Agenda

Cabinet
Tuesday, 15th January 2019 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Morecambe Town Hall

Contact: Liz Bateson, Democratic Services - telephone (01524) 582047 or email  ebateson@lancaster.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Minutes

To receive as a correct record the minutes of Cabinet held on Tuesday, 18 December2018 (previously circulated).

3.

Items of Urgent Business Authorised by the Leader

To consider any such items authorised by the Leader and to consider where in the agenda the item(s) are to be considered. 

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Members should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

Members are further reminded that Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to any meeting where consideration is given to matters relating to, or which might affect, the calculation of Council Tax.

Any member of a local authority, who is liable to pay Council Tax, and who has any unpaid Council Tax amount overdue for at least two months, even if there is an arrangement to pay off the arrears, must declare the fact that he/she is in arrears and must not vote on any recommendation or decision which might affect the budget or council tax calculation.  It is a criminal offence to fail to comply with this requirement.

 

 

 

5.

Public Speaking

To consider any such requests received in accordance with the approved procedure. 

 

Reports from Overview and Scrutiny

None 

Reports

6.

Budget & Policy Framework Update 2019-23 pdf icon PDF 164 KB

(Cabinet Member with Special Responsibility Councillor Whitehead)

 

Report of the Interim Financial Services Manager  (Report to follow)

7.

Proposed Governance Arrangements for Investment Strategy pdf icon PDF 64 KB

(Cabinet Members with Special Responsibility Councillors Blamire & Hanson)

 

Report of Interim Head of Legal & Democratic Services (Report to follow)

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8.

Detailed Investment Strategy Proposals pdf icon PDF 75 KB

(Cabinet Members with Special Responsibility Councillors Hanson & Whitehead)

 

Report of the Interim Financial Services Manager (Report to follow)

Additional documents:

9.

Discretionary Rate Relief Policy Update - Retail Discount (Business Rates) pdf icon PDF 121 KB

(Cabinet Member with Special Responsibility Councillor Whitehead)

 

Report of Interim Financial Services Manager

10.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Whilst the following report is public, it contains an exempt appendix.  This is to give further notice in accordance with Part 2, paragraph 5 (4) and 5 (5) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 of the intention to take the following item in private if it is necessary to refer to the exempt appendix.

 

Cabinet is recommended to pass the following recommendation in relation to the following item:- 

 

“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) 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 could involve the possible disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of that Act.” 

 

Members are reminded that, whilst the appendix has been marked as exempt, it is for Cabinet itself to decide whether or not to consider it in private or in public.  In making the decision, Members should consider the relevant paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and also whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  In considering their discretion Members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers. 

11.

Lancaster Caton Road (Phase 3) Flood Risk Management Scheme pdf icon PDF 173 KB

(Cabinet Member with Special Responsibility Councillor Hanson)

 

Report of Assistant Chief Executive

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