Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Thursday, 11th July, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Email: governance@harlow.gov.uk 

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Webcast Introduction

The Chair will read out the following statement:

 

“This meeting is being webcast live to our website (https://harlow.public-i.tv/core/portal/home) and will be available for repeated viewing after the meeting has ended.

 

By continuing to attend this meeting, you are consenting to being filmed and to appearing in the webcast.

 

I would like to remind all those participating in the meeting to use their microphones when they speak, and to turn them off once they have finished talking.”

Additional documents:

2.

Apologies for absence

Additional documents:

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

Additional documents:

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13 June 2024.

Additional documents:

5.

Matters Arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Additional documents:

6.

Written Questions from the Public

To receive any questions from members of the public in accordance with Rule 10 of the Council Procedure Rules.

Additional documents:

7.

Written Questions from Councillors

To receive any questions from Councillors in accordance with Rule 10 of the Council Procedure Rules.

Additional documents:

8.

Communications from the Leader

Additional documents:

9.

Petitions

To consider any petitions that have been referred to the Cabinet under the Council’s Petition Scheme.

Additional documents:

10.

Recent Relevant Decisions Taken by The Leader, Deputy or Portfolio Holder(s)

There have not been any decisions taken by Portfolio Holders under delegated powers since the last meeting of the Cabinet.

Additional documents:

11.

Outturn 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 550 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A      Endorses the outturn position for 2023/24 of £244,000 surplus, as set out within the report in respect for General Fund year ending 31 March 2024

 

B      Endorses the outturn position for 2023/24 of £1,023,000 deficit as set out within the report in respect for Housing Revenue Account year ending 31 March 2024.

 

C      Endorses the Non Housing Capital Programme (NHCP) outturn for 2023/24 is £26.071million and the Housing Capital Programme (HCP) outturn for 2023/24 is £64.633 million as set out in the report.

 

D      Endorses the Earmarked Reserves summary in Appendix E and Delegated authority is given to Deputy section 151 Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance to agree the final reserve position upon completion of the Statement of Accounts 2023/24.

 

E      Approves £144,000 from the general fund surplus to be contributed to a transformation earmarked reserve for identified projects within the transformation programme.

 

F       Approves £100,000 from the general fund surplus to be contributed to a climate change earmarked reserve to support the delivery of the climate change action plan.

 

G      Approves the Period 12 reprofiling into 2024/25 within the Non-Housing and Housing Capital Programmes included within Appendices C and D.

 

H      Approves the carry forward of resources from 2023/24 to 2024/25 as set out in Appendix F.

 

12.

Performance, Finance and Risk - May pdf icon PDF 350 KB

Additional documents:

13.

Local Government Productivity Plan pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A      Cabinet notes the Productivity Plan to be submitted to Department for Levelling Up, Homes and Communities, at Appendix A of this report, and approves it for publication on the council’s website.

14.

Housing Assistance Policy pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A      Cabinet approves the revised Housing Assistance Policy attached as Appendix A to the report.

 

B      Subject to recommendation A, delegates authority to the appropriate Assistant Director – Planning and Environment, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Public Protection to minor and inconsequential amendments to the policy and to approve for giving it effect as may be necessary from time to time.

15.

Disposal of 4 Mill House pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Harlow Council sell Flat 4 Mill House, 206 Old Road, Old Harlow.

16.

Debt Write Offs pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that irrecoverable Non Domestic Rates amounting to £158,473.81 be written off.

17.

Communications from Committees/Working Groups/Parties and Panels

Additional documents:

17a

Referral from Licensing Committee - Review of Hackney Carriage Tariffs pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A      The Hackney Carriage Tariff Schedule, as attached in Appendix A to the report, be adopted.

 

B      The Assistant Director Planning and Environment be authorised to take the necessary steps as stated in the original report to implement the tariff changes with effect from 5 August 2024.

18.

Minutes of Panels/Working Groups

To note the following draft minutes of Cabinet appointed bodies. Minutes remain draft until approved by the relevant body.

Additional documents:

19.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.

Additional documents: