Decision Maker: Integrated Commissioning Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To update on spend against the Better Care
Fund in 2020/21 as at the end of Quarter 3 (December
Consideration was given to a report of the Chief Finance Officer – Health & Social Care Integration, which sought to update the Board on the revised 2020/21 budgets for the Better Care Fund (BCF), with the Quarter 3 (April to December 2020) budget monitoring for the BCF for the financial year 2020/21.
It is a requirement of the National Health Service England guidance to produce a budget for 2020/21. The report updated the monitoring against the 2020/21 budget which is a requirement of the Section 75 agreement. Therefore there are no alternatives to consider.
1. That the Quarter 3 monitoring information as at December 2020 period end be noted.
2. That it be noted there are contingencies being held for budgets not yet allocated in 2020/21 of £37k and a forecast underspend against the equipment store budget of £175k giving a total forecast revenue underspend of £212k.
3. That it be noted the forecast underspend against capital budgets of £363k in relation to the Autism Project adaptations (£150k) and the INT hubs (£213k), both of which are now expected to be spent in 2021/22.
4. That it be noted an additional £355k DFG capital grant was allocated by the Government in December 2020, and that this increases the forecast in year underspend on DFG to £976k, which is expected to be spent in 2021/22. The forecast in year underspend relates primarily to delays in carrying out DFG adaptations as a result of Covid restrictions.
Reason for resolution
To update Members on the position of the Better Care Fund.
Report author: Gareth Davies ( for Adult Care Directorate & Public Health & Integrated Directorate)
Publication date: 15/02/2021
Date of decision: 26/01/2021
Decided at meeting: 26/01/2021 - Integrated Commissioning Board