Appendix 1


First Quarter Financial Update 2021/22
Policy & Resources Committee
15th September 2021
Lead Officer:  Mark Green
Report Authors: Ellie Dunnet/Paul Holland





Part A: Executive Summary & Overview                                     Page 2

Part B: First Quarter Revenue Budget 2021/22      

B1)    Revenue Budget: Council                                                      Page 6 

B2)    Revenue Budget: Policy & Resources (PRC)                             Page 7 

B3)    PRC Revenue Budget: Significant Variances                            Page 9

B4)    Other Revenue Budgets: Significant Variances                          Page 10

B5)    Virements                                                                          Page 13

Part C: First Quarter Capital Budget 2021/22     

C1)    Capital Budget: Council                                                        Page 15

C2)    Capital Budget: Policy & Resources (PRC)                                Page 15

C3)    Capital Budget Variances                                                     Page 17

Part D: First Quarter Local Tax Collection 2021/22     

D1)    Collection Fund                                                                   Page 20

D2)    Collection Rates                                                                  Page 20    

D3)    Business Rates Retention (BRR)                                            Page 21

Part E: Reserves & Balances 2021/22 

E1)    Reserves & Balances                                                           Page 23

Part F: Treasury Management 2021/22          

F1)     Introduction                                                                       Page 25

F2)     Economic Headlines                                                            Page 25    

F3)     Council Investments                                                            Page 25

F4)     Council Borrowing                                                               Page 26

Part G: Maidstone Property Holdings      

G1)    Maidstone Property Holdings Ltd. (MPH)                                 Page 28    

G2)    MPH Headlines                                                                    Page 28


Part Aart A




Executive Summary & Overview


This report provides members with the financial position as at 30 June 2021, covering activity for both the Council as a whole and this committee’s revenue and capital accounts for the first quarter of 2021/22.

Members will be aware of the significant uncertainty in the 2021/22 budget estimates arising from the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, both in relation to demands on the Council to respond and the speed of local economic recovery.  Financial support from central government received during 2020/21 continues to support specific activities, and the unringfenced Covid-19 grant of £860,000 will be used to support recovery and renewal activities.

In addition, the Council will shortly be applying for the final round of funding under the government’s sales, fees and charges compensation scheme covering income losses between April – June 2021 measured against the 2020/21 income budget.  This is expected to be the final allocation of unringfenced Covid-19 funding from central government.

The first quarter monitoring report provides the forecast year end position for revenue and capital and updates the Committee on a range of other inter-related financial matters including Local Tax Collection, Reserves and Balances, Treasury Management and Maidstone Property Holdings.

The headlines for Quarter 1 are as follows:

Part B:   Revenue Budget – Q1 2021/22

·         At the Quarter 1 stage, the Council has incurred net expenditure of £0.007m against a profiled budget of £1.634m, representing an underspend of £1.627m.

·         For the services reporting directly to PRC, net expenditure of -£0.233m has been incurred against a profiled budget of £0.749m, representing an underspend of £0.982m. The large underspends for the year to date arise mainly from timing differences, principally receipt of government grants which have not yet been spent.  The projected out-turn for the Council for the year as a whole as at the end of Quarter 1 is an underspend of £0.144m.

Part C:   Capital Budget – Q1 2021/22

·         At the Quarter 1 stage, the Council has incurred overall expenditure of £3.794m against a budget allocation within the Capital Programme of £54.600m.

·         Expenditure for services reporting directly to PRC of £1.507m has been incurred against the budget of £22.850m.

Part D:   Local Tax Collection 2021/22

·         Adjusted target collection rates have been met for Council Tax but missed for Business Rates. 


·         It is anticipated that the Council will retain £0.35m through the Kent Business Rates Pool in 2021/22.

Part E:   Reserves & Balances 2021/22

·         The unallocated balance on the General Fund at 1 April 2021 was £9.2m. It is anticipated that balances will remain above the minimum level set by Council.


Part F:   Treasury Management 2021/22

·         The Council held short-term investments of £16.16m and had £11.0m in outstanding borrowing as at 31st March 2021.


Part G:   Maidstone Property Holdings Ltd. (MPH)

·         MPH net rental income for the first quarter of 2021/22 was £78,820.  Rent arrears as at 30 June totalled £10,928.

