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2018/19 General Fund Revenue and Capital Outturn, Carry Forwards and Significant Variances - S&EP

Meeting: 01/07/2019 - Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee (Item 34)

34 2018/19 General Fund Revenue and Capital Outturn, Carry Forwards and Significant Variances - S&EP pdf icon PDF 614 KB

Minutes:

Matter for Decision

The report gave a summary of actual income and expenditure compared to the final budget for 2018/19 (outturn position). The report outlined the revenue and capital budget variances with explanations. It outlined specific requests to carry forward funding available from budget underspends into 2019/20.

 

Decision of Executive Councillor for Strategy and External Partnerships

 

i. Agreed to carry forward requests totalling £651,630 revenue funding from 2018/19 to 2019/20, as detailed in Appendix C

ii. Agreed to carry forward requests of £437k capital resources from 2018/19 to 2019/20 to fund rephased net capital spending, as detailed in Appendix D.

 

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.

 

The Committee made the following comments in response to the report:

  i.  Noted that savings were budgeted for but that these weren’t quite achieved.

  ii.  Questioned what stopped savings being made as part of the support services review.

 

The Head of Finance said the following in response to Members’ questions:

  i.  Savings were expected to be made on support services through contracts and procurements; some savings were delivered but unfortunately they were not able to achieve as many savings as had been budgeted for.

 

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.