FORWARD PLAN AND EXEMPT CABINET REPORTS LIST

 

Finance, Budget & Performance

Scrutiny Panel                              23 October 2018

 

Report Author                             Committee Services Manager

 

Portfolio Holder                           Councillor Ashbee, Cabinet Member for Corporate Governance & Coastal Development

 

Status                                          For Information

 

Classification:                              Unrestricted

 

Key Decision                               No

 

Ward:                                          Thanet Wide

 

Executive Summary:

 

To update Panel Members on the revised Forward Plan and Exempt Cabinet Reports List (hereby referred to as the Forward Plan) of key decisions and allow the Panel to consider whether it wishes to be consulted upon any of the items.

 

Recommendation(s):

 

Members’ instructions are invited.

 

 

CORPORATE IMPLICATIONS

Financial and Value for Money

There are no financial implications arising directly from this report.

Legal

There are no legal implications arising directly from this report.

Corporate

The Forward Plan is a publication of key decisions, policy framework.

Equalities Act 2010 & Public Sector Equality Duty

Members are reminded of the requirement, under the Public Sector Equality Duty (section 149 of the Equality Act 2010) to have due regard to the aims of the Duty at the time the decision is taken. The aims of the Duty are: (i) eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act, (ii) advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it, and (iii) foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

 

Protected characteristics: age, sex, disability, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief and pregnancy & maternity. Only aim (i) of the Duty applies to Marriage & civil partnership.

 

Please indicate which aim is relevant to the report.

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act,

 

Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

 

Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

 

There no equity and equalities issues arising directly from this report but the Council needs to retain a strong focus and understanding on issues of diversity amongst the local community and ensure that policy decisions being made and service delivery to residents match these.

 

 

CORPORATE PRIORITIES (tick those relevant)

 

 

CORPORATE VALUES (tick those relevant)✓

 

A clean and welcoming Environment 

 

 

Delivering value for money

Promoting inward investment and job creation

 

 

Supporting the Workforce

 

Supporting neighbourhoods

 

Promoting open communications

 

1.0       Introduction and Background

 

1.1          The law requires that the Council regularly publish a Forward Plan of Key Decisions. Thanet’s Forward Plan and Exempt Cabinet Report List is updated monthly and published on the Council’s internet site www.thanet.gov.uk

1.2          The aim of the Forward Plan is to allow the general public and Council Members to see what decisions are coming up over the next few months and how they will be handled i.e. whether a decision will be taken by Cabinet or Council, and whether there will be input from Overview & Scrutiny during the process.

1.3          Overview & Scrutiny receives an updated copy of the Forward Plan at each Panel meeting. The Panel can identify any item on the Forward Plan to be added to the Overview and Scrutiny work programme in order to be scrutinised further. A copy of the latest version of the Forward Plan is attached at Annex 1 to the report.

1.4          Members may wish to note that the new The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 requires that the Council gives 28 clear days’ notice of any key decision or of any reports which the Cabinet intends to consider in private session.

 

Contact Officer:

Charles Hungwe, Senior Democratic Services Officer, Ext 57186

Reporting to:

Nick Hughes, Committee Services Manager, Ext 57208

 

Annex List

 

Annex 1

Forward Plan & Exempt Cabinet Reports List

 

Background Papers

 

Title

Details of where to access copy

None

N/A

 

Corporate Consultation

 

Finance

Matt Sanham, Financial Services Manager

Legal

Tim Howes, Director of Corporate Governance & Monitoring Officer