Part B
First Quarter Revenue Budget 2021/22

B1)  Revenue Budget: Council

B1.1  At the Quarter 1 stage, the Council has incurred net expenditure of £0.007m against a profiled budget of £1.634m, representing an underspend of £1.627m.

B1.2  Tables 1, 2 and 3 below provide further insight into the Council’s income and expenditure position for Quarter 1 2021/22 by providing alternative analyses: by Committee, Priority and Subjective Heading.

Table 1: Net Expenditure 2021/22 (@ 1st Quarter): Analysis by COMMITTEE

Table 2: Net Expenditure 2021/22 (@ 1st Quarter): Analysis by PRIORITY

Table 3: Net Expenditure 2021/22 (@ 1st Quarter): Analysis by SUBJECTIVE SPEND


B2)  Revenue Budget: Policy & Resources (PRC)

B2.1  Table 4 below provides a detailed summary of the budgeted net expenditure position for the services reporting directly into PRC at the end of Quarter 1. The financial figures are presented on an accruals basis (i.e. expenditure for goods and services received, but not yet paid for, is included). 

Table 4: PRC Revenue Budget: NET EXPENDITURE (@ 1st Quarter 2021/22)


B2.2  The table shows that, at the Quarter 1 stage, for the services reporting directly to PRC, net expenditure of -£0.233m has been incurred against an annual budget of £0.749m, representing an underspend of £0.982m. The large underspends for the year to date arise mainly from timing differences, principally receipt of government grants which have not yet been spent.  The projected out-turn for the Council for the year as a whole as at the end of Quarter 1 is an underspend of £0.144m.

B3)  PRC Revenue Budget: Significant Variances

B3.1  Within the headline figures, there are a number of both adverse and favourable net expenditure variances for individual cost centres. It is important that the implications of variances are considered at an early stage, so that contingency plans can be put in place and, if necessary, be used to inform future financial planning.  Variances will be reported to each of the service committees on a quarterly basis throughout 2021/22.

B3.2  Table 5 below highlights and provides further detail on the most significant variances at the end of Quarter 1.



















Table 5: PRC Variances (@ 1st Quarter 2021/22)


Positive Variance





Year End Forecast Variance

Policy & Resources Committee


Contingency   - The various grants received for Covid-19 are held in this budget, and it is anticipated that they will be utilised over the remainder of the year.




Interest & Investment Income – Interest rates continue to be lower than forecast and are projected to stay low for the remainder of the year.




Sundry Corporate Properties – There is an income target of £0.440m in the Medium-Term Financial Strategy from the acquisition of new properties. There have not been any acquisitions yet in the current financial year but this position is expected to change.




Lockmeadow Complex – There are still vacant units in the complex. There will be adjustments to the budget when the new food hall is operational.




Rent Allowances & Rent Rebates - The variances are due to the rent allowances/rebates awarded and the income received from the government. These are an estimated cost until the year-end subsidy claim is submitted.




Maidstone House – This variance reflects additional income received from the sub-letting of the 4th floor.





B4)  Other Revenue Budgets: Significant Variances

B4.1  Tables 6, 7 and 8 below highlight and provide further detail on the most significant variances.










Table 6: SPI Variances (@ 1st Quarter 2021/22)


Positive Variance





Year End Forecast Variance

Strategic Planning & Infrastructure Committee






Building Regulations Chargeable – The budget figure was reduced by 10% for this year, and income has been higher than expected so far, and is forecast to continue to be for the rest of the year.




Development Control (Majors) – The number of major applications remains low and is not expected to improve significantly for the remainder of the year.




Development Control (Minors) The positive variance is due to a high level of income being generated coupled with the 10% decrease in income budget. The excess in income is due to a substantial increase in principally householder applications.





Local Plan Review


B4.1 The Local Plan Review (LPR) process is an important, high profile and continuous task

undertaken by the Planning Services team. The associated revenue spending profile however

is cyclical and does not fit the conventional 12-month financial planning process for general

revenue expenditure. Instead, spending tends to follow the five-year production period of

each Local Plan with various peaks and troughs over that time period.


B4.2 The LPR process is therefore funded through an annual £200,000 revenue contribution, in

addition to the existing service budget, with any remaining unspent balances at year end

automatically rolled forward into the following financial year. The table below shows the

available revenue resources currently allocated to fund LPR activities, and the spend as at 30th June 2021.


