West Berkshire Council

Agenda item

2018/19 Dedicated Schools Grant: End of Year Outturn Report (Melanie Ellis)


Melanie Ellis introduced the report (Agenda Item 8), which aimed to report on the outturn of the services funded by the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), highlighting any under or overspends, and to highlight the reserves deficit at 31st March 2019.

At year end, overall DSG funding received was £115k less than  budgeted, but expenditure was underspent by £479k resulting in a deficit reserve of £100k.

The report highlighted each of the funding blocks and section 5.3 of the report outlined that approval was sought so that de-delegated surplus balances could be used to support future budgets.

Melanie Ellis reported that the High Needs Block (HNB) was detailed under section eight of the report, which showed a deficit reserve of £521k. This area was the main area of concern.

Catie Colston proposed that the de-delegated reserves be used to support future budgets and this was seconded by Chris Prosser. At the vote the motion was carried.

RESOLVED that the recommendation set out in section 2.1 of the report was approved by the Schools’ Forum.


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