The Lead Finance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated. He advised that the purpose of the report was for Members to consider and approve Council’s Quarter 3 financial outturn and position at 31st December 2019.
Councillor Cooper welcomed the positive response received from the Finance Minister regarding a meeting to discuss the Rates Support Grant. He acknowledged that five of the other affected Councils had also expressed a willingness to be involved in this process. He stated that there was a clear line of attack in terms of the joint approach being adopted and looked forward to this being progressed.
Recommended that approval be granted to the 9-month financial position and note the surplus of £214k generated for the first 9 months of the 2019/2020 financial year.