Agenda and minutes

General Purposes Committee
Tuesday, 9th April, 2013 6.00 pm

Contact: Rebecca Brough  Team Leader - Democratic Support

Items
No. Item

589.

Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

590.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointments of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

There were no substitute members.

591.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

 

Where a Member has a new or registered Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) in a matter under consideration they must disclose that they have an interest and, unless the Monitoring Officer has agreed in advance that the DPI is a 'Sensitive Interest', explain the nature of that interest at the meeting.  The Member must withdraw from the meeting at the commencement of the consideration of any matter in which they have declared a DPI and must not participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter unless they have been granted a dispensation permitting them to do so.  If during the consideration of any item a Member becomes aware that they have a DPI in the matter they should declare the interest immediately and, subject to any dispensations, withdraw from the meeting.

 

Where a Member is declaring an Other Significant Interest (OSI) they must also disclose the interest and explain the nature of the interest at the meeting.  The Member must withdraw from the meeting at the commencement of the consideration of any matter in which they have declared a OSI and must not participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter unless they have been granted a dispensation to do so or the meeting is one at which members of the public are permitted to speak for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the matter.  In the latter case, the Member may only participate on the same basis as a member of the public and cannot participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter and must withdraw from the meeting in accordance with the Council's procedure rules.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members.

592.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To confirm the attached Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 July 2012.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 July 2012 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

593.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 36 KB

The recommendation is attached.

 

MATTER WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION

Minutes:

RESOLVED:    That, under Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the remainder of the business on the grounds that the item to be considered involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

594.

Pay Award 2013

To consider the attached report of the Head of Paid Service.

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented the report which outlined proposals for a 1% pay award for 2013, this being the outcome of independent advice on market positioning regarding pay sought from Total Rewards Projects Ltd (TRP) and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Following negotiations with the recognised Trade Unions the offer was revised to offer 1% from 1 April 2013 and to include an honorarium for any staff paid below the living wage on 1 April 2013, paid in 12ths through 2013/14.

 

It was requested by Councillor M R Eddy that a report be compiled to identify how many members of our contractors staff are currently earning below the "Living Wage". The Director of Governance agreed to include this report in the agenda of the next meeting.

 

RESOLVED:    (a)        That the pay award of 1% on the salary of all staff be   approved with effect from 1 April 2013.

 

                         (b)        That an honorarium of £269.63 each be approved to the two current members of staff on Grade L to bring their salaries to the "Living Wage" for 2013.

 

                         (c)        That an honorarium, be approved to any members of staff subsequently recruited at Grade L (spine point 1 or 2) to bring their salaries to the "Living Wage" for 2013.