Decision details

Indicative Budget Timeline and Scrutiny Process 2024/25 - Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




That the Executive:


a)      Approved the proposed process and noted the timeline for the setting of the budget and that this may be subject to change in line with Government announcements or other factors.  In particular:


·       the proposed budget setting and scrutiny arrangements for the Children’s Trust as set out in this report, see particularly paragraphs 5.7 to 5.11 of the report.


·       the overall indicative timeline for the budget setting as set out under paragraph 5.13.


b)      Noted that the process has been to the Corporate Scrutiny Committee for comment, and that the approach outlined in this report was approved.



Reason for Recommendations –To inform Executive of the indicative budget setting timeline for 2024/25 and the arrangements for the scrutiny of the budget by the Corporate Scrutiny Committee.


Alternative Options – There are no alternative options under consideration, due to the need to meet approval deadlines and consultation requirements.  The Corporate Scrutiny Committee considered the proposals as set out in section 6 of this report regarding the scrutiny arrangements and were agreed to proceed on the basis as outlined.  Some dates of the scrutiny committee work group meetings remain subject to finalisation, as outlined in the report, and others may be affected by further Government announcements.


Publication date: 16/11/2023

Date of decision: 16/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2023 - Executive

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