MD2452 GLA budget for 2019-20

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD2452
Date signed: 
02 April 2019
Decision by: 
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Executive summary

Following the budget setting exercise in the period from Autumn 2018 to February 2019, the detailed Greater London Authority (GLA) budget for 2019-20 now needs to be agreed. It takes effect at the start of the new financial year on 1 April 2019 and is set out in the Appendix to this decision form.

Decision

That the Mayor approves the GLA budget for 2019-20 as set out in the Appendix to this decision form.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice

Introduction and background

Following the budget setting exercise in the period from Autumn 2018 to February 2019, the detailed Greater London Authority (GLA) budget for 2019-20 now needs to be agreed. It takes effect at the start of the new financial year on 1 April 2019 and is set out in the Appendix to this decision form.

The budget is set out as presented during that budget setting process with updates where appropriate, particularly those arising from:

• Multi-year profiling of additional activities funded from the additional Business Rates and Council Tax income identified in the GLA Group budget in February 2019;
• Government confirmation of the arrangements for the devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB); and
• The carry forwards agreed at the end of Quarter Three 2018-19.

Objectives and expected outcomes

The budget sets the financial envelope for the GLA’s operations in 2019-20, particularly in terms of its staffing and programme budgets. The budget will be deployed to meet the Mayor’s priorities for the organisation.

Equality comments

Equalities issues are highlighted in the appended budget document.

Other considerations

There are no other considerations.

Financial comments

Financial issues are integral to this decision.

Activity table

Activity

Timeline

GLA budget for 2019-20 takes effect

1 April 2019


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