Agenda and decisions

    Venue: The Committee Room

    Contact: Mark Hooper 

    Items
    No. Item

    1.

    Apologies for Absence

    2.

    Declarations of Interest

    3.

    Money Matters 2019/20: Review of the Financial Performance Against the Financial Strategy

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet noted the report and issues raised within and agreed that Leadership Team with Cabinet Members will continue to closely monitor and manage the Medium Term Financial Strategy.

    4.

    Calculation of Business Rates 2020/21, Council Tax Base for 2020/21 and the Projected Collection Funded Surplus/Deficit for 2019/20

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet:

     

    1.1       Approved in accordance with the relevant legislation and regulations, the Council Taxbase (BandD residential properties) for Lichfield District for the financial year 2020/21 of 39,032.3.

     

    1.2       Noted the estimated Council Tax Collection fund Surplus of (£1,519,520)and the estimated BusinessRates Collection Fund surplus of (£303,200)for 2019/20.

     

    1.3       Delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Finance and Procurement and the Chief FinancialOfficer (Section 151) to complete and certify the NNDR1 for 2020/21 on behalf of the Council.

    5.

    Report on Performance Against our Delivery Plan – Half Year 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet:

     

    1.1       Noted the Council’s performance against its Delivery Plan targets as of September 2019.

     

    1.2       Noted that of the 82 actions, 76 actions are either complete or on target.

     

    1.3       Noted that five actions are to have a revised due date, due in the main to external factors, and will need to go through the agreed process to revise their due date.

     

    1.4       Noted that five projects are currently behind target, and one has not yet been started. 

     

     

    Completed

    On target

    Behind target

    Not started

    Delivery Plan actions – total 82

    32

    44

    5

    1

     

     

    6.

    Homelessness and Rough Sleeping pdf icon PDF 142 KB

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet

     

    1.1       Approved the Homelessness Review and the homelessness and rough sleeping section of the draft Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-2024 for publication as a draft document on the website.

     

    1.2       Agreed that delegated authority be given to the Cabinet Member for Community and Housing in consultation with the Head of Regulatory Services, Housing and Wellbeing to make any minor changes to the appearance, format and text of the homelessness and rough sleeping section of the draft Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-2024 or the supporting documents prior to publication on the website in the interests of clarity and accuracy.

     

    7.

    Joint Waste Service Fit for the Future Review pdf icon PDF 182 KB

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet:

     

    1.1       Approved the approach taken during the fundamental review of the Joint Waste Service and its key findings.

     

    1.2       Approved the proposal to continue providing the Joint Waste Service using the current in house arrangements and delay any decision on the future provision of the service until the implications of the Government's Resources and Waste Strategy are fully known.

     

    1.3       Approved the proposals to undertake an appraisal of options for the future disposal of dry recyclate and identify measures to address the issue of over reliance on agency staff.

     

    8.

    Cash Payment Facilities pdf icon PDF 117 KB

    Decision:

    The Cabinet approved the removal of the cash payment boxes from Frog Lane and Burntwood Library from 1 May 2020.

     

    9.

    Amendments to the list of Buildings of Local Architectural and Historic Interest

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet noted the results of the consultation, supported the amendments to the Council’s List of Buildings of Local Architectural and Historic Interest as included in Appendix A of the Cabinet report and recommended them to be submitted to Council for final ratification.

    10.

    Revenues and Benefits Fit for the Future Fundamental Review

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    The Cabinet:

     

    1.1       Approved the procurement of a new contract for software – and associated support services – for revenues and benefits for a period of five years with an option to extend by a further two;

     

    1.2       Granted delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Innovation and the Head of Customer Services, Revenues and Benefits to approve such a contract provided it is within approved budgets.

     

    1.3       Noted the high level action plan to innovate and improve the service, and in particular supported a review of the central support charges incurred by the service.

     

    11.

    Exclusion of Public and Press

    RESOLVED: “That as publicity would be prejudicial to the
    public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the
    business to be transacted, the public and press be excluded
    from the meeting for the following items of business, which
    would involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as
    defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the
    Local Government Act 1972”

    12.

    Revenues and Benefits Fit for the Future Fundamental Review - Confidential Appendices

    The appendices to the public report (agenda item 10) are to be considered in private since they contains exempt information (as defined by Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to the financial and business affairs of the authority.

     

    13.

    Commercial Property Acquisition

    This report is to be considered in private since it contains exempt information (as defined by Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to the financial and business affairs of the authority.

     

     

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