planning-background.jpg

Agenda item

Outturn Report (A.137/22/PN)

Minutes:

The Chief Financial Officer introduced the outturn report for the 2019/2020 financial year, the final year of the four year National Park Grant commitment confirmed in 2016.  It was noted that some income targets for the year had not been reached due to the impact of poor weather during 2019.  Adjustments had been made to the end of year figures to take into account the impact of closures due to Covid-19 and adjustments had been made to the budget for 2020/21.  No specific assistance was expected from Defra to deal with the impact of Covid-19 on budgets and a recommendation was made in the report to set up a Covid Emergency Reserve to cover income gaps.

 

Further consideration would be given to the likely cost to the Authority during the first and second quarters of the financial year to enable a more accurate calculation of costs and which reserves would be needed to cover the losses.

 

Clarification was provided on cycle hire centres under performance due to work on merging management roles resulting in an increase in the use of casual staff and a loss of income due to wet weather.

 

The Director of Corporate Strategy & Development and the Chief Financial Officer provided clarification on large variances shown in Appendix B of the report.

 

Variances on the South West Peak Project were due to the nature of the funding for the project.

 

The Head of Policy & Communities confirmed that funding received for brown field sites was a set amount for all local authorities to be used for community initiatives and development.

 

The Chair requested that Members received regular updates on the budget and the impact of the Covid-19 Emergency.

 

The recommendation as set out in the report was moved, seconded, voted on and carried.

 

RESOLVED:

 

  1. That the outturn be noted, and the slippage requests and specific reserve appropriations shown in Appendix C of the report be approved.

 

 

The meeting adjourned for a short break at 11.05 and reconvened at 11.15.

 

Supporting documents: