Agenda and minutes

Venue: Level 5 Meeting Room, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford IP24 1BT

Contact: Committee Services, Breckland Council  Tel: 01362 656870

No. Item


Apologies (Agenda Item 1)

To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor A Gower and Mr A Claydon.


Urgent Business (Agenda Item 2)

To note whether the Chairman proposes to accept any items of urgent business pursuant to Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.




Declaration of Interest (Agenda Item 3)

Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests they may have in any of the following items on the agenda.  The Members’ Code of Conduct requires that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is a personal and/or prejudicial interest.


No declarations were made.


Budget (Agenda Item 4) pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Finance (Breckland).

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The Assistant Director of Finance (Breckland) presented the amended report which the Finance Officers and Chief Executives had worked together to produce.  All the options available regarding the pensions issues had been discussed.  Not all the issues had been resolved in the time available, but a third recommendation had been added to the report to address the on-going commitment to find an equitable solution.


Members congratulated the officers for their hard work.




(1)               approve the partnership budget for 2012-13;

(2)               approve the revised partnership budget for 2011-12; and

(3)               authorise officers to draft, for inclusion in the Partnership Agreement, an equitable method for apportioning pension deficits/liabilities from ARP, which may arise from a material change to the partnership arrangements (inclusive of any change in the legal structure of the partnership and/or the addition or removal of partners).


Next Meeting (Agenda Item 5)

To note the arrangements for the next meeting to be held on


The next meeting of the ARP Joint Committee would take place on Thursday 8 March 2012 at 4.00pm in Meeting Room 2, Level 5, Breckland House, Thetford.