Agenda and minutes

Corporate Select Committee
Monday, 26th November, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Committee Room - Municipal. View directions

Contact: Rachel Rourke Telephone: 01298 28400 ex. 2139  Email: rachel.rourke@highpeak.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

19/29

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 October 2018 be approved as a correct record.

19/30

2nd Quarter Performance, Financial and Procurement Review 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Council’s performance and financial position for the period ending 30 September 2018 (“First Quarter 2018/19).

 

A summary of the position was set out at paragraph 3.3 of the report, and particular reference was made to the projected surplus which was largely attributable to increased retention income forecast as being a member of the Derbyshire 100% Business Rates pilot in 2018/19.  A potential shortfall in the efficiency strategy was forecast which was being addressed and a surplus on the HRA would be rolled forward.  The development of the procurement function was highlighted as an important area of council activity delivered with professionalism.  New performance indicators around homelessness would be developed in the light of new legislative requirements. 

 

Clarification was requested around the details of the Fairfield Gateway Improvements Programme included as part of the procurement activity completed. Reference was also made to dwellings rents and business rates.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Executive be recommended to note the second quarter 2018/19 financial, procurement and performance position as detailed in appendices A, B and C and summarised at 3.3 of the covering report.

 

 

 

 

19/31

Updated Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20 to 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the Council’s updated Medium Term Financial Plan (MTPF), which presented the Council’s priorities in the context of the likely resources available, and provides a financial context to future decision making.

 

It was noted that at paragraph 3.6 of the report, a small deficit was now forecast at the end of 2022/23 and there was a projected reduction of the use of reserves.  Key dates included the publication of the government’s proposals for 2019/20 in December and possible changes to the New Homes Bonus and Fair Funding arrangements.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the updated Medium Term Financial Plan (Appendix A to the report) be endorsed and recommended to the Executive for approval.

19/32

Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Minutes:

The Chair reported that further information had been received in response to the FOI request submitted by the Council into the impact of the closure of Buxton Court House, which would be considered by the Chair and the Executive Councillor for Finance and Operational Services prior to a response being made to the Courts Services, the contents of which would be shared with the Committee.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Select Committee Work Programmes be noted.

19/33

Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business as there may be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business as there may be disclosure of exempt information as set out in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

19/34

Exempt Minutes

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 8 October 2018 be approved as a correct record.

19/35

Sale of Land at Beelow Close

Minutes:

The Committee considered the disposal of the freehold of land at Beelow Close, Dove Holes and made recommendations to the Executive.