Consultation on budget & corporate strategies
Comment on the budget and corporate strategies
We welcome your feedback on the budget and corporate strategies which will be considered at the Council meeting in February 2016. To comment on the budget and corporate strategy proposals by Friday 15 January 2016, please:
- fill in the online consultation on budget and corporate strategies 2016/17 or
- email your views to firstname.lastname@example.org or
- send written comments to: Mrs Jenny Poole, Chief Finance Officer at Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX
The consultation is open to businesses and residents within the District Council area. See below for more details of the budget and corporate strategies.
Details of the budget strategy 2016/17
Local government funding was significantly changed from 1 April 2013 when the Government introduced the new Local Government Resource Regime. Under the new regime, around 40% of the Council’s Government funding comes directly from Business Rates with the balance from revenue support grant and new homes bonus. This is a key strand of the Government policy to localise financing of local authorities and brings the potential for increased risks or increased rewards depending upon the Council’s ability to raise business rate income.
The Council is updating its medium term financial plan and spending plans for 2016/17. We have prepared a draft three year financial strategy which takes into account likely reductions to our funding from central government. For the key points of the budget proposals for 2016/17 which was considered in November 2015 please:
- View Cabinet meeting details 19 November 2015 on the draft medium term financial strategy 2015/16 to 2018/19
Details of the corporate strategy 2016-2019
Following the District Council elections in May 2015, the Council is developing a corporate strategy for 2016 to 2019 which sets out the Council’s aim, priorities, objectives and key tasks. To view the draft Corporate Strategy 2016-2019 please: