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Revenue Budget Monitoring 2018/19 - Projected Outturn and 2019/20 Budget Process

Meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet (Item 97)

97 Revenue Budget Monitoring 2018/19 - Projected Outturn and 2019/20 Budget Process pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Summary:

 

To notify Members of the Projected Outturn on the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account with the reasons for significant variances and to seek approval for the budget setting process for 2019/20.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Members note the projected outturn position for the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account; and

 

2.    That the Managing Director be granted delegated authority to determine and publish the 2019/20 draft budget, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Finance Portfolio Holder prior to the budget being presented to the General Assembly of the Council for approval in February 2019.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered a report which presented the projected outturns on the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account, detailed the reasons for significant variances and sought approval for the budget setting process for 2019/20.

 

The Cabinet had regard to the comments made at the Cabinet Advisory Panel.

 

            RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the projected outturn position for the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account be noted; and

 

2.    That the Managing Director be granted delegated authority to determine and publish the 2019/20 draft budget, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Finance Portfolio Holder prior to the budget being presented to the General Assembly of the Council for approval in February 2019. 


Meeting: 03/12/2018 - Cabinet Advisory Panel B (Item 19)

19 Revenue Budget Monitoring 2018/19 - Projected Outturn and 2019/20 Budget Process pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Summary:

 

To notify Members of the Projected Outturn on the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account with the reasons for significant variances and to seek approval for the budget setting process for 2019/20.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Members note the projected outturn position for the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account; and

 

2.    That the Managing Director be granted delegated authority to determine and publish the 2019/20 draft budget, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Finance Portfolio Holder prior to the budget being presented to the General Assembly of the Council for approval in February 2019.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A Member raised concerns about the level of saving as a result of the staffing vacancy factor at a time when there had been an increase in the average number of staff working days lost due to long term illness reported in the Performance Indicator Monitoring Report. He felt that the level of vacancies could be placing pressure on remaining staff resulting in more time being lost to illness.

 

The Strategic Director (Internal Services) informed Members that there was no correlation between the two. The staffing vacancy factor arose from the practice of holding posts vacant for a period of time following the departure of a postholder in order to assess the continuing need for the post which meant that there was a time lag between a post becoming vacant and recruitment taking place. The Council monitored staff absence carefully and very little absence was attributed to work related stress.  

 

The Cabinet Advisory Panel endorsed the recommendations contained in the report.