To consider a report of the Head of Finance & Performance( report to follow)
The Acting S151 Officer and Head of Finance and Procurement presented the item to the committee, which covered the council’s 2018/19 financial outturn as well as an overall review of performance.
Members asked questions and made comments in relation to;
The committee was advised that officers would provide the additional information requested by members and also provide more thorough, detailed responses to some of the members’ questions outside of the meeting.
1 That the report and supporting appendices be noted.
2 That Cabinet be asked to consider the following comments and recommendations raised by the committee:
a) That Cabinet ensures that pragmatic actions are taken to resolve unexpected financial pressures that may impact on the Council’s approved budget for 2019/20.
b) That the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee be involved in any consultation process undertaken for new, proposed ways that the Council may implement the New Homes Bonus (Phase 2).
c) That consideration be given to the air quality and pollution implications arising from motor traffic and highways, as part of any environmental improvement strategies.
d) That the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee be kept informed of any review undertaken of, or modification to, the Medium Term Financial Strategy Reserve (or central contingency.)