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Such other business as, in the opinion of the Chairman of the meeting is of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration


The Chairman declared that in accordance with agenda item 16, the following item of business should be considered by Cabinet as a matter of urgency, and that it would be considered as the first ordinary decision of Cabinet, hence the order of business to be transacted as set out on the agenda was amended accordingly.


            Medium Term Financial Plan (6), Council Plan, Service Plans 2016/17 – 2018/19 and Review of the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2016/17 plus an Update to the Discretionary Rate Relief Policy 2015/16 CORP/R/15/02


The Cabinet considered a joint report of the Corporate Director, Resources and the Assistant Chief Executive which provided details on the development of the 2016/17 budget, Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP 6) and Council Plan / Service Plans 2016/17 to 2018/19.  The report also provided details of a review of the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme and an update on the Discretionary Rate Relief Policy (for copy see file of minutes).


In response to a question from Councillor Wilkes about the impact of the budget on local services and the effect on residents, Councillor Napier advised of the process for the development of the MTFP including the consultation that would be undertaken in the autumn.


Cabinet members thanked all those involved in producing the comprehensive report in such short time, following an analysis of the Chancellor’s Summer Budget of 8 July on the impact for local government finance.




That the recommendations contained in the report be approved.




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