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FOI 11217

Finance and Funding

Request

Please provide the financial indicators for the term of Conservative administrative control in any recorded form, and for any years when they were not in control as fair comparison.

Do any documents point to the involvement of DCLG (Eric Pickles) funding cuts? Please supply these if any.

Response

Are the rumours that Brentwood Borough Council is near to bankruptcy true?
Brentwood Borough Council’s current financial position is set out in its budget book – see link below:

http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/pdf/21052015161152u.pdf

Please provide the financial indicators for the term of Conservative administrative control in any recorded form, and for any years when they were not in control as fair comparison.
The Council produces an outturn report which is presented to Members every year and a statement of accounts which is subject to external audit.  Both are made publically available (links to minutes and to SoAs)

http://brentwood.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=359&MId=1745&Ver=4

http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/pdf/30062015151644u.pdf

Do any documents point to the involvement of DCLG (Eric Pickles) funding cuts? Please supply these if any.
The impact of funding cuts are reported as part of the budget setting reports that are presented to Members (Link to Committee minutes)

http://brentwood.moderngov.co.uk/mgChooseDocPack.aspx?ID=1633