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Agenda Item No. 9

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources): 16th September 2014

 

Report of the Managing Director

 

Capital Monitoring Report for the Period 1st April to 31st July 2014

 

Purpose of the Report

To advise Scrutiny Committee of the progress on the 2014/15 Capital Programme for the period 1st April 2014 to 31st July 2014.

Recommendation

It is recommended that Committee note the position with regard to the 2014/15 Capital Programme.

Reason for the Recommendation

To allow Members to be aware of progress on the Capital Programme.

Background

1.         Council on the 5th March 2014 minute no 883 approved the Capital Programme for 2014/15 onwards.

Relevant Issues and Options

2.         Appendix 1 details financial progress on the Capital Programme as at 31st July 2014.

3.         For all schemes where it is evident that the full year's budget will not be spent during the year, the relevant officers are required to provide an explanation for the shortfall and this shall be taken to the earliest available Cabinet.

Visible and Housing Services

4.         The Housing Improvement Programme budget was agreed by Cabinet on 24th February 2014, minute number C2211.  Recommendation 2 stated that “T H A T the Director of Resources, in consultation with the Cabinet Member responsible for Finance, be given delegated authority to make additions, deletions or transfers to or from the 2014/15 to 2018/19 Housing Capital Programme as appropriate".  In order to update the programme of works for the year, a delegated authority was approved during August 2014 and the budgets shown in Appendix 1 reflect these changes.

Development Services

5.         S106 Schemes - Emergency powers have been used to approve the inclusion of s106 monies into the Capital Programme as follows:

The Herberts                               £13,618

20mph Zone Llandough              £20,000

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment and Climate Change if appropriate)

6.         There are no direct financial implications of this report. 

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

7.         There are no legal implications.

Crime and Disorder Implications

8.         There are no crime and disorder implications.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

9.         There are no equal opportunity implications.

Corporate/Service Objectives

10.      Effective monitoring assists in the provision of accurate and timely information to officers and Members and in particular allows services to better manage their resources.

Policy Framework and Budget

11.      Part of this report should be referred to Council because it is contrary to and not wholly in accordance with the budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

12.      Each Scrutiny Committee will receive a monitoring report on their respective areas. This report does not require Ward Member consultation.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

13.      All.

Background Papers

None.

Contact Officer

Carolyn Michael, Operational Manager Accountancy

Officers Consulted

The Directors of Resources, Social Services, Development Services, Visible Services and Housing, and Learning and Skills.

Responsible Officer:

Sian Davies, Managing Director

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