Part 4 - Policy framework and budget procedure rules
Below is the policy framework and budget procedure rules.
- 1 - The framework for cabinet decisions
- 2 - Process for developing the framework
- 3 - Full Council decision and Leader's objection
- 4 - Decisions outside the policy framework or budget
- 5 - Urgent decisions outside the policy framework or budget
- 6 - The call-in of decisions outside the policy framework and budget
6.1 An executive decision that has not been implemented may be “called-in” under the Call-in Procedure Rules on the ground that it would be contrary to or not wholly in accordance with the Council’s budget or Policy Framework. In these circumstances, the Monitoring Officer and the Chief Financial Officer shall prepare a report, which they shall provide to the Cabinet and the relevant Scrutiny Committee that is charged with considering the call-in stating whether, in their opinion, the decision does not accord with the Council’s budget or Policy Framework.
6.2 If the Monitoring Officer or the Chief Financial Officer report that an executive decision would be contrary or not wholly in accordance with the Council’s budget or the Policy Framework, the executive decision shall be of no effect and the matter shall be referred to the full Council for decision (unless the Cabinet, Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member or an Officer acting under delegated powers chooses to and may properly proceed under paragraph 5.1 of these rules).