2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Does the council's medium term financial plan include the council's net zero target and make tackling the climate emergency one of its main priorities?

Question code
Governance & Finance
Net-Zero Embedded in mid-term Financial Plan
Volunteer Research
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Criteria met if climate action (alternatively called sustainability or environment) is listed as one of the council's core priorities or equivalent. It must have its own heading or section and a net-zero target date must be referenced.

The net-zero target date must be an area-wide target, either the UK Government's national target, the devolved nation's target or the council's area-wide net-zero target.


A mid-term Financial Plan is a plan (often covering four years) which sets out the council's commitment to provide services that meet the needs of people locally and that represent value for money within the overall resources available to the council.

We will accept other language for target dates being used such as carbon neutrality.

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