Decision details

General Fund / HRA Estimates and Capital Programme 2024/25

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Report proposing the General Fund revenue estimates for and to recommend the Band D level of Council Tax for 2024/25 .




RECOMMENDED that Council:-


(1) approve the overall spending proposals in respect of its General Fund and HRA revenue budgets;

(2) approve the General Fund and HRA Capital Programmes, subject to the identification of sufficient capital receipts to finance the new General Fund Capital bids in respect of IT and that the final decision be delegated to the Director Finance, in consultation with the Leader and Chief Executive.

(3) in agreeing the recommendations, consider the Section 151 Officer budget assessment in 8.17 of the report.

(4) approve setting the General Fund minimum Balance at £3.020 million for 2024/25 and the HRA minimum Balance at £3.525 million for 2024/25.

(5) approve the Council Tax for each Band recommended to the Council as set out in section 8.19.3 subject to Devon County Council, OPCC Devon and Cornwall and the Devon and Somerset Fire Authority confirming their Band D levels respectively.

(6) approve the revised Council Tax levels submitted to Council on 20 February 2024, when the actual Council Tax amounts for Devon County Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner and the Devon and Somerset Fire Authority are set.


Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.





Report author: David Hodgson

Publication date: 08/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2024 - Executive

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