including fees, grant and other income available to the council to offset these pressures and proposals for how pressures may be addressed




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Waste and Street Scene Policy Committee:-


1.     notes the new financial pressures facing Waste and Street Scene for 24/25 and the new income available to help mitigate them; and


2.     notes that the proposals/mitigations will be presented to the Strategy and Resources Committee as part of the Council’s budget for 2024/25.




Reasons for Decision




Members are asked to note the unsustainable financial position highlighted by the medium-term financial analysis presented to Strategy and Resources Committee in September 2023. This report and its recommendations, sets out the scale of the challenge ahead, the limited resources available and some of the difficult decisions that will need to be taken.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




The Council is required to both set a balance budget and to ensure that in-year income and expenditure are balanced. The options presented in this paper, if accepted, will negate the need to make any staff or resource cuts to the respective services and therefore, should allow the continuation of good quality customer services.


Publication date: 17/11/2023

Date of decision: 15/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Waste & Street Scene Policy Committee

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