Decision details

Revenue Budget Monitoring 2018/19 (month 5)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide the latest revenue budget monitoring position for 2018/19 for the Council Fund and Housing Revenue Account. The position is based on actual income and expenditure as at Month 5, and projects forward to year-end.


As detailed in the recommendations, with recommendation (d) being:


That 1% of additional funding from Welsh Government to help meet the costs of the pay award in-year for the period 1st September 2018 to 31st March 2019 be distributed in full to our local schools network once the funds have been received.  Schools will be required to find the remaining 1% of the award from within their own budgets for this period.  In planning the budget for 2019/20 it is the Council’s intention that it will make provision for an uplift in the base funding for schools to meet 1% of the pay award, as a minimum.  It is the Council’s aspiration to be in a position to provide an uplift for the full amount.  However, the Council is not in a position to confirm either the minimum or the aspirational provision at this point in the national budget setting process as the Council faces a potentially unmanageable gap in its budget-setting forecast for 2019/20, with such a poor provisional Local Government Settlement as outlined by Welsh Government.


Report author: Gary Ferguson

Publication date: 24/10/2018

Date of decision: 23/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 23/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/11/2018

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