Early years block

Financial year 2019/20

Did you have any underspend or overspend in the early years block for three and four-year-old places in 2019/20?

Underspend

Please provide information about any underspend in the early years block for three and four-year-old places in 2019/20 including the amount of any underspend and what actions, if any, were agreed relating to this underspend.

Underspend of £437K.
The underspend was partially allocated to an overspend on Early Years Individual Inclusion funding and the balance carried forward to 2020/21

 

Financial year 2020/21

Please provide information about whether any contingency was planned in the Early Years Block for the Financial Year 2020/21 and, if so, what was the amount of the contingency?

The overall budget was set using the January 2019 CENSUS data and the balancing figure at the time of budget preparation in October 2019 was allocated as contingency. The amount was £184,000.

 

Please provide information about any plans for any remaining unspent contingency budget at the end of the financial year.

The remaining contingency was carried forward to 2020/21.