Decision details

Reference from Executive 21 November 2018 - Quarter 2 Finance Report and Revised Budget 2018/19

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To inform members of the Council’s financial performance against budget for the period April to September 2018 along with the forecast position to 31 March 2019 and to seek approval for the revised revenue and capital budgets for 2017-18.


This report was considered at Executive on 21 November 2018.  Members considered the report and the recommendations.


In her introduction of the report Councillor B Cannon aimed to address a series of questions submitted in advance of the meeting from Councillor B Finlay and the Scrutiny Performance and Budget Task and Finish Groups.


Councillor B Cannon moved the recommendations. This was seconded by Councillor A Smith.


A vote was taken, 33 in favour, 0 against and 15 abstentions. The motion was carried.


Resolved – That –


  • The forecasted position against the original revenue and capital budgets at the end of quarter 2 be noted
  • The revised budget (inclusive of spend from earmarked reserves) of £16,851k be approved
  • The revised net revenue budget requirement of £15,084k be approved
  • An additional release from the Council’s earmarked reserves of £500k be approved
  • A reduction in the contribution from the Council’s General Fund of £20k be approved
  • The revised three year capital budget (including proposed financing) of £21,048k comprising £8,970k in 2018-19, £10,038k in 2019-20 and £2,040k in 2020-21 be approved
  • The revised position on earmarked and un-earmarked general fund balances be noted.


Report author: Gill Brocklebank

Publication date: 06/12/2018

Date of decision: 05/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Council

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