Decision details

Decision Maker: WMCA Board

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

(1)      The consolidated revenue budget monitoring position as at 30 November 2020 was noted.

 

(2)      The draft WMCA consolidated revenue budget was approved for consultation, which included:

 

(a)      the budget requirement for transport delivery 2021/22 comprising three elements:

 

(i)       £114.7m a year to be funded from the existing transport levy mechanism;

 

(ii)       £3.9m to be funded from grant awarded by the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee; and

 

(iii)      a transfer from earmarked reserves of £3.9m.

 

(b)      the WMCA Delivery budget requirement for 2021/22 of £141.9m comprising of five elements:

 

(i)       £129.7m Adult Education spending to be funded from Adult Education Budget funding devolved by the Department for Education.

 

(ii)       £5.1m to be funded from other devolution deal grants.

 

(iii)      £4.6m to be funded from Constituent Authority fees (fees to remain at the same level as 2020/21).

 

(iv)      £0.4m to be funded from Non-Constituent Authority and observer fees (fees to remain at the same level as 2020/21).

 

(v)      £2.1m to be funded from other income, including a £1.2m use of reserves created from WMCA’s share of 2020/21 Business Rates.

 

(3)      The inherent risks included within 2021/22 Budget assumptions were noted.

 

(4)      The Mayoral Office budget for 2021/22 of £0.8m, to be funded from additional Mayoral capacity funding of £0.8m, was approved for consultation and scrutiny.

 

(5)      It was noted that there would be no mayoral precept during 2021/22.

 

(6)      The WMCA’s indicative 5 year Medium Term Financial Plan was noted.

 

(7)      It was noted that a full Strategic Plan would be completed following the 2021 Mayoral election, to inform the annual Medium Term Financial Planning exercise to be completed in 2021/22.

 

(8)      The draft Capital Programme was approved.

 

(9)      The planned spend on the Investment Programme over the year period was noted.

 

(10)    The matters identified by Overview & Scrutiny Committee that arose out of the Mayoral Q&A on 11 December 2020 were noted.

Publication date: 15/01/2021

Date of decision: 15/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/01/2021 - WMCA Board

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