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This chapter of the Financial Procedures Manual includes guidance on Total Budgeting, the Resource Allocation Model (RAM), non-recurrent grants, management reporting, budgetary control, costing and pricing. It has been split into four sections and an appendix.


This gives you a general overview of what is meant by the terms Budgetary Planning and Control and their importance. It also sets out the responsibilities of both Finance Managers and departments for budgetary planning and control.

Budgetary Planning

This section explains how budgets are used within the University. It details those activities for which budgets are formally created and monitored in UFS. It also provides guidance on the main issues that should be considered when preparing a budget for any activity.

Monitoring and controlling budgets

This section gives guidance in the techniques required and reports available to enable interpretation of actual results against budget at a point in time.


Monitoring and controlling expenditure against income

The University does not set formal budgets for all activities. This section gives guidance on the techniques required and reports available to enable interpretation of actual expenditure against available income at a point in time.


Sample reports and a glossary of terms and examples of commonly used UFS Reports.



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