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Meeting Details

Budget and Resources Scrutiny Committee
17 Jul 2018 - 19:15 to 21:23
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Officers in Attendance
  • Declarations of Interests



1. Welcome and Introductions
The Chair to welcome Members, officers and the public to the meeting and introduce Members and officers who are present.
2. Apologies
To receive any apologies of absence.
3. Disclosures of Interest

Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests, or personal interests (including other pecuniary interests) they may have in the business to be transacted, and officers to disclose any interests they may have in any contract to be considered.

4. pdf Minutes (221Kb)
To approve, and the Chair to sign as a correct record, the Minutes of the meetings of the Budget Scrutiny Committee held on 13 March 2018 (Item 4[a]) and the Budget and Resources Scrutiny Committee held on 16 May 2018 (Item 4[b]).

(a) To review the Terms of Reference for the Budget and Resources Scrutiny Committee, and, if necessary, suggest any changes for consideration by the Scrutiny Management Committee (Item 5).


(b) To appoint all members of the Committee to the Budget and Resources Scrutiny Committee Call-in Sub-Committee for the Council year 2018/19, from which 5 members (2:2:1) will form the Sub-Committee for any particular meeting in line with the overall proportionality of members on the Council.


The Committee’s Terms of Reference provide that the Sub-Committee will review decisions of Cabinet, individual Cabinet members or officer key decisions which have been called-in, as referred by the Scrutiny Management Committee in accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules.

To scrutinise, comment on and if appropriate, make recommendations to Cabinet, on the 2017/18 Budget Outturn position for the General Fund, Housing Revenue Account, Dedicated Schools Grant and Capital Programme which was reported to Cabinet on 5 June 2018. 



The following items are attached: 

Item 6[a] Budget Outturn Report for 2017/18

Item 6[b] Annex A: Forecasted Reserves Position 

Item 6[c] Annex B: Summary of Budget Virements 

Item 6[d] Annex C: Undeliverable Savings 

Item 6[e](i) Annex D: Capital Programme Summary 

Item 6[e](ii) Annex D: Capital Programme Outturn Report

Item 6[f] Annex E: Debt Collection Performance 


The Committee may wish to consider whether there are any lessons to be learned from the overall outturn report on the 2017/18 budget or warning signs about the various budgets for 2018/19 and advise Cabinet or Council accordingly.

To scrutinise, comment on and if appropriate, make recommendations to Cabinet, on the 2017/18 Annual Treasury Management Report (Item 7) which was reported to Cabinet on 5 June 2018.


The Council is required by regulations issued under the Local Government Act 2003 to produce an annual treasury management review of activities and the actual prudential and treasury indicators for the preceding year. 


The attached report meets the requirements of both the CIPFA Code of Practice on Treasury Management (the Code) and the CIPFA Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities (the Prudential Code). 

8. ERP Financial Management System Briefing
To receive a briefing on the implementation of the ERP financial management system, including current problems, how these are being addressed and what the long term benefits for the Council will be.
A Work Programme for 2018/19 (Item 9) has been prepared by the Committee’s Planning Group and is included for information.  The Work Programme was ratified by the Scrutiny Management Committee at its meeting on 12 June and is included as Item 9. 

Additional Meeting Documents


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending ApologySubstituted By
Councillor Shammi Akter  
NameReason for AbsenceSubstituted By
Councillor Peter Geary  

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

Officers in Attendance

Also in attendance at the above meeting were:

Cllr P Marland


S Richardson (Service Director for Finance and Resources)

A Rulton (Strategic Finance Business Partner)

P Simpson (Corporate Director - Resources and Commercial Development

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