Decision details

Budget Outturn 2021/22

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes



That the Cabinet:

1.     Note the budget position and treasury management update as at March 2022 (Month 12) as outlined in Part A of this report.

2.     Approve the financial recommendations set out in Part B of this report set out below:

a)    Approve acceptance of gift funding in relation to a Planning Performance Agreement in accordance with the provisions of Section 93 of the Local Government Act 2003 for;

                           I.          Prologis DC7.5 - £17,500

                         II.          1 The Square - £20,000

                       III.          Compass Centre - £67,000

                      IV.          Squirrels Trading Estate - £40,000

                        V.          COMAG - £32,000

b)    Approve the proposed fees and charges for the Council’s 2022 FIESTA Summer Holiday provision for young people outlined below.

c)    Accept HS2 Amenity Fund £313k grant for improvements to mitigate the impacts of the HS2 project in areas affected by the construction works.

d)     Approve a contribution of £25k to the Mayor’s Charity from revenue generated from sales of resident deposits at textile banks within the authority.

e)     Approve a total £237.5k allocation facilitating future roll-out of the successful Ward Budget initiative.


Reasons for decision


Cabinet was informed of the outturn revenue, capital and treasury position from the previous financial year 2021/22. Cabinet noted the net in-year underspend of £618k on normal activities, and the legacy Covid-19 costs which were fully funded by Government.


The Cabinet Member for Finance updated Cabinet on the achievement of the savings target over the year, the good progress towards the elimination of the deficit in the Dedicated Schools Budget and the planned re-phasing of the capital programme. The Cabinet Member noted a solid financial performance in challenging conditions over the year and expressed his thanks to the Council’s Finance Team.


Cabinet made a number of  other financial related decisions including acceptance of a HS2 amenity fund grant and the allocation of funding towards the successful Ward Budget Initiative.


The Leader of the Council welcomed the underspend and savings achieved and how this should give confidence to residents in how the Council manages its finance.


Alternative options considered and rejected




Relevant Select Committee

Finance & Corporate Services

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

Decision 2 (a-e) are for call-in only and by 5pm, Friday 24 June 2022

Officer(s) to action

Andy Evans






The report and any background papers relating to this decision by the Cabinet are available to view on the Council's website or by visiting the Civic Centre, Uxbridge.



Publication date: 17/06/2022

Date of decision: 16/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 16/06/2022 - CABINET

Effective from: 25/06/2022

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