Report of Director of Resources enclosed.
The Director of Resources submitted a report for information on the overall position for the current financial year for the half year position up to the end of September 2021.
There is an overall net underspend to the end of September 2021 of £1,148,776. However, this is skewed by income and expenditure on covid response cost centres, where the variance will resolve itself as the year progresses. When the variances for the usual service cost centres are examined, there is a net underspend of £188,131.
It was pleasing to report that the refuse collection vehicle repair and maintenance costs have returned to be closer to budgeted costs.