Decision details

Financial Health Monitoring 2017/18 - Month 2 (May 2017)

Reference: D44546

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Following the approval of the Council’s 2017/18 revenue budget the Council has been notified of the receipt of additional Homelessness Support Grant for 2017/18. In 2017/18 £1,636k is receivable and this is required to be injected into Resources and Housing’s revenue budget.



The Chief Officer (Financial Services) submitted a report presenting the Council’s projected financial health position for 2017/18, as at month 2. The report reviewed the position of the budget and highlighted any potential key risks and variations after the first two months of the financial year.


The Board highlighted the importance of the transparent approach which was being taken towards the presentation of budgetary information, and discussed how the presentation of such information could help to identify where specific budgetary pressures existed.



(a)  That the projected financial position of the authority, as detailed within the submitted report, be noted;


(b)  That the injection of £14.702m of additional Better Care funding into the Adults and Health 2017/18 revenue budget, be approved, with the proposals in respect of the use of the grant being submitted to a forthcoming Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board, and subsequently reported to a future Executive Board. With it also being noted that the Director of Adults and Health has the responsibility for the implementation of the decision;


(c)  That the injection of £1.636m of Flexible Homelessness Grant into the Resources and Housing 2017/18 revenue budget, be approved, with it being noted that the Director of Resources and Housing is responsible for implementing decisions as to the use of the grant.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Portfolio Holder: Councillor James Lewis

Other reasons / organisations consulted

This is a factual report and is not subject to consultation.


Not applicable

Contact: Doug Meeson, Chief Officer - Financial Services 0113 3788540 Email:

Publication date: 27/06/2017

Date of decision: 21/06/2017

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2017 - Executive Board

Effective from: 01/07/2017

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