To receive the draft budget for 2019-2020 from Deputy Chief Executive (S151).
The Committee had before it and NOTED a report * from the Deputy Chief Executive (S151) in order that the Scrutiny Committee review the draft 2019/2020 budget and make any necessary comments/recommendations to the Cabinet to be considered at its meeting on the 7th February 2019 and Full Council on 27th February 2019.
The officer outlined the contents of the report explaining that since the first round of Cabinet and PDG meetings the finance team and service managers had been revisiting a range of budgets to deliver more savings or increase income levels.
He explained that the initial £662k budget deficit had now been closed to £253k and that officers were continuing to work hard to reduce the deficit without reducing levels of service.
There were no recommendations or comments to Cabinet from Members of the Committee with regard to the draft 2019/2020 budget.
Note: *Report previously circulated and attached to the minutes.