Issue details

Quarter 1 Budget and Performance Report

To review performance for Quarter 1 2020/21 and the budget forecast.


To provide assurance that progress has being made towards achievement of the agreed revenue budget and service delivery targets, and that the reasons for major variances or potential under-performance are understood and are being addressed to the cabinet’s satisfaction. 


The 2020/21 forecast outturn is a £15,919k overspend as at the end of June 2020, however the council has been allocated COVID-19 grants of £11,878k from Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Leading to a forecast net overspend of £4,041k. It is important to note that this forecast is predicated on no further significant expenditure on COVID-19 matters.


The proportion of performance measures showing an improvement, or remaining the same compared to the same period last year is 74%; this is an improvement on the same period last year. At the end of the quarter, 49% of actions from the delivery plan are identified as complete or had progressed within planned timescales.  

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/07/2020

Decision due: 24 September 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Lead director: Assistant director Corporate Support

Department: Corporate Support Centre

Contact: Paul Harris, Head of Corporate Performance Email: Tel: 01432 383675.


Agenda items


  • Quarter 1 Budget and Performance Report