Agenda and decisions

Executive
Thursday, 30th April, 2020 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford

Contact: Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

2.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

LEADER OF COUNCIL & CORPORATE

(Councillor Hinchcliffe)

3.

THE RESPONSE TO COVID 19 AND THE FORECAST FINANCIAL IMPACT ON THE COUNCIL INCLUDING DECISIONS TAKEN USING EMERGENCY POWERS pdf icon PDF 368 KB

The Chief Executive will submit a report (Document “BO”) which provides Members with an overview of the response to Covid 19, and the financial impacts of both government decisions, and the decisions taken locally using emergency powers.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Executive

 

(1)       Thanks all Council staff and everyone involved across all sectors,        in the NHS, in statutory services and VCS, in our communities and          in our businesses, for their incredible efforts to tackle the            emergency.

 

(2)       Note the contents of this report and the actions taken to manage          the issues highlighted in the report.

 

(3)       Recognise the on-going financial and resource implications to the       Council of tackling the emergency and requests that a monitoring    report be brought to each subsequent meeting of the Executive     providing details of on-going costs and approvals sought for     necessary expenditure.

 

(4)       Approves a temporary one off payment to Support the Care sector       at a cost of £1.3m as outlined in Para 4.14, and that decisions         regarding the release of further funding are delegated to the             Strategic Director of Health & Wellbeing in consultation with the            Portfolio holder.

 

(5)       In relation to the to the Food Supply Chain as outlined in Para 5.5,        delegates decisions regarding the release of further funding to the          Strategic Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio             holder.

 

(6)       Requests that on-going dialogue be maintained between the      Council and the Government in order to make the case to national   decision makers for the impact of Covid-19 to be funded             nationally with neutral impact on Council budgets.

 

(7)       Requests the Chief Executive to prepare a further report to the Executive setting out plans and proposals for the recovery of         Bradford District from the impact of Covid-19.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Nigel Smith, Principal Executive Officer (7582103578) Andrew Cross, Head of Budgeting, Management Accounting & Projects (01274) 436823)

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)       That all Council staff and everyone involved across all sectors, in the NHS, in statutory services and VCS, in our communities and in our businesses be thanked for their incredible efforts to tackle the emergency.

(2)       That the contents of Document “BO” and the actions taken to manage the issues highlighted be noted.

(3)       That the on-going financial and resource implications to the Council of tackling the emergency be recognised, and requests that a monitoring report be brought to each subsequent meeting of the Executive, providing details of on-going costs and approvals sought for necessary expenditure.

(4)       That  a temporary one off payment to support the Care Sector at           a cost of £1.3m as outlined in Para 4.14 to Document “BO” be   approved, and that decisions regarding the release of further           funding be delegated to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Strategic Director of Health & Wellbeing and the            Portfolio Holder.

(5)       That in relation to the to the Food Supply Chain as outlined in Para 5.5 to Document “BO”, decisions regarding the release of further funding be delegated to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Strategic Director of Place and the Portfolio Holder.

 

(6)       That an on-going dialogue be maintained between the Council and the Government, in order to make the case to national decision makers for the impact of Covid-19 to be funded nationally with neutral impact on Council budgets.

(7)       Requests that the Chief Executive prepares a further report to the Executive on 9 June 2020 setting out plans and proposals for the recovery of Bradford District from the impact of Covid-19.

 

ACTION: Chief Executive / Director of Finance and Strategic Directors Place and Health and Wellbeing

 

Nigel Smith, Principal Executive Officer

(07582103578) nigel.smith@bradford.gov.uk

 

Andrew Cross, Head of Budgeting, Management Accounting & Projects (07870 386523) andrew.cross@bradford.gov.uk