To consider and provide a recommendation to Cabinet on the proposals set out in the attached report.
Clare Hazard, Accountancy Manager introduced the report set out in the agenda.
Discussion and questions from Members included the following:
- The £486k support grant had already been received from Government.
- The £262k towards the cost of new burdens had also been received.
- The estimated £570k towards sales, fees and charges had not been received. The claim form needed for this had not been released so timing for this payment was not yet known.
- The overall assessment for Quarter 1 was good news. However the shortfall needed for next year was unlikely to receive any additional funding support from Government so it was predicted there would be financial difficulties for the Council going forward.
RESOLVED – That the recommendations to Cabinet as set out in the report be supported.