Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 'C' - The Duke of Lancaster Room, County Hall, Preston. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

None.

County Councillors L Beavers, Mrs S Charles and T Martin were replaced at this meeting by County Councillors B Dawson, K Iddon and J Fillis respectively.

 

 

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.

10.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 14 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To be confirmed, and signed by the chair.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2019 were presented.

 

Resolved:  That the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2019 be confirmed and signed by the chair.

3.

The Localism Act 2011 – Pay Policy Statement 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report presented by Deborah Barrow, Head of Service for Human Resources, which outlined the council's pay policy statement for 2019/20 as required by the Localism Act 2011. The pay policy statement articulated the council's approach to a range of issues relating to the pay of its workforce, particularly its chief officers and its lowest paid employees. 

 

Resolved: That the Pay Policy Statement 2019/20, as set out at Appendix 'A', be recommended to Full Council for approval.

 

 

 

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:

None.

5.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on Monday 11 March 2019 at 2:00pm at County Hall, Preston.

Minutes:

It was noted that the next meeting of the Committee would be held on 11 March 2019 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.

Lancashire Renewables Ltd Mass Loss Operations

(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 is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interests in disclosing the information).

 

 

Minutes:

(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.)

 

Sue Harper, Interim Director of Community Services, presented a report outlining a proposal to change the organisational structure of Lancashire Renewables Ltd to maintain the changes to waste processing services at Thornton Waste Recovery Park.

 

Resolved:  That the changes in Lancashire Renewables Ltd's organisational structure, as set out in the report, to maintain the changes to waste processing services at Thornton Waste Recovery Park be approved.

 

9.

Compensation Payments Policy

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

 

Minutes:

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

 

Deborah Barrow, Head of Service for Human Resources, presented a report which set out proposals to formalise the council's existing Compensation Payments Policy and to enter into a new collective agreement with the trade unions regarding the permanent operation of the policy. 

 

In response to a question from the Chair, it was confirmed that there were no changes to the existing temporary arrangements in the proposal.

 

Resolved: That the Compensation Payments Policy, as set out in the report, be approved on a permanent basis with effect from 1 November 2018.

8.

Lancashire Renewables Ltd Annual Pay Review

(Not for Publication – Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972.  It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interests in disclosing the information).

 

Minutes:

(Exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and 4 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.)

 

Sue Harper, Interim Director of Community Services presented a report regarding the company's proposed basic salary increases from 1 January 2019, together with proposed changes to the recognition of service entitlement. 

 

It was noted that Lancashire Renewables Ltd's standard terms and conditions of employment, entitled employees  to a pay review in January of each year.

 

Resolved: That the implementation of Lancashire Renewables Ltd's pay proposal and the changes to the recognition of service entitlement, as set out in the report, be approved with effect from 1 January 2019, and following trade union and employee consultation.