Agenda Item No


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Scrutiny Committee (Housing and Public Protection): 5th September 2012


Joint Report of the Director of Development Services and the Director of Visible Services and Housing


Revenue and Capital Monitoring for the Period 1st April 2012 to 31st July 2012


Purpose of the Report

1.             To bring to the attention of this Scrutiny Committee, the position in respect of revenue and capital expenditure for the period 1st April 2012 to 31st July 2012 regarding those revenue and capital budgets, which form this Committee’s remit.


1.             That the position with regard to the Authority’s 2012/13 Revenue Budget be noted.

Reason for the Recommendation

1.             It is recommended that the Scrutiny Committee note the position with regard to the 2012/13 revenue and capital monitoring.


2.             Council on the 7th March 2012 (minute nos. 949, 951 and 950 respectively) approved the Housing Revenue Account, Revenue and Capital Budgets for 2012/13. Reports monitoring expenditure are brought to this Committee on a regular basis.

Relevant Issues and Options

3.             The Revenue Budget and projected outturn for 2012/13 are shown in Appendix 1.

4.             Public Sector Housing (HRA) - The Housing Revenue Account is predicted to outturn on target and there is currently a favourable variance of £123k against the profiled budget.  This variance is made up of an adverse variance on housing repairs of £76k which is offset by favourable variances on Salaries (£63k), Income (£23k), Premises Costs (£24k), Transport (£6k) and other Supplies and Services (£83k).

5.             Private Sector/General Fund Housing & Community Safety - The Housing General Fund is predicted to outturn on target. 

6.             Appendix 2 details financial progress on the Capital Programme as at 31st July 2012.

7.             Members should note that Appendix 2 now includes requests for unspent committed expenditure slipped from 2011/12 into 2012/13, as approved via the Council's Urgency Decision Procedure.

8.             Appendix 3 provides non-financial information on capital construction schemes with a budget of over £100,000.   Where a budget shown in Appendix 2 is more than £100,000 but is made up of several smaller schemes that individually are less than £100,000, the scheme is not included in Appendix 3.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

9.             As detailed in the body of the report.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

10.        There are no direct implications arising from this report.


Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

11.        There are no legal implications.

Crime and Disorder Implications

12.        There are no crime and disorder implications.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

13.        There are no equal opportunity implications.

Corporate/Service Objectives

14.        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

15.        Report is in accordance with the Policy Framework and Budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

16.        The appropriate Chief Officer has been consulted. This report does not require Ward Member consultation.

Background Papers



Contact Officer

Carolyn Michael (Senior Group Accountant) (01446 709778)


Officers Consulted

Director of Development Services

Director of Visible Services and Housing


Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas

Miles Punter