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Cabinet budget meeting update

by Laura Johnston

Cabinet met yesterday and agreed the following items.

Corporate Plan 2017 – 2020 update:

The Corporate Plan is key to the achievement of the Knowsley Partnership’s vision to make Knowsley: the Borough of Choice and the recent update reflects progress made in the council’s four strategic priorities: sustainable children’s services; improvements in adult social care; business growth, jobs and housing; and a sustainable budget strategy.

Three year budget strategy savings options

Cabinet members endorsed the budget savings options, along with feedback from the recent consultation on budget savings options, in order to develop the budget proposals to be considered at a full meeting of the Council on 8 March 2017.
This was considered alongside the additional reports being considered at the meeting which were quarter three revenue budget monitoring, medium term financial strategy and the capital programme monitoring update.

Three year revenue budget

Cabinet endorsed the recommendation to increase Council Tax in 2017/18 by 4.99% in order to help older people to live well at home for as long as possible.  Of the proposed increase, 3% will be ring-fenced to go towards funding Adult Social Care services.

You can read the full reports for all items on the agenda on the council’s website