Decision details

Projected Budget 2009-11

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




The Director of Finance presented a report on the projected budgets for 2009-2011 to coincide with the period of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 (CSR).  The report set out the budget summary for 2008/9, variations that had been identified for 2009/11, a number of other development and details of balances.


The Leader of the Council moved a motion, duly seconded, and it was -


Resolved - That


(1)  Cabinet notes the increased pressures on Wirral’s budget, including an estimated £9m increase in energy and fuel costs, which means that the target for efficiency savings now exceeds the original projections by over £7m;


(2)  Cabinet notes that substantial work is being undertaken to close this gap, particularly in the areas of Adult Social Services and Asset Management, and therefore states its intention to bring a packet of recommendations forward to Cabinet on October 16th and Cabinet on 6th November 2008 in order to make real and immediate progress on reducing the budget gap; and


(3)  Cabinet instructs Chief Officers to do everything possible to contain any potential overspends this year, and to continue to seek out further efficiencies over and above the original £13.7m target in order to close the budget gap.


Publication date: 08/09/2008

Date of decision: 04/09/2008

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2008 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/09/2008

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