Agenda and draft minutes

Shared Revenues and Benefits Service Joint Committee
Thursday, 25th July 2019 5.00 p.m.

Venue: Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ

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

Items
No. Item

19.

Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair

Nominations are invited for the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year. 

Minutes:

Nominations were invited for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair of the Shared Revenues and Benefits Joint Committee for the 2019/2020 municipal year.

 

Resolved – That Councillor Rawlinson be appointed as Chair and that Councillor Whitehead be appointed as Vice-Chair of this Joint Committee for the 2019/2020 municipal year.

20.

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. 

21.

Notification of Substitute Members (if any)

Minutes:

There were none. 

22.

Declarations of Interests

To receive any declarations of interest from Members. 

Minutes:

Councillor Rawlinson declared that he worked for the Department of Work and Pensions. 

23.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Shared Revenues and Benefits Joint Committee held on 10 December 2018.  

Minutes:

Resolved - That the minutes of a meeting of the Shared Revenues and Benefits Service Joint Committee, held on 10 December 2018, be noted and signed as a correct record. 

24.

Shared Service - Annual Governance Statement 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 358 KB

Report enclosed. 

Minutes:

The Director of Corporate Services (Preston City Council) submitted a report requesting that the Shared revenues and Benefits Service Joint Committee consider and approve the Annual Governance Statement for 2018/19. The Annual Governance Statement was set out in Appendix A to the report.

 

Resolved – That the Joint Committee approved and signed the Annual Governance Statement for 2018/19, as set out in Appendix A to the report.

 

25.

Shared Service (Unaudited) Annual Statement of Accounts 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 14 KB

Report enclosed. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The City Treasurer/Section 151 Officer (Preston City Council) submitted a report on the preparation of the Revenues and Benefits Shared Services Statement of Accounts. The unaudited Statement of Accounts was set out in Appendix A to the report.

 

The Partnership prepared its Annual Accounts and supporting financial statements in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and in line with the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom 2018/19.

 

Resolved – That the Joint Committee approved and signed the Unaudited Revenues and Benefits Statement of Accounts for 2018/19, as set out in Appendix A to the report.

 

26.

Business Plan 2019-2021 - Shared Revenues and Benefits Service pdf icon PDF 688 KB

Report enclosed. 

Minutes:

The Head of Shared Service presented his report introducing a refreshed Business Plan covering a two year period 2019/2021, incorporating the key performance indicators for the services together with ongoing projects and future challenges.  The Business Plan was set out in Appendix 1 to the report.  

 

Resolved – That the Joint Committee approved the Business Plan for the Revenues and Benefits Shared Service for 2019/2021, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report. 

 

27.

Date of Next Meeting

To be discussed. 

Minutes:

December date for the next meeting to be arranged.