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Cabinet Decision: 14th December 2017
Title of Item/Report
Financial Update & Medium Term Financial Plan
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report presents the financial performance and position at the end of the second quarter of the 2017/18 financial year and updates the Medium Term Financial Plan accordingly.

A table within the report detailed the projected budget outturn position for each directorate in 2017/18, based on information to 30 September 2017. The reasons for any significant movement in variances from the last reported position (in excess of 100,000) were set out for each directorate.

The Capital Programme was attached to the report and summarised in a table within the report.

On 5th December the National Employers for Local Government Services made a final pay offer to the trade unions, covering period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020. The financial implications and impact on the updated MTFP were summarised in an addendum that had been circulated.


1. The Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) and the current level of General Fund balances be noted.

2. The emerging issues for the MTFP be supported including the significant increase in costs to support the Looked After Children to the point that costs were over 20 million per year

3. The revised Capital Programme be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
To update Members on the Medium Term Financial Plan.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 22 December 2017

Date of Publication: 18 December 2017

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