Agenda

Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC - Monday, 6th December, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Space, Block 1, Floor 2, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF

Contact: Rebecca Greally 

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Minutes of the meetings of the Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC held on 17th November 2021, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman. 

3.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter. 

 

NB Any member needing clarification must contact the Monitoring Officer at monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk.  Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this Agenda letter. 

 

4.

FORWARD PLAN OF CABINET DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To note the latest Forward Plan of key decisions.? Any further changes made to the  Forward Plan will be reported to the Committee.

5.

HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT FUND pdf icon PDF 364 KB

This briefing paper provides an overview of Northumberland County Council’s  proposed response and delivery of the Household Support Fund (HSF) for the period 06th October 2021 to 31st March 2022. 

 

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services and Councillor Wendy Pattison, Portfolio Holder for Health and Well-being is required to attend for this item. 

 

Additional documents:

6.

NCTA DIGITAL PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Members will receive a presentation giving an overview of the NCTA digital  programme and the benefits to Northumberland. 

7.

DEBT RECOVERY UPDATE pdf icon PDF 505 KB

The purpose of this report is to provide the Corporate Services and Economic Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee with information relating to the level of outstanding debt owed to the Council so that the Committee may satisfy itself as to the efficiency and effectiveness of its collection and recovery policies and systems. 

 

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services is required to attend for this item. 

 

8.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 547 KB

The Committee is asked to review and note the Corporate Services and Economic Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme and Monitoring Report for the 2021/22 council year.

9.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency. 

PART II

It is expected that matters included in this part of the Agenda will be dealt with in private.  Reports referred to are enclosed for members and officers only, coloured pink and marked "Not for Publication".

10.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is invited to consider passing the following resolution:

 

(a)    That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the Agenda as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act, and

 

(b)    That the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure for the following reasons:-

 

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Agenda Item

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Paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A

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Contains information relating to business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) 

AND?? 

The public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure because disclosure could adversely affect the business reputation or confidence in the person/organisation, and could adversely affect commercial revenue 

 

 

 

 

11.

TRADING COMPANIES’ FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 2021-22

The purpose of the report is to ensure that the Cabinet is informed of the current  financial positions of its trading companies for 2021-22. 

 

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services is required to attend for this item.