PKC­won’tspend en­tire­bud­get

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil an­tic­i­pates it won’t spend al­most £2.4 mil­lion of its last rev­enue bud­get, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est re­port by its fi­nance chiefs.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity’s lat­est 2017/18 rev­enue bud­get mon­i­tor­ing re­port, writ­ten by its chief ac­coun­tant, Scott Walker, says three of its four main ser­vices were pro­jected to un­der­spend their al­lot­ted bud­gets by the end of March.

The coun­cil’s ed­u­ca­tion and chil­dren’s ser­vices depart­ment was ex­pected not to spend around £1.33 mil­lion of its near £160 mil­lion bud­get while its hous­ing depart­ment was sim­i­larly ex­pected not to spend around £817,000 of its near £18.5 mil­lion bud­get.

The coun­cil’s cor­po­rate and demo­cratic ser­vices depart­ment, mean­while, was ex­pected not to spend an­other £266,000 of its near £18 mil­lion bud­get.

With its en­vi­ron­ment ser­vice ex­pected to spend an ex­tra £58,000, the coun­cil an­tic­i­pates its to­tal net pro­jected un­der­spend will be £2.355 mil­lion.

Ac­cord­ing to Mr Walker’s re­port the pro­jected un­der­spend, said to rep­re­sent just 0.88 per cent of the coun­cil’s to­tal net ser­vice ex­pen­di­ture, will be used for other pur­poses in 2018/19.

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