Agenda and decisions

The Executive
Monday, 17th February, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Llangefni. View directions

Contact: Ann Holmes 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest from a Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.

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2.

Urgent matters certified by the Chief Executive or her Appointed Officer

No urgent matters at the time of dispatch of this agenda.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 320 KB

To submit for confirmation, the draft minutes of the meetings of the Executive held on the following dates:-

 

  13 January 2020 (Budget)

  20 January 2020 (Extraordinary)

  27 January 2020

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Decision:

It was resolved that the minutes of the previous meetings of the Executive held on the following dates be approved as correct –

 

·      13 January, 2020

·      20 January, 2020

·      27 January, 2020

4.

The Executive's Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 800 KB

To submit a report by the Head of Democratic Services.

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Decision:

It was resolved to confirm the Executive’s updated Forward Work Programme for the period March to October, 2020 with the additional changes outlined at the meeting.

5.

Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To submit a report by the Head of Democratic Services.

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Decision:

It was resolved to recommend to the County Council -

 

·        That the draft Strategic Equality Plan for 2020-2024 be approved and to authorise Officers in consultation with the Portfolio Holder to complete and publish the Plan by 31 March, 2020.

·        That arrangements are put in place for the Partnership and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee to monitor progress on equality on an annual basis as a matter of course.

6.

Business Rates Discretionary Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 546 KB

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

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Decision:

It was resolved –

 

·        To adopt a Discretionary Business Rates Relief Framework – Charities and Non-Profit Making Organisations as detailed in Appendix C to the report.

·        That the Discretionary Business Rates Relief Framework will apply for the financial years up to 31 March, 2026.

·        To instruct the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer to ensure that the administrative procedures before 31 March, 2020 advise relevant charities and non-profit making organisations that the policy will apply from 1 April, 2020 and will cease on 31 March, 2026.

7.

Housing Rent HRA and Housing Service Charges 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 664 KB

To submit a report by the Head of Housing.

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Decision:

It was resolved 

 

           To approve the rent increase in line with the Welsh Government target rent based on collection over 51 weeks.

           That all rents below target of between £0.41 - £4.47 be increased by 2.7% plus an amount up to the maximum of £2.00 per week to bring to target rent towards convergence.

           That all rents below target rent of between £3.87 - £5.01 be increased by 2.7% plus £2.00 per week.

           That the rent for the 3 properties that are above target rent should remain at their current levels.

           That the rent of all garages be increased by 22p per week.

           That the service charges costs as noted within section 3.3 of the report be applied to all tenants who receive the relevant services.

8.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 294 KB

To consider adoption of the following:-

 

“Under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, to exclude the press and public from the meeting during discussion on the following item on the grounds that it may involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the said Act and in the attached Public Interest Test”.

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9.

Risk Based Verification Policy - Benefit

To submit a report by the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer.

Decision:

It was resolved –

 

·        To note and endorse the proposal for the Benefits Section to introduce a risk based verification process for the administration of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.

·        To approve the Risk Based Verification Policy as detailed in Appendix A to the report and to note that the Audit and Governance Committee will review this policy annually.

·        To instruct the Director of Function (Resources)/Section 151 Officer to ensure that the necessary arrangements are made for the introduction of risk based verification in accordance with an agreed timetable.