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Decision details

Council General Fund Monitoring 2016/17

Decision Maker: Finance, Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(i)         to note the financial position contained within the report (CG/16/133) and instructs the Head of Finance to bring his influence to bear on all material decisions within all directorates to ensure directorates meet their agreed budget position adopted by Council in February 2016;

(ii)        approve the amendment to the guarantee as stated in Appendix D (confidential paper);

(iii)       note the decision by the Scottish Government to set up the Attainment Scotland Fund, and agrees with the Scottish Parliament, that the SNP Scottish Government’s decision to collect Aberdeen City Council Tax payers’ money and redistribute Aberdeen City Council tax payers’ money in the Central Belt and beyond undermines the principal of local accountability and autonomy;

(iv)       note the Audit Commission report prepared by Audit Scotland Local Government in Scotland Financial Overview 2015/16 confirming Aberdeen as the lowest funded council in Scotland;

(v)        instruct officers to fund permanent floodlights at Mile End School from the underspend on the Unitary Charge paid from the 3Rs schools budget this financial year and to look at all other 3R schools; and

(vi)       that officers provide further details to Councillor Nicoll in relation to additional consultant fees regarding the Design Team I.T upgrade in Communities, Housing and Infrastructure service.

Publication date: 12/12/2016

Date of decision: 01/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 01/12/2016 - Finance, Policy and Resources Committee

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