Agenda

Extraordinary Meeting, County Council - Wednesday, 8th June, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Karon Hadfield 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DISCLOSURES OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required where a matter arises at a meeting;

 

a.       Which directly relates to Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (‘DPI’) as set out in Appendix B, Table 1 of the Code of Conduct, to disclose the interest, not participate in any discussion or vote and not to remain in room. Where members have a DPI or if the matter concerns an executive function and is being considered by a Cabinet Member with a DPI they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with the matter.

 

b.       Which directly relates to the financial interest or well being of a Other Registrable Interest as set out in Appendix B, Table 2 of the Code of Conduct to disclose the interest and only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak at the meeting but otherwise must not take part in any discussion  or vote on the matter and must not remain the room.

 

c.        Which directly relates to their financial interest or well-being  (and is not  DPI) or the financial well being of a relative or close associate, to declare the interest and members may only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak. Otherwise, the member must not take part in discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room.

 

d.       Which affects the financial well-being of the member, a relative or close associate or a body included under the Other Registrable Interests column in Table 2, to disclose the interest and apply the test set out at paragraph 9 of Appendix B before deciding whether they may remain in the meeting.

 

e.       Where Members have or a Cabinet Member has an Other Registerable Interest or Non Registerable Interest in a matter being considered in exercise of their executive function, they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with it.

 

NB Any member needing clarification must contact monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk.  Members are referred to the Code of Conduct which contains the matters above in full. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

 

3.

REPORT OF THE LEADER AND DEPUTY LEADER (PORTFOLIO HOLDER FOR FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES) pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report of Independent Governance Review  

 

To introduce Max Caller CBE to the Council, to present his report on a review of our Corporate Governance arrangements. Group Leaders have been consulted on the arrangements for the meeting and the proposed recommendations set out in the report.

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4.

REPORT OF THE LEADER AND DEPUTY LEADER (PORTFOLIO HOLDER FOR FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE AND CORPORATE SERVICES) pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Statutory Report under Sections 114 and 114a

 

The Chief Finance Officer of the Council, appointed under S.151 of the Local Government Act 1972, issued a formal report to members of the Council on 23 May 2022. Legislation requires the County Council formally to consider the report within 21 days of it being sent to members. For a Council to receive such a report is very unusual and plainly a matter of great significance.

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