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Agenda item


To report the level of spending and exposure against the Council’s Revenue budgets and reserves and balances for the first 5 months to 31 August 2020.



The Executive agreed the recommendations as outlined above namely:


  1. To note the report.


2.      To continue to lobby central government (HM Treasury, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Department for Transport, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Department for Education in particular) along with local authority peers and networks and the Local Government Association for the funding necessary to cope with the demands and new burdens presenting as a result of both Covid and within Children’s Services.


3.      To require the respective directors and Director of Resources to continue to closely monitor and manage service financial and operational performances, specifically Children’s Services, Strategic Leisure Assets and Growth and Prosperity and also the 3 Wholly Owned Companies that are facing the biggest impact from the Covid-19 pandemic these being Blackpool Transport Services (BTS), Blackpool Entertainment Company Limited (BECL) and Blackpool Operating Company Limited (BOCL).



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