Opening Balance 01/04/2021 (including 2021/22 allocation)

Spending April - June 2021

Forecast Spending July - March 2022

Forecast Spending Balance 31/03/2022










Table 6a, Local Plan Review budget (Q1, 2021/22)






B4.3 The above forecast excludes expenditure on the Town Centre Strategy, which is covered by a separate report to this committee.


B4.4 The residual overspend, currently estimated to be £207,000 will be funded from corporate contingency budgets, as agreed by Policy and Resources Committee on 24 March 2021.


B4.5 In addition to the resources and planned expenditure outlined above, £140,000 was allocated from the 2020/21 underspend for non-spatial planning policy development. This will be overseen by the Interim Local Plan Review Director in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee. Planned expenditure on these activities has not been included within the table above.




Positive Variance





Year End Forecast Variance

Strategic Planning & Infrastructure Committee






Pay & Display Car Parks - The adverse variance is due to a continuing reduction in income. Short Stay car parks are over budget for the 1st quarter, with Long Stay and Lockmeadow under budget. However, Lockmeadow income has recovered significantly in recent weeks, this trend is expected to continue. There is no evidence that long stay income will improve with the continuation of home working. Season ticket income has also been affected with a 50% drop against budget.





Table 7: CHE Variances (@ 1st Quarter 2021/22)


Positive Variance





Year End Forecast Variance

Communities, Housing & Environment Committee


Crematorium – There continues to be a higher than normal level of demand for the service, and memorial sales are also higher than forecast.




Homeless Temporary Accommodation – Costs have reduced due to the increase on the Council’s own properties that were specifically purchased to deal with homeless families. Use has also been made of other Council and Maidstone Property Holdings properties.




Food & Safety Section – A number of Covid-related grants are held in this section that have yet to be spent. These are Test & Trace Support, Compliance & Enforcement and Test & Trace Door Knocking Service.





Table 8: ERL Variances (@ 1st Quarter 2021/22)

There are no significant variances to report for this committee at the end of the first quarter.


B5)  Virements

B5.1  In accordance with the Council’s commitment to transparency and recognised good practice, virements (the transfer of individual budgets between objectives after the overall budget has been agreed by full Council) are reported to the Policy & Resources Committee on a quarterly basis.

B5.2  Virements may be temporary, meaning that there has been a one-off transfer of budget to fund a discrete project or purchase, or permanent, meaning that the base budget has been altered and the change will continue to be reflected in the budget for subsequent years.

B5.3  The virements made in Quarter 1 are presented in Table 9 below. These were all temporary virements.








Table 9: Virements (@ 1st Quarter 2021/22)





Part C
First Quarter Capital Budget 2021/22
























C1)  Capital Budget: Council

C1.1  The overall five-year Capital Programme for 2021/22 to 2025/26 was approved by the Council on 24th February 2021. Some capital funding will now come from prudential borrowing as other sources of funding are not sufficient to cover the costs of the programme, although funding does continue to be available from the New Homes Bonus (NHB).

C1.2  The 2021/22 element of the Capital Programme (including unused resources brought forward from 2020/21) has a revised budget of £54.600m. At the Quarter 1 stage, capital expenditure of £3.794m had been incurred, with budget remaining of £50.762m.

C2)  Capital Budget: Policy & Resources Committee (PRC)

C2.1  Progress towards the delivery of the 2021/22 PRC element of the Capital Programme at the Quarter 1 stage is presented in Table 10 below.

C2.2  At the Quarter 1 stage, expenditure of £1.507m has been incurred against an adjusted budget of £22.850m million for PRC. This leaves a remaining budget of £21.343m.


















Table 10:   Capital Expenditure (@ 1st Quarter 2021/22)





C3) Capital Budget Variances (@ 1st Quarter 2021/22)


Policy and Resources Committee

C3.1  The most (financially) notable PRC items in the table above are as follows:

Infrastructure Delivery – At this stage there are no plans to spend this budget during 2021/22.   

Asset Management/Corporate Property – This is indicative spend for the year and is likely to change as further works are identified during the remainder of the year.                       

Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

C3.2  The most (financially) notable CHE items in the table above are as follows:

Granada House Extension and Refurbishment Works – The rooftop extension is no longer going ahead. Some of this budget may be required for the refurbishment works should the cost of the works be greater than currently anticipated. These works are not scheduled to commence until towards the end of the year.          

