Decision details

Year End 2016/17 Joint Performance and Finance Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




A     Acknowledges the outturn position set out in section three of Appendix A to this report for the year ending 31 March 2017 (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017), subject to recommendations in paragraphs 18 and 20, as follows:


             i)        An under-spend on controllable service budgets of £508,000 or -0.81 percent of the gross General Fund budget after adjusting for carry forwards requests.


            ii)        A total general fund underspend of £1,570,000 (-2.51 percent of the gross General Fund Budget) after including the impact of windfall income, non-controllable items.


           iii)        A General Fund balance of £4.714 million after adjustments for the recommended transfers to reserves, carry forward requests and other one off proposals as set out in this report.


B    Recognises the operational performance that has been achieved across all Council services during 2016/17.


C    Approves:


             i)        The carry forward of £219,300 of budgets from 2016/17 to 2017/18 as set out in paragraph 19 of the report.


            ii)        The transfer to reserves of £140,000 as set out in paragraph 21 of the report.


           iii)        The allocation of up to £200,000 from the 2016/17 underspend to help support additional community safety resources in 2017/18 neighbourhood improvements, as reported elsewhere on the cabinet agenda.


           iv)        An additional allocation of £25,000 to recognise the excellent uptake of Harlow’s 70th birthday celebrations funding.


            v)        The transfer of £300,000 to the Planning LDF Reserve to support the ongoing delivery of the Local Plan.

Report author: Malcolm Morley OBE

Publication date: 21/07/2017

Date of decision: 20/07/2017

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2017 - Cabinet

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