Agenda and decisions

Venue: Steve Greenslade Room, County Hall, Usk

Contact: Democratic Services 

Note: View the meeting: https://join-emea.broadcast.skype.com/monmouthshire.gov.uk/566544b8451445fb83a1d1232742dc9f 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

To consider the following reports (Copies attached):

3a

REVENUE & CAPITAL MONITORING 2019/20 FORECAST OUTTURN STATEMENT - MONTH 7 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Divisions/Wards Affected: All

 

Purpose:The purpose of this report is to provide Members with information on the revenue and capital outturn position of the Authority, accommodating capital slippage and approved reserve usage.

 

This report will also be considered by Select Committees as part of their responsibility to,

 

      assess whether effective budget monitoring is taking place,

      monitor the extent to which budgets are spent in accordance with agreed budget and policy framework,

      challenge the reasonableness of projected over or underspends, and

      monitor the achievement of predicted efficiency gains or progress in relation to savings proposals.

 

Author:Mark Howcroft – Assistant Head of Finance

 

Contact Details: markhowcroft@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Decision:

That Members consider a net revenue forecast of £3.99m deficit, and the one off adjustments designed to return a balanced position (£245k surplus) prior to the end of March 2020.

 

That Members note the 85% delivery of the budget setting savings agreed by full Council previously and a need for remedial action/savings in respect of circa 15% savings (£994k) reported as delayed or unachievable by service managers.

 

That Members consider the capital outturn spend of £39.38m, introducing a £384k anticipated underspend, and the presumptions made around net financing consequences as per para 4.4.

 

Members note the extent of movements in reserve usage, including individual budgeted draws on school balances, and on current prudent financial planning assumptions.(para 5.2 onwards).

3b

CODE OF PRACTICE - ETHICAL EMPLOYMENT IN SUPPLY CHAINS pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Division/Wards Affected: All

 

Purpose: In March 2017, Welsh Government produced a “Code of Practice, Ethical Employment in Supply Chains”. It is the intention of Welsh Government that all public, private and third sector organisations, in receipt of Welsh public sector funding adopt the Code.

 

The Code of Practice was developed in response to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and has been designed to ensure that workers in public sector supply chains are employed ethically and in compliance with both the letter and spirit of UK, EU and international laws.

 

Author: Scott James

 

Contact Details: scottjames@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Decision:

To approve sign up to the Code of Practice Ethical Employment in Supply Chains.

 

To approve the establishment of a working group with representatives from Procurement, Social Services Commissioning, Safeguarding, Corporate Training, Economic Development, Human Resources, and Legal Services to create an action plan and to develop and monitor the required outcomes.

3c

OBJECTION REPORT CONCERNING THE PROPOSAL TO CLOSE MOUNTON HOUSE SPECIAL SCHOOL pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Division/Wards Affected: All

 

Purpose:

This report seeks to conclude the statutory process relating to the proposed closure of Mounton House Special School.

 

Following the publication of statutory notices, this report also seeks to provide members with the details of any statutory objections received against the proposals to close Mounton House Special School

 

Author: Will McLean, Chief Officer, Children and Young People

 

Contact Details: willmclean@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Decision:

That Members review the full content of this report and agree to the closure of Mounton House Special School with effect from 31st August 2020.