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Q2 Finance & Performance Monitor 2015/16

Meeting: 26/11/2015 - Executive (Item 81)

81 Finance and Performance Monitor 2 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

This report presents details of the Council’s finance and performance position for the period covering 1 April to 30 September 2015, together with an overview of any emerging issues. 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved: That the Executive notes the current finance and performance information set out in the report.

Reason:     To ensure expenditure is kept within the approved budget.

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report which presented details of the Council’s finance and performance position for the period 1 April to 30 September 2015 which assessed performance against budgets and included progress in delivering the Council’s savings programme.

 

With the Council’s net budget at £119,760k, it was noted that the financial pressures facing the Council were projected at £1,250k, an improvement of £654k from the £1,904k reported at Monitor 1. An overview of the forecast was reported on a directorate by directorate basis at Table 1 of the report.

 

Officers highlighted the potential additional financial pressure of £3m in Adult Social Care owing to funding issues within the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group and their reduction in contribution to the Better Care Fund pooled budget.

 

Members and Officers reported on work currently being commissioned to examine how performance statistics could lead to improvements in decision making and their subsequent effect on local residents.

 

In answer to a Member query regarding the Council’s regeneration team, Officers confirmed that as part of City and Environmental savings, restructuring proposals for development control and the planning function were under consideration. However Officers reassured Members that all major projects on which the authority would be taking the lead would be funded out of the capital programmes previously approved and staffed accordingly which also included staff to negotiate section 106 agreements.

 

Following further discussion it was

 

Resolved: That the Executive notes the current finance and performance information set out in the report.

Reason:     To ensure expenditure is kept within the approved budget.

 


 

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