The Executive Member for Culture and Communities submitted a report, the purpose of which was to update Members on the outturn for the 2017/18 revenue budget for Teesside Archives, and seek approval for the proposed budget for 2018/19.
A copy of the budget forecast was shown at Appendix 1 of the report, and the 2017/18 outturn was shown at Appendix 2.
A discussion ensued regarding the financial arrangements/ contributions from the different Authorities to the Archive Service. The Committee was of the view that the current arrangements should remain in place.
In response to an enquiry regarding income streams available to the Archives Service, it was confirmed that income was generated from various sources including research charges.
A query was also raised regarding the income target of £7,200 for the financial year 2018/19, and whether or not this was achievable. It was felt that, whilst challenging, the target was achievable as a number of initiatives, including digitisation of catalogues, were being implemented.
No other options were considered as they were not applicable to the report.
That the 2018/19 budget be approved.
The decision was supported by reasons outlined in the report.