Decision details

Budget Monitoring 2023/24: Report No.1

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report providing a 2023-24 budget monitoring update for General Fund revenue and capital, reflecting the latest forecasts.


Cabinet agreed the following:


1.  The £75k General Fund revenue budget virement as outlined at 3.2 (in the Cabinet report) to the Community Safety budget to facilitate the continued provision of showers, toilets and utilities for the traveller community currently located on land at Ramsgate Port and to fund associated legal costs, to be funded from a corresponding reduction in the corporate contingency budget;


2.  To note the re-profiling of the revenue budgets pertaining to UKSPF as indicated at 4.1 to the Cabinet report and AGREE to reserve the right to vary 24/25 in consultation with the Portfolio Holder if and when requirements change;


3.  The capital programme budget adjustments, numbered i to ix inclusive, as set out in section 7.4 and Annex 1 to the Cabinet report.

Reasons for the decision:

1.  Virements over £50k require cabinet approval.

2.  Delays to the announcement of the funding meant that year one funding and delivery was rolled into year two, with central government supporting the rollover of the funding for local authorities. The spend and activity to be delivered has been reviewed and the funding to be agreed has been reprofiled. 

3.  Overview and approval of the updated capital programme is required as part of robust financial management.

Alternative options considered:


Report author: Chris Blundell

Publication date: 03/10/2023

Date of decision: 21/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/10/2023

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