The Library Services Officer presented a report to update Members on the projected outturn of the 2013-2014 revenue budget for Teesside Archives and seek approval for the proposed budget for 2014-2015.
Appendix One to the submitted report detailed the revenue expenditure for Teesside Archives to 31 December 2013 and the projected outturn to 31 March 2014. There had been an under-spend on the staffing budget due to a number of staff vacancies within the Archives Service.
In November 2013, the Learning and Access Officer post became vacant and one of the Archives Assistants took voluntary redundancy. Recruitment to these posts was underway.
Any amendments to the final outturn figures, due to the underspend, would be reflected in the final quarter four invoices for each authority.
Appendix Two to the submitted report detailed the projected budget for 2014-2015. There was an overall 0.5% increase on the budget due to the 1% pay rise on the salaries budget implemented in 2013-2014 and the increase in rent paid to the local authorities as part of the custodian property arrangement. This percentage increase would be reflected in the quarterly invoices for 2014-2015.
The contributions from each authority for 2014-2015 would reflect the population percentage based on the mid-year estimates for 2012.
ORDERED as follows:
1. That the expenditure on the 2013-2014 budget and projected final outturn be noted.
2. That the proposed budget for 2014-2015 be approved.
3. Any underspend at the 2013-2014 year end would be deducted from each Authority's invoice for 2014-2015.
The decisions were supported by the following reason:
To enable the budget for 2014-2015 to be set.