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Policy and Resources Committee - 12 June 2017

Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House12th June 2017

 

NOTICE AND AGENDA

 

For a meeting to be held in the Penn Chamber, Three Rivers House, Rickmansworth, on Monday 12 June 2017 at 7.30pm.
 
 
Members of the Policy and Resources Committee:-
 
Councillors Sara Bedford (Chairman),    Chris Lloyd (Vice-Chairman)
                                                               (Leisure, Wellbeing and Health) 
 

 

Rupert Barnes
 
Matthew Bedford
(Resources and Shared Services)
Alex Hayward
 
Paula Hiscocks
 
Angela Killick
 

 

 

Phil Brading (Public Services)
David Sansom

 

 

Stephen Cox
Alison Scarth (Health)

 

 

Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Economic Development, Sustainability and Transport)
Roger Seabourne (Community Safety)
 
Martin Trevett
(Housing, Planning and Strategic Schemes)

 

 

Ty Harris
 
 

 

Steven Halls, Chief Executive 

2 June 2017

 

The Policy and Resources Committee welcomes contributions from Members of the public to its discussion on agenda items. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee. Details of the procedure and the list for registering the wish to speak will be available for a short period before the meeting.

 

In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part I business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.

 

Recording and reporting the Council’s meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.

 

  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

 

  1. MINUTES

 

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2017 and the extraordinary meeting held on 16 May 2017 (circulated separately).

 17-03-20-pr-final minutes

17-05-16-minutes

 

  1. NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS

 

            Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

 

  1. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

 

To receive any declarations of interest.

 

POLICY

 

  1. 5. COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME CONSULTATION

 

In April 2013, as part of the national welfare reform, the government changed the way financial support for council tax was managed. This meant the national council tax benefit system, which helped people with a low income meet their council tax obligations, was replaced by new local council tax reduction schemes managed by Local Authorities.

 

Three Rivers District Council’s current scheme replicates the previous Council Tax Benefit scheme with the following amendments:

 

  • A limitation on the amount payable based on the band of the property;
  • Changes to capital levels;
  • The removal of Second Adult Rebate; and
  • Increases in Non-Dependant deductions

 

The current scheme does not appear to have impacted council tax collection rates which have consistently attained target.

 17-06-12-pr-i-05-options-and-modelling-covering-report

17-06-12-pr-i-05-three-rivers-options-and-modelling-report

 

RESOURCES

 

  1. REVIEW OF STRATEGIC RISKS

 

This report gives details of progress against the Risk Treatment Plans for the Strategic Risks relating to the priorities identified in the Strategic Plan 2017-20.

 17-06-12-pr-i-06-strategic-risks

 

  1. SUMMARY OF THE FINANCIAL OUTTURN FOR 2016/17

 

This report shows the outturn position for the financial year ending on 31 March 2017 for both revenue and capital and makes the following recommendations:-

 

  • to carry forward to 2017/18 certain unspent revenue budgets and;
  • to rephase those capital budgets that require completion in 2017/18

 

            A key feature of reporting the outturn for the financial year is to compare it against the latest agreed budget which provides an indication of the accuracy and robustness of financial control and the achievement of the strategic objective to manage resources to deliver the Council’s strategic priorities and service needs.

 17-06-12-pr-i-07-16-17-outturn-report

 

WORK PROGRAMME

 

  1. WORK PROGRAMME

 

To agree the Committee’s work programme.

 17-06-12-pr-i-08-work-prog-report

17-06-12-pr-i-08-work-prog-app

 

  1. OTHER BUSINESS - if approved under item 3 above.

 

  1. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

            If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

 

            “that under Section 100A 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 likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”

 

            (Note: If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items.)

 

  1. SOUTH OXHEY SCURTINY PANEL

 

To receive an update from the Project Board.

 

  1. PROPERTY INVESTMENT BOARD

 

To receive an update from the Board.