Decision details

BCP Council Finance Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an update for the council's outturn 2019/20, budget 2020/21 and medium term financial plan,


RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

a)            Note the contents of the report and that a further report is scheduled for June Cabinet outlining the progress made in establishing and managing the financial impact of Covid-19;

b)           Request that the annual budget for 2020/21 is reviewed and an early budget monitoring report is brought forward to Cabinet in June; and

c)            Request that the Corporate Director for Resources brings forward a report outlining the Council’s transformation programme to June Cabinet. 

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Finance


The Covid-19 pandemic has a very significant impact on the council’s finances beyond that currently expected to be supported by central government. Early action has been taken to limit expenditure where possible. Further actions are now needed. There is the prospect of measures to maintain social distancing

continuing for some time with venues remaining closed during periods when higher income levels are normally generated. There is also no certainty that there will not be further periods of disruption related to the outbreak this financial year or in future. The council’s response in maintaining services during the pandemic may also have consequences for the transformation agenda which should be refreshed to take account of the latest developments.

Report author: Nicola Webb

Publication date: 29/05/2020

Date of decision: 27/05/2020

Decided at meeting: 27/05/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/06/2020

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