Derbyshire Dales: a beautiful place to live, work and visitSpending Plans and Priorities                      Phil Colledg...
BUDGET CONSULTATION  Priority services that the Council should spend most on: Creating and sustaining local employment T...
CORPORATE PLAN 2011-2015   Based on budget constraints, the public’s   wishes, Members’ aims, evidence of need   Three pri...
MAIN MESSAGES FOR 2013/14   • No proposed service reductions   • No increase in Council Tax by the     District Council
LOCAL GOV’T FINANCE SETTLEMENT   Introduction of Local Retention of Business Rates Estimated Business Rates to be collecte...
LOCAL GOV’T FINANCE SETTLEMENT                                   2012/13       2013/14       2014/15“Formula” Funding     ...
FOUR-YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN                           2013/14   2014/15   2015/16    2016/17                             £000...
APPROACH TO ACHIEVING SAVINGS  Review & reduce spending across all services while   minimising as far as possible the imp...
YOUR TURN!      Any questions or comments?
YOUR TURN!      Any questions or comments?
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Community Area Forums Budget Presentation

  1. 1. Derbyshire Dales: a beautiful place to live, work and visitSpending Plans and Priorities Phil Colledge Head of Finance
  2. 2. BUDGET CONSULTATION Priority services that the Council should spend most on: Creating and sustaining local employment Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour Keeping streets and public areas clean Improving the supply of affordable, decent housing Services that the Council should spend least on: Subsidising special events Tackling climate change Expensive general publicity Encouraging visitors to stay longer & providing Tourist Information Centres
  3. 3. CORPORATE PLAN 2011-2015 Based on budget constraints, the public’s wishes, Members’ aims, evidence of need Three priorities 2011-15: 1. Housing which meets local needs • Increase the availability of affordable housing • Improve housing for vulnerable people 2. A clean, green and prosperous Dales • Minimise waste & increase recycling • Enable development sites & business growth 3. Safe and healthy communities • Keep alcohol related crime low • Encourage active & healthy lifestyles
  4. 4. MAIN MESSAGES FOR 2013/14 • No proposed service reductions • No increase in Council Tax by the District Council
  5. 5. LOCAL GOV’T FINANCE SETTLEMENT Introduction of Local Retention of Business Rates Estimated Business Rates to be collected £16,797,000 Allocation: Retained by Central Government 50% £8,398,000 Derbyshire County Council 9% £1,512,000 Derbyshire Fire & Rescue 1% £168,000 Derbyshire Dales District Council 40% £6,719,000 £16,797,000 Derbyshire Dales’ share £6,719,000 Less Tariff £5,256,000 Business Rates Retained by District Council £1,463,000
  6. 6. LOCAL GOV’T FINANCE SETTLEMENT 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15“Formula” Funding £3,046,000 £2,846,000 £2,397,000Reduction over previous year 15.6% 6.6% 15.8%Comes on top of 15.6% grant reduction for 2012/13, and 16.2% cut in 2011/12i.e. more than 50% cut over 4 years.
  7. 7. FOUR-YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 £000s £000s £000s £000s Forecast Spending Level 9,492 9,513 9,651 9,792 Income from Council Tax -5,246 -5,246 -5351 -5,458 Income from Grants etc. -4,246 -3,864 -3,365 -3,195 Savings to be achieved - 403 935 1,139
  8. 8. APPROACH TO ACHIEVING SAVINGS  Review & reduce spending across all services while minimising as far as possible the impact on residents - No service reductions in 2013/14  Consider shared services & other alternative service delivery methods  Reduce fixed and variable employee costs while protecting existing employees as far as practicable  Assess utilisation of reserves and balances  Generation of additional income  Increase fees and charges  Consider future Council Tax increases - No increase proposed for 2013/14
  9. 9. YOUR TURN! Any questions or comments?
  10. 10. YOUR TURN! Any questions or comments?

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