Decision details

Cost and Financing of Disciplinary and Grievances Matters

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Retrospective Cabinet approval is required for legal costs of approximately £247,000 incurred to date associated with on-going disciplinary and grievance proceedings. Cabinet members are also asked to approve resources to facilitate the current plan for these proceedings, as future costs are estimated in the region of £450,000 to £486,000.

Decision:

Cabinet agreed the following:

 

1.  To approve the expenditure relating to these matters, in accordance with Rule 4 of the Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules;

 

2.  That a one-off 2020-21 supplementary General Fund revenue budget of £247,000 be retrospectively approved for external legal costs already incurred in relation to on-going disciplinary and grievance proceedings, to be funded from earmarked reserves; and

 

3.  That a one-off 2020-21 supplementary General Fund revenue budget of £486,000 be approved to create a financial provision for future anticipated external legal costs in relation to on-going disciplinary and grievance proceedings, to be funded from earmarked reserves.

 

Reasons for the decision:

Budget approval is required for costs incurred to dates and anticipated/possible future costs.

Alternative options considered:

None

Publication date: 09/06/2021

Date of decision: 08/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 08/06/2021 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 17/06/2021

Call-in deadline date: 16/06/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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