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Decision details

GENERAL FUND REVENUE BUDGET 2019/20

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

The Executive resolved as follows:

 

  1. To recommend to Council the £1,544,000 Social Care Support Grant is allocated in full to Children’s Social Care (ref. paragraph 4.7 of the Executive report).

 

  1. To recommend to Council the level of net expenditure for the draft General Fund Revenue Budget 2019/20 of £124,073,000 (ref. paragraph 6.2 of the Executive report).

 

  1. To recommend to Council a level of budget savings of £9.0m (ref. paragraphs 7.1 and 7.2 and Appendix 2 to the Executive report).

 

  1. To recommend to Council that the Chief Executive be authorised to take any necessary steps to ensure all staffing savings are achieved (ref. paragraph 8.1 of the Executive report).

 

  1. To recommend to Council that the Business Loans Fund is increased from £100m to £200m with immediate effect (ref. paragraph 8.3 of the Executive report).

 

  1. To recommend to Council that the target level of working balances remains at £6m (ref. paragraph 10.4 of the Executive report).

 

  1. To recommend a detailed review of earmarked reserves takes place at Provisional Outturn 2018/19 to reprioritise and unearmark funds to replenish working balances to their target level in 2019/20 should this be necessary (ref. paragraph 10.4 of the Executive report).

 

  1. To recommend to Council that the 2019/20 costs of £1.188m associated with the Ofsted action plan are agreed and met from higher than anticipated returns from the Business Loans Fund (ref. paragraph 10.5           of the Executive report).

 

  1. To note the report of the Budget Scrutiny Review Panel as attached at Appendix 3 to the Executive report and agree no direct actions arising from that review.

 

  1. To note that the Director of Resources had attended the Blackpool Business Leaders Group meeting on the 25 January 2019 to present the General Fund Revenue Budget and that the group had made no recommendations on the proposed budget.

 

  1. To consider any further facts and information that which subsequently come to light and report the details to the meeting of the Executive on 25 February 2019.

 

Publication date: 05/02/2019

Date of decision: 04/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Executive

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