Agenda and minutes

Shared Revenues and Benefits Service Joint Committee
Tuesday, 14th February 2017 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

Contact: Julie Grundy, Head of Member Services, Preston City Council 

Items
No. Item

11.

Chair's Announcements

·                Fire Procedures / Mobile Phones / Rest Rooms

·                “Members of the Public, committee members and officers are reminded that under the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014, the press and Public may film, audio record, photograph and use social media whilst the meeting is in progress, for Part A items only, and as long as no disruption is caused to the meeting. Anyone filming is asked to focus their attention on elected members rather than other visitors”. (To be read out if visitors present).

 

Minutes:

 

There were none. 

12.

Notification of Substitute Members (if any)

Minutes:

There were none. 

 

13.

Declarations of Interests

To receive any declarations of interest from Members.

Minutes:

There were none. 

 

14.

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the Shared Revenues and Benefits Service Joint Committee meeting held on 20 June 2016.

 

Minutes:

Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting of the Shared Revenues and Benefits Service held on 20 June 2016, be noted and signed as a correct record. 

15.

Date of Next Meeting

To be discussed.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Shared Revenues and Benefits Joint Committee would be due in July, actual date to be arranged. 

16.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That the public be excluded from this meeting during consideration of the following item of business on the grounds that there is likely to be a disclosure of exempt information which is described in the paragraph(s) of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 which is specified against the heading to the item, and that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing it.”

Minutes:

Resolved - “That the public be excluded from this meeting during consideration of the following item of business on the grounds that there is likely to be disclosure of exempt information which is described in the paragraphs of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 which are specified against the heading to the item, and that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing it.” 

17.

Shared Service Budget 2017/18 - Revenues and Benefits (Paragraph 3)

Report enclosed.

Minutes:

The Deputy Director of Customer Services (Head of Revenues and Benefits Shared Service) submitted a report on the Shared Service, in line with the Shared Service Agreement between Lancaster City Council and Preston City Council, providing the latest budget monitoring 2016/17 to enable the Joint Committee to approve the budget for 2017/18. The Principal Accountant (Preston City Council) presented the report to Members.  

 

Resolved – That the Joint Committee:

(i) Noted the latest budget monitoring for the Shared Service as detailed in Appendix A to the report;

(ii) approved the budget for 2017/18 for the Shared Service as detailed in Appendix B to the report; and

(iii) delegated to the S151 Officers of each Council (by agreement), to determine the cost sharing ratio for contributions to and from the overall Shared Service budget.