Private Rented Sector Housing and Affordable Housing Programmes – The housing team are working on various projects which are currently at different stages. Expenditure is very much indicative at this stage and expected to increase during the last two quarters of the year once schemes have progressed further and new ones are potentially secured.

Acquisitions Officer Social Housing Delivery Partnership – The overspend is due to an extra resource being required with two acquisition officers now being in post to help deliver the housing capital programme, both of which have had contract extensions. Funding for this will be identified.

Gypsy & Traveller Sites Refurbishment – The tenders for work have come in at £1.8m, which is significantly above the budget for the scheme. It is recommended that additional funding of £0.9m, which will include an allowance for an increase in the employer’s agents costs of £0.1m comes from the affordable housing programme budget.

Economic Regeneration and Leisure Committee

C3.3  The most (financially) notable ERL items in the table above are as follows:

Mote Park Visitor Centre & Estate Services Building – Construction works are now underway, and the new centre will open in 2022.

Mote Park Lake Dam Works This scheme is now substantially complete, although some works to a sluice gate are yet to be completed. The figures in the appendix for these works are indicative pending an update on the actual costs of these works.


Part D
First Quarter Local Tax Collection 2021/22


























D1)  Collection Fund


D1.1  A large proportion of the Council’s income is generated through local taxation (Council Tax and Business Rates), which is accounted for through the Collection Fund.


D1.2  Due to the risk in this area, including the risk of non-collection and the pooling arrangements in place for Business Rates growth, the Council monitors the Collection Fund very carefully.


D1.3  There are statutory accounting arrangements in place which minimise the in-year impact of collection fund losses on the general fund revenue budget, however, losses incurred in one year must be repaid in subsequent years so there is a consequential impact on future budgets and the medium-term financial strategy.


D2)  Collection Rates & Reliefs


D2.1  The collection rates achieved for local taxation are reported in the table below, alongside the target and the equivalent position for the previous financial year.


Table 11:   Local Tax Collection Rates (Q1 2021/22)





Council Tax



Business Rates




D2.2  Targets have been adjusted in light of what is considered to be collectible.  The amount of Council Tax collected is in line with the revised targets.  The first council tax liability order hearing took place in August for 1000 targeted cases with 2020-2021 arrears as in-year recovery tentatively resumes.

D2.3  Collection rates for business rates has increased in volatility over the first quarter of 2021-22.  The main contributory factors have been closures and the delay in lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, the termination of business support grants and withdrawal of 100% relief for many ratepayers, replaced by a 66% tapered reduction for some ratepayers.  The tapering of the relief from July will increase the amount collectible from ratepayers by £8m.  In-year recovery remains suspended for business rates, although ratepayers with arrears will be written to, to encourage contact with the department to make arrangements (potentially over longer periods of time) to avoid the need for recovery action. 

D3)  Kent Business Rates Pool


D3.1 The council has continued to participate with other Kent authorities during 2021/22 in order to maximise the proportion of business rates growth it is able to retain.  Forecast pooling gains for Maidstone Borough Council amount to £0.35m for 2021/22.  As in previous years, this funding is allocated to spending which supports the delivery of the council’s Economic Development Strategy.


D3.2 As part of the pooling arrangements, pool members share the risks, as well as the rewards of pool membership.  The eventual impact of Covid-19 on the business rates retention scheme is extremely difficult to forecast, due to the number of unknowns e.g. the impact of the removal of expanded reliefs to businesses affected by Covid-19, and the longer term impacts on local, national and global economies.


D4)  Write-Offs


D4.1 The Committee is asked to approve the write off of £34,956.95 in unpaid business rates debt for Monsoon Accessorize Limited relating to the 2019/20 financial year.  This business was under a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) for the period 3rd July 2019 to 9th June 2020 and the Council has received the CVA payments for revised business rates due.


D4.2  As there is no prospect of collecting the outstanding amounts from the ratepayer, it is recommended that these amounts are written off to reflect this.  In accordance with the constitution, individual write offs exceeding £12,000 require the approval of Policy and Resources Committee.


