Decision details

Delivery of Southend 2050 Outcomes and Priorities - Annual Report and Provisional Resources Outturn 2020/21

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Directors (Finance and Resources and Transformation) presenting the Southend 2050 Outcomes and Priorities Annual Report for 2020/21 and the provisional resources outturn for 2020/21.




1.             That the achievements, successes and challenges brought to life within the Annual Report 2020/21 (Section 4 and Appendix 1 to the submitted report), be noted.




2.             That the provisional 2020/21 revenue outturn position for both the General Fund (Section 5 of the report) and Housing Revenue Account (HRA) (Section 6 of the report), be noted and that  the agreement of any final adjustments and the transfer of the actual final General Fund outturn position to the Business Transformation Reserve (Section 5.4 of the report) following the completion and audit of the Statement of Accounts be delegated to the Executive Director (Finance and Resources).


3.             That the appropriation of revenue funds to and (from) earmarked reserves, as set out in Section 5.17 to 5.23 (General Fund) and Section 6.7 of the report (HRA), be approved.


4.             That the potential revenue impact of the 2020/21 outturn on the 2021/22 General Fund budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy (Section 5.24 – 5.38 of the report), be noted.


5.             That it be noted that the expenditure on the capital investment programme for 2020/21 totalled £66.085m against a revised budget of £71.936m (Sections 7.4 and 7.7 of the report).


6.             That the relevant budget carry forwards and accelerated delivery requests totalling a net £6.160m moving into 2021/22 and future years, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report, be approved.


7.             That the virements, reprofiles, additions, deletions, transfers and new external funding for schemes, as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report be approved and that it be noted that this will result in an amended Capital Investment Programme deliverable by the Council of £151.529m for the period 2021/22 to 2025/26, as detailed in Appendix 3 to the report.


8.             That it be noted that the requested changes, as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report, will result in an amended Capital Investment Programme deliverable by South Essex Homes Limited and Porters Place Southend-on-Sea LLP of £64.509m, as detailed in Appendix 3 to the report.


9.             That the content of the Infrastructure Funding Statement 2020/21 (included in Appendix 4 to the report), be noted and that the Main Fund receipts from reported year 2020/21 and previous reported years be carried forward, until the CIL Governance Framework and spending plans are reviewed later this year.


10.          That authority be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director for Growth and Housing (in consultation with Ward Members and the Cabinet Member for Environment, Culture, Tourism and Planning) to agree how the Ward Neighbourhood Allocations received up until 31 March 2021 (excluding allocation to Leigh Town Council) are to be spent.


11.          That the procurement for Parking Enforcement and Operations for 2021/22 as set out in Section 9 of the report (£1m+ contract value), be approved.


Reasons for decision:


To provide Cabinet with the final revenue and capital outturn position for 2020/21 and as part of the year end processes, to approve any appropriations to or from earmarked reserves and to approve capital budget carry forwards, accelerated delivery requests and in year amendments to the current approved programme.


Other options:




Note: The decision in 1 above constitutes an Executive Function.  The decisions in 2-11 above constitute a Council Function.


Eligible for call-in to: All three Scrutiny Committees

Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert

Report author: Joe Chesterton

Publication date: 18/06/2021

Date of decision: 15/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/06/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/06/2021

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