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2018/19 General Fund Revenue and Capital Outturn, Carry Forwards and Significant Variances - Communities

Meeting: 27/06/2019 - Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee (Item 32)

32 2018/19 General Fund Revenue and Capital Outturn, Carry Forwards and Significant Variances - Communities pdf icon PDF 611 KB


Matter for Decision

The Officer’s report presented for the Communities Portfolio:

  i.  A summary of actual income and expenditure compared to the final budget for 2018/19 (outturn position).

  ii.  Revenue and capital budget variances with explanations.

  iii.  Specific requests to carry forward funding available from budget underspends into 2019/20.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Communities

Approved carry forward requests:

  i.  Totalling £56,000 revenue funding from 2018/19 to 2019/20, as detailed in Appendix C of the Officer’s report.

  ii.  Of £284k capital resources from 2018/19 to 2019/20 to fund rephased net capital spending, as detailed in Appendix D of the Officer’s report.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations


The Committee received a report from the Head of Finance.


In response to the report Councillors sought clarification on the following:

  i.  If we are not fully refurbing The Meadows toilets, what interim repairs/improvements will be made and how much is this going to cost?

  ii.  What was the reason for the gas bill overspend at Clay Farm?


The Head of Community Services undertook to provide information after the committee. She was able to clarify:

  i.  Minor/maintenance work was being undertaken prior to the wider refurbishment work of The Meadows.

  ii.  A technical issue had led to the higher than expected gas bill. The wrong tariff was set up which led to extra (unexpected) charges. This was corrected after the first month.


The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


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

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.