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Part 4 - Policy framework and budget procedure rules

Below is the policy framework and budget procedure rules.

5.1         Occasionally, the Cabinet, Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member or an Officer acting under delegated powers, may need to make a decision that is contrary to the Council’s Policy Framework but so urgent that it cannot be deferred until the next scheduled ordinary meeting of the full Council. In these circumstances, the Cabinet, Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member or an Officer, may make the decision (subject to compliance with the Rules on Access Information about the County Council’s Formal Business set out in Part 4 of the Constitution) if the Leader of the Council has obtained a statement in writing from the Chair of the Scrutiny Committee whose terms of reference include the power to review or scrutinise the proposed decision or, in that person’s absence, from the Chair or Vice-Chair of the County Council, that the decision needs to be made urgently.  Before a decision is taken, there shall have been prior consultation with Group Leaders.

5.2         The law does not allow the Cabinet to make a decision that is contrary to or not wholly in accordance with the Council’s budget; a plan or strategy approved by the Council in relation to their borrowing or capital expenditure; or the financial regulations and standing orders it has made to regulate expenditure under the budget, borrowing and capital expenditure. In any of these cases, if a decision must be made as a matter of urgency before the next scheduled ordinary meeting of the full Council, an extraordinary meeting of the full Council must be convened.

5.3         Whenever the Cabinet, Leader of the Council, a Cabinet Member or an Officer acting under delegated powers, makes a decision under the procedure set out in paragraph 5.1 of these rules, the Cabinet must make a report to the next ordinary meeting of the full Council, which must describe the decision, the emergency or other circumstances in which it was made and the reasons for the decision.

5.4       When the Cabinet, Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member or an Officer acting under delegated powers, makes an urgent decision, it must comply in every respect with the Rules on Access to Information about the County Council’s Formal Business, which should be read in conjunction with these rules.

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