Agenda

Cabinet Shareholder Committee - Tuesday, 9th July, 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - County Hall. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 175 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet Shareholder Committee held on 9 April 2024, as circulated, be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

3.

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.

4.

External Review of Arrangements for Governance and Oversight of Council Wholly Owned Companies pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Transformation and Resources and S151 Officer

 

To inform the Committee that Local Partnerships have been commissioned to undertake a review of arrangements for governance and oversight of Council owned companies and to invite members of the Committee to comment on the proposed scope of the review.

Additional documents:

5.

Advance Northumberland Strategic Review - Implementation of Actions pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Report of the Director of Economic Development and Growth

 

To update the Committee on progress regarding the recommendations agreed by Cabinet in November 2022 following the review of Advance Northumberland’s business strategy and financial arrangements and to propose further improvements in support of the Council’s priorities.

6.

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.

7.

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 items on the Agenda as they involve 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:-

 

Agenda Item

 

Paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A

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3 - Information relating to the financial or 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.

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8.

Advance Northumberland Financial Performance for the 12 months ending 31 March 2024

Report of the Executive Director of Transformation and Resources and S151 Officer

 

The purpose of the report is to provide a summary of the financial performance of Advance Northumberland Ltd and its subsidiary companies for the period 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.