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2020/21 Housing Revenue Account Revenue and Capital Outturn, Carry Forwards and Significant Variances

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


(i) Recommend to Council to approve carry forward requests for revenue funding from 2020/21 to 2021/22, if appropriate, as detailed in report appendix.

(ii) Recommend to Council to approve capital funding rephasing from 2020/21 to 2021/22, where relevant, as detailed in report appendix.


Matter for Decision

The report provided a summary of the 2020/21 outturn position for the Housing Revenue Account (HRA), budget variances, carry forward requests and written-off housing debt in 2020/21.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Strategy and External Partnerships

Approved carry forward requests totalling £7, 598,300 in revenue funding from 2020/21 into 2021/22 as detailed in Appendix C of the report.


Recommends to Council carry forward requests of £18,610,000 in HRA and General Fund capital budgets and associated resources from 2020/21 into 2021/22 and beyond to fund re-phased net capital spending, as detailed in appendix D and the associated notes to the appendix.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

In response to a question on the possible use of sub-contractors to help with the back-log of work, the officer stated that at this stage it wasn’t envisaged it would be necessary to use sub-contractors, but if that changed, the proper procurement procedures would be followed to ensure quality (as well as  value for money).


The committee and the Executive Councillor paid tribute to the workforce for managing to keep things going as best as possible during the pandemic.


The Committee resolved by 13 votes to 0 to endorse the recommendation (a) and by 7 votes to 0 on recommendation (b).


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.



Publication date: 28/07/2021

Date of decision: 22/06/2021