Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Committee Services, Breckland Council  Tel: 01362 656870

Items
No. Item

43.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2016.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 September 2016 were noted.

44.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Seaton and Kelly.  Councillor Sutton was present as a substitute for Councillor Seaton. 

 

Councillor Mike Barnard stood as Chairman.

 

Due to the meeting being inquorate, the meeting became informal .

 

45.

Urgent Business

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.

Minutes:

None.

46.

Declarations

Minutes:

None.

47.

Performance Report (Standing Item)

Reports of the Operational Board:

47a

Operational Performance pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Manager (Support) presented the report.

 

47b

Balanced Scorecard pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Minutes:

An updated copy of the Balanced Scorecard was presented to Members by the Strategic Manager (Support).

 

Councillor Edwards asked when the October figures would be ready.  The Head of ARP said the figures would be circulated to Members by Christmas.

 

The Corporate Director (Fenland) said that any Authorities that receive letters in relation to the NHS Trust appeals should be passed through the DCLG and LGA as they are co-ordinating the approach.

 

47c

Financial Performance pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Minutes:

The Executive Director Commercialisation (BDC) presented the report outlining that there was an underspend.

48.

ARP Joint Committee Partnership Budget pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Report of Executive Director Commercialisation (ARP Treasurer).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members agreed to hold a special meeting in January 2017 to discuss this item.

 

49.

ARP Risk Register pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Report of Head of ARP, Paul Corney.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of ARP outlined the report and said the housing benefit subsidy was a risk, but was being managed well and congratulated the team for this.  There would be a revaluation of the business rates and the impact on appeals being unknown however would look ahead and build provision for this.

 

Councillor Ambrose-Smith highlighted that the ‘Fraud and Error’ risk should be amber and not green.

50.

Welfare Reform Update (Standing Item) pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Manager (Benefits) updated Members on the welfare reform.  He said full service at Waveney is causing delays, especially with the Council Tax Support claims, which is affecting performance against target.  Controls are being put in place to mitigate the risk.

 

51.

Forthcoming Issues (Standing Item)

To note any items.

Minutes:

None.

52.

Next Meeting

To note the arrangements for the next meeting to be held on 28 March 2017, at 10:00am, Level 5 Meeting Room, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, IP24 1BT.

Minutes:

The arrangements for the next meeting on Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 10:00am at Breckland House were noted.

 

A Special meeting of the Anglia Revenues Partnership Joint Committee would be held on Tuesday 10 January at 10:00am at Breckland House.

53.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act.”

Minutes:

Not required as the meeting held was inquorate.

54.

Partnership Working through Section 113 Agreement

Report of Head of ARP, Paul Corney.

Minutes:

Members informally agreed to Recommendation 2.

 

Members would then take the item to each of the seven local Authority Council meetings to obtain agreement in order to meet the timeline.