Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

113/22

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors E M Giles and Simms.

 

114/22

Declarations of Interest

Members to declare any interests in matters to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

115/22

Additional Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business to be considered as a  matter of urgency.

Minutes:

116/22

Exclusion of the Public and Press

That the public and press be excluded from the rest of the meeting. This is to avoid the possible disclosure of exempt information under Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, relating to any individual or information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

Minutes:

Resolved that the public and press be excluded from the rest of the meeting to avoid the possible disclosure of exempt information under Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, relating to any individual or information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.

 

117/22

Restructure of Financial Services

To consider proposals to restructure Financial Services. 

Decision:

Agreed:-

 

(1)     that the Director of Finance be authorised to implement the restructure of the Financial Services section, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report now submitted;

 

(2)     that the termination costs associated with the restructure of Financial Services be approved.

 

 

Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report on proposals to restructure the Council’s Financial Services.

 

Reason for Decision

An efficient and effective Financial Services structure was crucial in ensuring the Council had robust financial management arrangements and could set and monitor budgets effectively, ensuring good stewardship of public funds.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Discounted

To not agree to the termination costs and ask for the structure to be reconsidered. This would delay the ability to address the recommendations in the CIPFA, Grant Thornton and LGA reports and the actions in the Corporate Improvement Plan.

 

Agreed:-

 

(1)     that the Director of Finance be authorised to implement the restructure of the Financial Services section, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report now submitted;

 

(2)     that the termination costs associated with the restructure of Financial Services be approved.

 

Meeting ended at 3.09pm.