We are committed to creating a prosperous and healthy Torbay and a Council fit to meet the challenges of the future. It’s a big task; £17 million worth of savings and new income have to be made over the next three years to achieve a balanced budget - £7.5 million of those budget reductions will be made in 2019/2020. That’s on top of the £76 million already made over the last seven years.

The Elected Mayor has published his proposals for his Revenue and Capital Budgets for 2019/2020.

The Transformation Portfolio will deliver over £1.4 million of savings next year whilst maintaining services to our communities. The Elected Mayor is proposing a budget which includes a Council Tax increase of 2.99% in line with current inflation levels. In addition, the draft budget includes proposals for service change, income generation and efficiencies of around £3 million.

Despite this, we still spends approximately £3.6 million per week on services in the community (excluding funding for schools and housing benefit payments), and also plans to spend more than £80 million on capital schemes.

The proposals in the documents below were consulted on between 2 November and 14 December 2018. An additional consultation question relating to the Discretionary Council Tax Discount proposal was open for consultation up until 9 January 2019.

Budget Overview and Proposals for 2019/20
This document provides an overview of the Council’s current budget position and a summary of the Elected Mayor’s budget proposals for 2019/20.
Draft Equality Impact Assessments
Where a proposal has been assess as having a material impact on service users, a draft Equality Impact Assessment has been prepared.
Equality Impact Assessment for Discretionary Council Tax Discount
Within the Elected Mayor’s draft budget, there is a proposal to remove the discretionary council tax discount for unoccupied and unfurnished properties, a draft Equality Impact Assessment has been prepared.
Proposed Budget Digest 2019/20
Provides a description of what each Council service does and how much it is proposed that they will spend next year including how much income they will receive. It sets out details of all of the draft proposals for service change, income generation and savings in order to produce a balanced budget for 2019/20.
Proposed Capital Plan 2019/20
This Plan sets out what the Elected Mayor is proposing the Council spends on capital projects over the next year.
Medium Term Resource Plan - October 2018
This is the key financial planning document and supports the Council in ensuring it can plan effectively for the use of resources in the medium term. The Plan sets out the resource projections for the next three years and the financial challenges and will help the Council deliver the priorities as set out in the Corporate Plan.
Fees and Charges
The proposed fees and charges for services in 2019/20.
Mayor's consultation event presentation
Presentation from the Mayor's budget consultation event on 14 November 2018.