Budget Scrutiny

Photo credit: Lendingmemo.com

Photo credit: Lendingmemo.com

A meeting of the Council’s Service Improvement & Finance Scrutiny Performance Panel will take place on Wednesday 10 February at 11am in Committee Room 6, Guildhall. The purpose will be to discuss the Council’s Budget Proposals.

The Panel’s role is to question and challenge aspects of the budget in order to help it to form opinions and draw conclusions and, if appropriate, make recommendations on the budget proposals.

Councillor Rob Stewart, Cabinet Member for Finance and Strategy (Leader of the Council) will field questions from the Panel, Councillors and the public about proposals, about existing proposals which aim to save up to £89m over the next few years, and also to update on how the better than expected provisional local government finance settlement for 2016-17, might affect those proposals.

It’s all part of the countdown to a full Council meeting on 25 February at which the budget for next year will be set.

The meeting is open to the public. If people wish to attend in order to ask a question they should contact Scrutiny Team on 636292. Questions can also be submitted via email scrutiny@swansea.gov.uk , or here on the scrutiny blog page. 20 minutes will be set aside at the meeting for public questions. No notice has to be given of a public question but any submitted in advance will receive priority within the allocated time.

The Convener of the Panel, Councillor Chris Holley, will present the Panel’s findings and observations at the Cabinet Meeting on 15 February so that they can be taken into account during Cabinet’s discussion of the budget.



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