Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Thursday, 16th June, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: charles hungwe 

Items
No. Item

Minute Silence

Members held a minute silence in tribute to MP Jo Cox who passed away on 16/6/16 after receiving injuries from an attack in Birstall, Leeds.

340.

Apologies for Absence

341.

Declarations of Interest

    To receive any declarations of interest. Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest form attached at the back of this agenda. If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that form and hand it to the officer clerking the meeting and then take the prescribed course of action.

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

342.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB

343.

Manston CPO Soft Market Testing Exercise pdf icon PDF 162 KB

344.

Establishment of East Kent Services Committee and Associated Arrangements pdf icon PDF 192 KB

    Minutes:

    Cabinet considered the report on the Establishment of East Kent Services Committee and Associated Arrangements which looked to amend delegations to the Committee to accord with changes to recent public procurement legislation.

     

    It was noted that the term ‘economically advantageous’ included the relative weighting to be attributed to quality and price (or cost) rather than cost or price alone.

     

    Councillor K Gregory spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1.

     

    Councillor Wells proposed, Councillor Stummer-Schmertzing seconded and Members agreed that:

     

    ‘Cabinet recommend to Council:

     

    That the delegation effected by paragraph 28 of Schedule 5 to the Original Report be amended to read as follows:-

    “Acceptance of the lowest or most economically advantageous tender or bid for the carrying out of works for the committee, the purchase, leasing or hiring of goods, materials and equipment by the committee, or the supply of services to the committee, provided that budget provision is available.”

     

    And that the delegation effected by paragraph 31 of Schedule 5 to the Original Report be amended to read as follows:-

    “The assignment or novation of a contract (subject to the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015).”’

345.

Council Tax Support Scheme 2017/18 - Consultation pdf icon PDF 116 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Cabinet considered the report which addressed the council’s requirement to consult on a new Council Tax Support Scheme.

     

    Councillor I Gregory spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1.

     

    Councillor Townend proposed, Councillor Wells seconded and Cabinet agreed the recommendations as set out in paragraph seven of the report, with an amendment to point three, namely:

     

    ‘It is recommended that Members:

     

    1.  Approve the broad framework for public consultation on a number of possible modifications to the scheme as set out in Appendix 1 including;

     

    a)  increasing the minimum contribution rate for working age claimants to 10% or 15%;

    b)  reducing the capital limit to £6,000;

    c)  including Child Benefit and Child maintenance in the assessment of income;

    d)  introducing a standard non-dependant deduction of £10 per week;

    e)  introducing a Minimum Income Floor for self-employed claimants (based upon the living wage at 35 hours per week for full time or 16 hours a week for part-time workers);

    f)  aligning regulations of the ‘base’ CTS scheme with HB and (prescribed) Pension Age CTS scheme; and

    g)  Introducing a band cap at a band C or band D.

     

    2.  Consult on the introduction of an exceptional hardship scheme.

     

    3.  Consult on other ways of meeting the costs identified in the report.

     

    4.  Give delegated authority to the Director of Corporate Resources to approve amendments to the consultation, the material to be used and the consultation methodology;

     

    5.  Give delegated authority to the Director of Corporate Resources to agree with the major preceptors (Kent County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Service) the basis for any future contribution from the major preceptors to the scheme administration costs and any tax base incentivisation scheme; and:

     

    6.  Note and take account of the contents of the first stage Equalities Impact Assessment appended to this report and confirm that a full Equalities Impact Assessment will be prepared and considered prior to any decision on the new CTSS.’

346.

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

347.

Quarter 4 Corporate Performance Report pdf icon PDF 153 KB

348.

Agree amended terms of reference of the QEQM Hospital Cabinet Advisory Group pdf icon PDF 133 KB

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Representation On Executive Appointed Outside Bodies for 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Cabinet considered the report which contained the Leader’s choice of appointments to the Executive outside bodies for 2016/17

     

    Councillor Taylor-Smith spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1.

     

    Councillor Wells  proposed, Councillor L Fairbrass seconded and Cabinet agreed the list of nominations to the Executive-related outside bodies as shown at Annex 1 of the report, subject to the amendment that Councillor Ken Gregory is the substitute on the Domestic Violence Forum.

     

     

    The list of nominations to the Executive-related outside bodies was as follows:

     

    List of Executive Outside Bodies – for the year, 2016/17

     

    Name of Outside Body

    No. of

    Reps

    Nomination

    British Ports Association

    1

    Councillor Hunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    British Resorts Association (AGM, Annual Conference and Executive Meetings)

    1

    Councillor Iris Johnston

    Community Safety Partnership

    1

    Councillor Lin Fairbrass

    Domestic Violence Forum

    1 +

    1 sub

    Councillor Janet Falcon

    Councillor K Gregory (sub)

    East Kent Opportunities Ltd

    1

    Councillor Chris Wells

    East Kent Spatial Development Company

    1

    Councillor  Hunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    Kent Police and Crime Panel

    1

    CouncillorChris Wells

    Local Government Association Coastal Special Interest Group

    1

    CouncillorHunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    Local Government Association District Councils’ Network

     

    1

    CouncillorChris Wells

    Local Government Association (General Assembly)

    1

    CouncillorChris Wells

    Local Government Association Strategic Aviation Specialist Interest Group

    1

    Councillor Derek Crow-Brown

    Margate Town Partnership

    1

    CouncillorMick Tomlinson

    South East England Councils

    1

    Councillor Lin Fairbrass

    Supporting People in Kent Commissioning Body

    1

    CouncillorLin Fairbrass

    Thanet Harbour Users’ Groups

    1

    +

    1 sub

    CouncillorHunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    Councillor L. Fairbrass (sub)

    Thanet Quality Bus Partnership

    1

    Councillor Jennifer Matterface

    Tourism South East

    1

    CouncillorHunter Stummer-Schmertzing

    Your Leisure Thanet Sub Group

    2

    Councillor Suzanne Brimm

    Councillor Lin Fairbrass