The Committee considered the council’s overall performance and financial position for the period ended 30 June (“First Quarter”).
The projected outturn for the General Fund for 2020/21 is an overspend of £459,580 which was due to a number of service areas having projected overspends mainly due to the Covid 19 pandemic. It was noted that the projected overspend on the General Fund had taken account of received and projected government funding, including an estimation from income compensation. It was noted that the sundry debts had increased.
Reference was made to the specialist external drain network works undertaken, and it was hoped that the situation had now been resolved, but further updates would be made if required.
Regarding performance,59% of indicators were on track with 49% exceeding target. 44 compliments had been recorded, but members commented that many more compliments had been received direct, particularly around the refuse service, and members asked that their thanks be conveyed to staff.
That the First Quarter 2020/21 financial, procurement and performance position detailed in appendices A, B and C and summarised at paragraph 3.3 of the covering report be noted.