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Estimated Surplus/ (Deficit) on the Collection Fund 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the Council’s Collection Fund position and to allow the appropriate transfers to the general or collection fund to clear surplus or deficit.




(1)          an overall net estimated surplus of £2.638m on the Collection Fund as at 31 March 2020, which included a surplus of £2.510m on Council Tax (Harrow share £2.059m) and a surplus of £0.128m on Business Rates (Harrow share £0.61m) be noted; 


(2)          Harrow’s share of £2.120m be agreed and this be transferred to the General Fund in 2020-21.


Reason for Decision:  To report to Cabinet on the Council’s statutory obligation to estimate the surplus or (deficit) on the Collection Fund for the year end.  Approval to the recommendations set out is a major part of the annual budget review process.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Charlie Stewart

Publication date: 10/01/2020

Date of decision: 09/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 09/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/01/2020

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