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Revenue Budget Monitoring Report to December 2018

Report of the Commissioner.


Members considered a report of the Commissioner of Police regarding Revenue Budget Monitoring to December 2018 and the following points were made.


·         The Commissioner noted that work to implement planned mitigations of £3.1 was continuing. The Treasurer added that the Authority had provided the Force with an additional £1.9m towards the predicted overspend that nevertheless left a gap of £400,000 that needed to be addressed.


·         In response to a question, the Treasurer confirmed he was confident that the projected grant income would be realised.


·         In response to a comment, the Interim Financial Services Director noted that she was developing a new budget reporting template that would better enable Members to interpret year-to-date budget performance.


·         In response to a question, the Commissioner confirmed that rail travel scheme deductions were made from staff salaries on a monthly basis and not at end of year.


·         In response to a request, the Commissioner agreed to provide Members with a summary of the financial and operational impact of Deferred Weekly Leave (DWL) / Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) and the implications these had on the Medium-Term Financial Plan. The Commissioner noted that the Force was conscious of the operational impact of DWL and it was an operational pressure that was monitored at the Force-level Performance Group with a view to introducing mitigation measures.


·         In response to a question, the Commissioner confirmed that spending on Action Fraud was on track and was expected to remain on budget.


RESOLVED, that the report be received.

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