MPC(23)06.01 Finance Report as at 31st Dec 2022

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This report should be read in conjunction with the reports MPC(23)06.01a-g:

a. Payment Transactions – 01/04/2022 to 31/12/2022

b. Receipt Transactions – 01/04/2022 to 31/12/2022

c. Bank Reconciliation Report – as at 31st December 2022

d. EMR Summary Report

e. Precept/General Reserve Summary Report

f. Detailed Budget Summary Report

g. Balance Sheet

Using the figures found in MPC(23)06.01f, £153,369.92 (net) has been received this year to date. This includes £322.50 for the hire of the Pavilion. Expenditure to date is £471,256.64 (net).  This includes all Pavilion payments to Mixbrow, apart from the retainer, both PWLB repayments and the car park in front of Winifred Fison House. Of this £103,414.15 has been paid from the General Reserve/Precept which equates to 72% of expected spend for the year three quarters of the way through the year. £ 367,842.49 (net) has been paid out of Earmarked Reserves. The two summary reports (MPC(23)06.01d and e) give a detailed breakdown of the receipts and payments against the agreed budget.

In terms of cash resources as at 31st December 2022, cash in the Council’s bank accounts totalled £248,992.32 made up as follows:

  • Lloyds Instant Savings Account £ 130,902.88
  • Ipswich Building Society Deposit Account £ 102,027.17
  • Ipswich Building Society Rent Deposit Account £     5,153.64
  • Barclays Bank Deposit Account    £            00
  • Barclays Bank Current Account £          00
  • Lloyds Bank Treasurer’s Account    £   10,888.63

After adding as assets £22,535.57 (VAT due) the total liquid assets amounted to £271,527.89. Of that sum, £187,273 relates to the balance of deposits, CIL and grant monies held as Earmarked Reserves:

Fete EMR                                                                                       £849.34

CIL reserves                                                                                  £96,456.73

EMR Melton Rd crossings project                                 £35,755

EMR Landscaping & parking improvements         £3,717.03

EMR Pavilion project                                                              £16,370.91

EMR Bins                                                                                        £1,822.88

EMR Divested land sinking fund                                   £18,822.17

Hall Farm Road/SWT Events                                           £590 (grants received from Deben Community Partnership and Cllr Smith-Lyte)

Budget Risk EMR                                                                     £5,000

Signage                                                                                            £1,130

Bequest                                                                                            £1,500

Pavilion Kit Out                                                                           £5.30

Deposits EMR                                                          £100

1st Floor Rent Deposit                                             £5,153.64

There are sufficient funds remaining in the Pavilion build EMR to cover the retainer and drainage costs.

Therefore the General Reserve is currently £84,254.89. The budget for 2022/23 shows an in-year deficit of £17k. If no savings are met and expenditure and income remain as budgeted then the General Reserve will be £44k at the end of the financial year. However the Council has already agreed in principle to take steps to manage the deficit downwards by deferring uncommitted spending and applying CIL where appropriate.


  • That members NOTE AND COMMENT on this report

Pip Alder

Clerk, Melton Parish Council

January 2023