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Agenda item

FINANCIAL MONITORING: MONTH 6 (SEPTEMBER)

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the projected revenue expenditure position of a spend to budget as at month 6;

(2)          agreed that where services are forecasting to overspend (including non-achievement of savings), that in line with the ground rules for financial control, appropriate mitigating action must be put in place by those services;

(3)          noted the progress on savings proposals detailed in Appendix 1 to the report;

(4)          noted a budget allocation of £275,000 to develop further our approach to Return on Investment;

(5)          noted a budget allocation of £153,000 for the Enterprising Council programme;

(6)          noted additional Adult Social Care (ASC)  funding of £1.089 million been allocated in 2018/19 to the Council; and

(7)          noted a budget allocation of £600,000 to fund the increased cost of temporary accommodation placements from thegeneral inflation provision held in central contingency.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Much of this report is concerned with provision of information, for which alternative options is not a relevant consideration.

 

 

Minutes:

The Leader introduced the report and, in doing so, stated the importance of discussing issues around adult and children social care and thanked Eddie Townsend – Acting Director of Communications and his team for providing the Council with a platform to express views.  She said that vulnerable people deserve all the support that the Council could provide.   

 

Mr Boumediene stated that it was important to remember and see people as people and not numbers and to be mindful that every case involved an actual person.  The Leader agreed and added that she wanted social workers to get the respect recognition they deserved as they had a very difficult job.   

 

The Leader also commended Local Government Association’s Labour Group in their Austerity Campaign.

 

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the projected revenue expenditure position of a spend to budget as at month 6;

 

(2)          agreed that where services are forecasting to overspend (including non-achievement of savings), that in line with the ground rules for financial control, appropriate mitigating action must be put in place by those services;

 

(3)          noted the progress on savings proposals detailed in Appendix 1 to the report;

 

(4)          noted a budget allocation of £275,000 to develop further our approach to Return on Investment;

 

(5)          noted a budget allocation of £153,000 for the Enterprising Council programme;

 

(6)          noted additional Adult Social Care (ASC)  funding of £1.089 million been allocated in 2018/19 to the Council; and

 

(7)          noted a budget allocation of £600,000 to fund the increased cost of temporary accommodation placements from thegeneral inflation provision held in central contingency.

 

 

 

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