D4.3  Notwithstanding the current hiatus on recovery action for business rates, the Council takes a robust approach to recovery of Business Rates. This involves progressive action which would typically include:


•       Reminder for non-payment

•       Final notice for non-payment

•       Summons for non-payment

•       Application to Magistrates Court for a Liability Order

•       Instruction of Enforcement Agent to recover

•       Bankruptcy or liquidation, where appropriate

•       Proceeding to seek committal to prison (individuals).


D4.4  However, throughout the process the Council actively encourages contact from any business experiencing difficulty in order to negotiate arrangement for payment.


D4.5  The Council could continue to hold these debts as outstanding, but this option is not recommended where there is no prospect of recovery as this would distort the financial position of the Council.  The Council maintains a provision for bad debts, and there is sufficient resource available within this balance to cover the value of the proposed write offs







Part E
Reserves & Balances 2021/22



E1) Reserves & Balances


E1.1  The combined total of the General Fund balance and Earmarked Reserves as at 1 April 2021 was £33.5 million, including £14.8 million set aside to fund future collection fund deficits.  Please note that since the external audit of the 2020/21 accounts is ongoing, these figures should be treated as provisional.  The makeup of the balance, and the forecast movements during 2021/22 are presented in Table 13 below.

 E1.2 The closing balance enables a minimum general fund balance of £4.0 million to be maintained, as agreed by full Council in February 2021.

Table 13:  Reserves & Balances Quarter 1 2021/22


Balance at 1 April 2021

Forecast movement in

Estimated Balance at 31 March 2022


General Fund




Unallocated balance












Earmarked Reserves




Local Plan




Neighbourhood Plans




Planning Appeals




Civil Parking Enforcement




Homelessness Prevention & Temporary Accommodation




Business Rates Earmarked Balances




Lockmeadow Complex




Future Funding Pressures




Trading Accounts




Future Capital Expenditure




Invest to Save Reserve




Commercial Risk Reserve




Funding for future collection fund deficits




Resources carried forward from 2020/21 to 2021/22












Total General Fund Balances




Total excluding collection fund deficits




    Table 13: General Fund and Earmarked Balances at Q1 2021/22





Part F
Treasury Management 2021/22

F1) Introduction

·           The Council has adopted and incorporated into its Financial Regulations, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s Treasury Management in the Public Services: Code of Practice (the CIPFA Code).

·           The CIPFA Code covers the principles and guidelines relating to borrowing and investment operations.  On 24th February 2021, the Council approved a Treasury Management Strategy for 2021/22 that was based on this code.  The strategy requires that Policy & Resources Committee should formally be informed of Treasury Management activities quarterly as part of budget monitoring.

F2) Economic Headlines

·           During the Quarter ended 30th June 2021, the Council’s Advisors, Link Asset Services, reported:                                                             

  • The 24 June Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting voted unanimously to keep the bank rate unchanged at 0.10%. They voted by a majority of 8-1 to continue unchanged the existing programme of UK government bond purchases of £875bn which is due to end by the end of this year.


  • The MPC noted the developing upside risks in the UK to both activity and inflation. It said that the news on activity “had predominantly been to the upside” and that Bank staff had “revised up their expectations for 2021 Q2 GDP growth to 5½% from 4¼%”. For the first time, the policy statement noted that “there are increasing signs of recruitment difficulties for some businesses” and the minutes said, “it was possible that the near-term upward pressure on prices could prove somewhat larger than expected”. By saying that inflation “is likely to exceed 3% for a temporary period” the MPC admitted the Governor will have to write to the Chancellor later this year explaining why inflation is more than 1% above the 2% target.


  • The annual inflation rate in the United Kingdom rose to 2.1% year on year in May from 1.5% year on year in April: this is the first time that the measure has been above the Bank of England’s 2% target since July 2019.


  • The key point is that the MPC still appears willing to ride out the inevitable spike in inflation over the next six months as it thinks it will be short-lived and caused by one-off reopening price rises and supply shortages relative to demand - boosted by consumers having built up huge savings of around £145bn during lockdown. 


F3) Interest Rates

  • The Council has appointed Link Group as its treasury advisor and part of their service is to assist the Council to formulate a view on interest rates. The PWLB rate forecasts below are based on the Certainty Rate (the standard rate minus 20 bps) which has been accessible to most authorities since 1st November 2012.

