Scrutiny committee to examine budget proposals
20 January 2020
Norfolk County Council’s £427.7m budget proposals are to be examined by the authority’s scrutiny committee.
The committee reviews the decisions and actions of the Council’s cabinet. It will scrutinise the council’s latest budget proposals, approved by the cabinet on 13 January.
Scrutiny committee chair, Councillor Steve Morphew, said: “There is huge pressure on council funding and challenges in deciding priorities. Now that these budget proposals have been out for consultation and considered by the cabinet, it is right that scrutiny should look at this in detail and what the consequences for the council and county may be.
“We will consider the financial pressures facing the council, the continuing uncertainty surrounding future funding and the implications of the Government’s latest funding settlement. In the light of this, we will make appropriate recommendations to full council, which will decide the budget on 17th February.”
The committee will be able to question the cabinet member for finance, Councillor Andrew Jamieson and the council’s officers.
The meeting takes place at 10am at County Hall on Tuesday, 28 January. It will be webcast, live and a recording made available afterwards.
The council appoints the scrutiny committee from among the non-executive members of the council, to review or scrutinise decisions made or other action taken in accordance with: a) any functions which are the responsibility of the executive, including decisions made/actions taken directly by the executive itself and those decisions/actions delegated to chief officers and individual members of the executive; and b) any functions which are not the responsibility of the executive.