Revenue and capital budget

The production of the budget is the means by which the council expresses in financial terms its plans for service provision in the coming year.

Whilst the most visible outcome of the budget process is the declaration of the Council Tax, the budget clearly has a greater significance and meaning for the council:

  • it allocates the council's total financial resources between different directorates, services and portfolios
  • it prioritises resources to align with and deliver the council's strategic planning framework

The Mayor’s budget proposals

The Mayor of Doncaster has published her budget proposals outlining where money would be spent and saved over the next year 2017/18.

Mayor Ros Jones is outlining her proposals which would balance the Council’s budget which has £23.5m budget gap to meet. You can read these documents on the Council Chamber Diary page. This follows on from the publishing of her draft proposals last November.

The Mayor is also outlining her proposals for spending on major projects known as capital investment. This is separate to her budget proposals. These are funds that cannot be spent on paying for services but on building and major infrastructure projects. Her proposals include £332million worth of capital investment in the borough over the next four years. This includes investment in education, housing, infrastructure, leisure and culture as well as boosting tourism and attracting investors.

The Mayor's 2016/17 revenue budget proposals have been approved by full council

Full Council approved the Mayor's revenue budget proposals for 2016/17 at a meeting on Tuesday 1st March 2016.

Balancing the council's budget and prudently managing its finances whilst looking ahead to challenges and opportunities for the borough are the lynchpins of the Mayor's approved budget.

Mayor Ros Jones outlined how the council would meet the challenges of less money and more financial pressures when she set out a three year budget plan in February 2014. Since then the council has been working to that plan to reduce spending by £109m as a result of government reduction in grants, rising prices and cost pressures.

The next 12 months from April 2016 is the final year of the current three year budget, which will mean the local authority must reduce its spending by the remaining £31m to complete the financial plan and balance the books.

You can read more about the Mayor's approved budget in the document below.

Revenue Budget 2016-17
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Proposals for spending on capital expenditure have also been approved

The Mayor's proposals for spending on major projects known as capital investment were also approved. These are separate to her revenue budget proposals. These are funds which cannot be spent on paying for services but on building and major infrastructure projects.

The Council will continue to invest in the Borough's future with an estimated £316m of Capital investment over 2016/17 to 2019/20. The investment will stimulate growth and prosperity despite the tough economic conditions, with £116m of spend estimated for 2016/17.

 You can read more about the proposals in these documents.

Capital Programme 2016-17 to 2019-20.
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Capital Budget Appendix
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Proposals for spending on the Housing Revenue Account have also been approved

The Housing Revenue Account is separate to the Council's General Fund account. The Housing Revenue Account is now self-financing; day to day repairs and management costs, and major investment programmes such as thermal efficiency works are funded from rents collected.

You can read more about the proposals in these documents.

Housing Revenue Account Budget 201617.
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HRA Appendix A & B
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HRA Appendix C
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Last updated: 07 February 2017 14:45:19