On 19th July 2017, the Council’s Executive received the 1st quarterly capital monitoring report for 2017/18 and agreed a revised Capital Programme for the four year period 2017/18 to 2020/21.
The Committee considered the changes to the Capital Programme for the Education, Children and Families Portfolio which included an increase of £2,597,000 to the Basic Need scheme for use in SEND capital provision, and the transfer of £776,000 from the uncommitted balance of Section 106 receipts from developers. There was also an increase of £31,000 to support delivery of the 30 Hours Funded Childcare IT Solution scheme. A net underspend totalling £3,428,000 that was mainly as a result of the S106 Education unallocated balance for 2016/17 had been rephrased into 2017/18. Schemes totalling £5m had also been re-phased from 2017/18 to 2018/19 to reflect revised estimates of when expenditure on Education schemes was likely to be incurred.
The Head of ECHS Finance reported that he did not have any information in relation to the current provision of 30 hours funded childcare. It had been difficult to encourage providers to offer the provision due to the funding provided by Government. The Head of ECHS agreed to report back to Members with up-to-date information following the meeting.
RESOLVED that the Portfolio Holder be recommended to confirm the revised Capital Programme agreed by the Council’s Executive on 19th July 2017.