Agenda and minutes

Shared Revenues and Benefits Service Joint Committee
Tuesday, 12th December 2017 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 2RL

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

Items
No. Item

27.

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. 

28.

NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS (IF ANY)

Minutes:

Resolved – That the appointment of Councillor Moss in substitution for Councillor Rankin, in accordance with Rule 12 of the ‘Conduct of Meetings and Proceedings of the Joint Committee’ document, be noted. 

29.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive any declarations of interest from Members.

Minutes:

Councillor Rawlinson declared a personal interest in agenda item seven (Minute number SRB 33 refers) insofar as he is an employee of the Department for Work and Pensions.  

30.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To confirm the minutes of a meeting of the Shared Revenues and Benefits Service Joint Committee held on the 27 June 2017.

 

Minutes:

Resolved – That the minutes of a meeting of the Shared Revenues and Benefits Service Joint Committee, held on 27 June 2017, be noted and signed as a correct record. 

31.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

To be discussed at the meeting

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Joint Committee was to be arranged at a later date. 

32.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That the public be excluded from this meeting during consideration of the following item(s) 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.” 

33.

SHARED SERVICE BUDGET 2018/19

Additional documents:

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, the report provided the latest budget monitoring for the 2017/18 budget together with the proposed budget for the Shared Service for 2018/19.  The City Treasurer (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 of the report;

(ii)   approved the budget for 2018/19 for the Shared Service, as detailed in Appendix B of 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.