Agenda and minutes

Venue: Cabinet Room 'C' - The Duke of Lancaster Room, County Hall, Preston

Contact: Chris Mather  Tel: (01772) 533559, Email:  chris.mather@lancashire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

County Councillor B Dawson replaced County Councillor A Ali at this meeting.

 

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

None.

2.

Disclosure of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Members are asked to consider any pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests they may have to disclose to the meeting in relation to matters under consideration on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

3.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 7 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To be confirmed, and signed by the chair.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 7 October 2019 were presented.

 

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 7 October 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.

 

4.

Urgent Business

An item of urgent business may only be considered under this heading where, by reason of special circumstances to be recorded in the minutes, the chair of the meeting is of the opinion that the item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.  Wherever possible, the Chief Executive should be given advance warning of any member’s intention to raise a matter under this heading.

Minutes:

The Chair agreed that the following item could be considered at the meeting, as Joint Consultative Forum meetings needed to be scheduled for January 2020:

 

Joint Consultative Forum Constitution: Number of, Frequency of and Attendees at meetings.

 

Deborah Barrow, Head of Service, Human Resources reported that following changes to the senior management structure, the Joint Consultative Forum Constitution, which enabled local Trade Union meetings in Directorates, needed to be amended to allow Directorates to decide on the number of, frequency of and attendees at the meetings to provide more flexibility. The proposed changes had been agreed with Trade Unions and Directors.

 

Resolved: That Deborah Barrow, Head of Service, Human Resources, make the proposed changes to the support element of the Constitution for the Joint Consultative Forum, to allow flexibility with regards to the number of, frequency of and attendees at the forum meetings.

5.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the committee will be held on Monday 10 February 2020 at 2pm at County Hall, Preston.

Minutes:

It was noted that the next meeting of the Committee would be held on Monday 10 February 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at County Hall, Preston.

 

6.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The committee is asked to consider whether, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, it considers that the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972, as indicated against the heading to the item.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the press and members of the public be excluded fromthe meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972.

It was considered that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosingthe information.

 

7.

Change to Terms and Conditions of Service for the Senior Coroner

Minutes:

(Not for Publication – Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interests in disclosing the information).

 

The committee considered a report from Janet Mather, Coroner Services Manager, regarding a proposed amendment to the terms and conditions of service of the Senior Coroner.

 

Resolved:  That the recommendation, regarding a proposed amendment to the terms and conditions of service of the Senior Coroner, as set out in the report and presented to the meeting, be agreed.

 

8.

Payment of Market Supplements to Members of the ICT Solutions Architect Teams

Minutes:

(Not for Publication – Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 2 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interests in disclosing the information).

 

The committee considered a report from Deborah Barrow, Head of Service, Human Resources, regarding market supplements to members of the ICT Solutions Architect team.

In response to a question it was confirmed that when future operational requirements were determined, after June 2020, this would be an opportunity to consider a model that best fits the needs of the service.

 

Resolved: That the recommendations with regard to the market supplements paid to members of the ICT Solutions Architect team, as set out in the report and presented to the meeting, be agreed.

 

9.

Local Pensions Partnership Appointment of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

(Not for Publication – Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972. It was considered that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interests in disclosing the information).

 

The committee considered a report from Laura Sales, Director of Corporate Services, regarding the appointment of a permanent Chief Executive Officer of Local Pensions Partnership Limited.

 

In response to a question it was confirmed that the issue of succession planning for the role had been discussed and was under consideration.

 

Resolved: That

 

(i)  The recommended appointment for the permanent Chief Executive Officer of Local Pensions Partnership Limited, be approved.

 

(ii)  The recommended pay proposal be approved in principle, subject to required discussions with the Greater London Authority. 

 

(iii)  The decision be delegated to the Director of Corporate Services in conjunction with the chair of the Employment Committee, as to whether the Chief Executive Officer's final pay should be referred back to the Employment Committee if the Greater London Authority recommend a significant variation to the pay proposal agreed in principle.