  • The coronavirus outbreak has had huge economic impact on the UK and to economies around the world. After the Bank of England took emergency action in March 2020 to cut Bank Rate to first 0.25%, and then to 0.10%, it left Bank Rate unchanged at its subsequent meetings.
  • As shown in the forecast table above, one tentative increase in Bank Rate from 0.10% to 0.25% has now been pencilled in for quarter 2 of 2023/24 as an indication that the Bank of England will be moving towards some form of monetary tightening around this time. However, it could well opt for reducing its stock of quantitative easing purchases of gilts as a first measure to use before increasing Bank Rate so it is quite possible that we will not see any increase in Bank Rate in the three-year forecast period shown


  • As the interest forecast table for PWLB certainty rates, (gilts plus 80bps), above shows, there is likely to be little upward movement in PWLB rates over the next three years as the Bank of England is not expected to raise Bank Rate above 0.25% during that period as inflation is not expected to be sustainably over 2%. 


F4) Council Investments                                       

  • The council held investments totaling £16.16m at the start of the year, this has now risen to £26.37m at 30th June 2021.  A full list of investments held at this time is shown at Table 14 below.  All investments are held in either short term notice accounts or money market funds, to be readily available to fund the Council’s liabilities, including the capital programme.

Table 14: Short-Term Investments (1st Quarter 2021/22)

·         Investment income to 30th June 2021 totals £10k against a budget of £25k with an average rate of 0.17%.  As the interest rate table in F3 above shows, rates are at historically low levels and as the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy 2021/22 states investments will be kept short term to meet liabilities, these are kept in low yielding short term instruments.

F4) Council Borrowing

·         The Council held external borrowing amounting to £11m on 31st March 2021, all with Local Authorities, total borrowing as at 30th June 2021 was £9m. A list is shown at Table 15 below.   Short term borrowing rates have been extremely low and cash has been readily available from local authorities, which has been the preferred type of borrowing to date.  Interest paid on borrowing in 2021/22 has been £5k.  The Council is currently looking at other borrowing options such as UK Municipal Bonds Agency, PWLB (after the positive result of the consultation) and other financial institutions.  It is the Council’s aim to have a mixture of short and long term borrowing in order to spread the risks associated with interest rates and refinancing.


Table 15: Council Borrowing (1st Quarter 2021/22)


Part G
Maidstone Property Holdings

G1)  Maidstone Property Holdings Ltd. (MPH)


G1.1  MPH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Council and was incorporated on 30th September 2016. It is primarily a vehicle for letting residential properties on assured short-hold tenancies. The company currently holds two properties on 22 year leases from the council.

G1.2  An Internal Audit review identified that there should be a mechanism in place to enable the company to formally report to the Council. Given the current level of activity within the company is relatively low, it was decided that this would be done via the quarterly budget monitoring process (to the Policy and Resources Committee). This section of the report provides an overview of the activity and performance of the company for the year to date.

G1.3  The MPH financial year-end was changed to 31 March, in order to align with the Council’s financial reporting period.  The external audit of the 2020/21 accounts is currently under way.


G1.4  On 18th December 2019, full Council accepted the Policy and Resources Committee recommendations and formally adopted the new Articles of Association, Operational Agreement, Services Agreement and Business Plan. The Services Agreement and Operational Agreement have subsequently been signed and sealed, and the amended Articles of Association submitted to Companies House. 

G2)  MPH Headlines


G2.1  Since the beginning of the financial year, management of residential accommodation has transferred from an external agent to the Council’s in-house accommodation team.  MPH also took on the lease of 54 new flats at Tower Hill (Brunswick Street), Tylers Place (Union Street) and Springfield Place.  All 54 flats have been let and the final tenant is due to move in later this month.

G2.2  Net rental income for the first quarter of 2021/22 totals £78,820(2020/21 £34,551) This represents rent collected, less running costs, maintenance costs and recharges for staff time. 

G2.3  As at 30 June 2021, rent arrears totalled £10,928.  Payment plans are in place for tenants in arrears and the accommodation team will continue to pursue recovery of the amounts which remain outstanding.  There were two vacant flats at Lenworth House at 30 June, however both have since been occupied. 

G2.5  The Council receives income from the company through charges made for services provided, and the property lease. After these charges and other expenses, it is expected that the company will achieve a breakeven position for 2021/22.

G2.6  As company activity increases over time, governance and reporting arrangements will be kept under review to ensure that they remain appropriate and commensurate with the scope of activity and associated risks.