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Items
No. Item

22.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Hartley and Councillor Massey.

23.

Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

24.

Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

The Leader indicated that he had accepted an urgent item of business - Re-Affirming Delegated Responsibilities to the Integrated Commissioning Board, to be considered at Item 10 on the Agenda.

25.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 27th August 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 27th August 2019 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

26.

Disposal of Land at Starkey Street / Langton Street Heywood - Recommendations of the Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider the recommendations of the Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee relating to the call in of the disposal of land at Starkey Street / Langton Street Heywood.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the receommendations of the Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee in relation to a decision that had been made by the Cabinet, at its meeting on 30th July (minute 28: Disposal of Land at Starkey Street/Langton Street, Heywood), which had subsequently been called-in by Councillors O’Rourke and Rush.

 

The matter had been considered by the Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 28th August 2019 and the following recommendations had been made:-

 

1.         That the matter be referred back to Cabinet for reconsideration with the following recommendations:

·         That Plot of land 2 (adjacent to Hilda Street) be released for disposal;

·         That Plots of land 1 and 3 be not disposed of and that further work be undertaken to assess the potential for future ownership of the land;

 

2.         That the way consultation responses on future reports of this nature is included be reviewed to ensure that the views of Townships are fully incorporated;

 

3.         That it be noted that the Communities Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee will undertake a review of the whole process for disposals of land as part of their work programme.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the recommendations of the Communities Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee be approved.

 

Eligible for call in – no

 

27.

Finance Update Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 456 KB

To consider the Finance Update Report 2019/20.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the report of the Chief Finance Officer which provided an update on the Council’s forecast 2019/20 financial position as at the end of July 2019.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

Not reporting on financial performance puts at risk the achievement of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan. Effective budget management is critical to ensuring financial resources are spent in line with the budget and are targeted towards the Council’s priorities. Monitoring enables the early identification of variations against the plan and facilitates timely corrective action.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the forecast 2019/20 budget positions for Revenue, Savings and Capital as at the end of July 2019 be noted;

 

2.    That the Revenue Budget Pressure Fund requests for 2019/20 totalling £0.030m, and 2020/21 totalling £0.040m detailed in section 4.1.6. of the report be approved;

 

3.    That the Health & Social Care Pool Budget position detailed in section 4.2.of the report be noted.

 

4.    That the net Capital budget increases of £0.069m shown in section 4.5.2. of the report be noted;

 

5.    That the Capital scheme reductions of £0.601m as detailed in section 4.5.3. of the report be noted.

 

6.    That the net Capital re-phasing of £5.948m detailed in section 4.5.4. of the report be noted;

 

7.    That the funding switches in the Capital Programme for Economy & Neighbourhoods detailed in 4.5.5. of the report be approved.

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

Cabinet Members should be kept updated on the financial position of the authority, as effective budget management is critical to ensuring the financial resources are spent in line with the budget and are targeted towards the Council’s priorities. Monitoring enables the early identification of variations against the plan and facilitates timely corrective action.

 

Eligible for call in – no

28.

Collection Fund 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To consider a report on the Collection Fund 2019/20.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the report of the Chief Finance Officer which provided an update on the forecast Collection Fund outturn position for 2019/20 as at the end of July 2019.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

Not reporting on financial performance puts at risk the achievement of the Authority’s Medium Term Financial Strategy. Effective financial management is critical to ensuring that financial resources are received in line with the budget, which enables them to be targeted towards the Council’s priorities. Monitoring enables the early identification of variations against the plan and facilitates timely corrective action.

 

Resolved:

 

1.     That the forecast 2019/20 Collection Fund outturn position be noted.

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

The Collection Fund forecast outturn report for 2019/20 is presented to Cabinet for noting as part of the budget monitoring process.

 

Eligible for call in – no

 

 

29.

Children's Services Budget Strategy pdf icon PDF 181 KB

To consider the Children's Services Budget Strategy.

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the report of the Director of Children’s Services which outlined the end of year position for 2018/19 in respect of Children’s Social Care (CSC) and the actions that are being progressed under a five year sustainability strategy to address the current service pressures and restore the CSC budget to a balanced position and steady state.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

The alternative of doing nothing and managing budget efficiencies through a programme of service reduction has been fully considered.  This is not a viable option as the Council is required to meet its statutory responsibilities to safeguard children.

 

The programme of innovations and investment are aimed at meeting this responsibility and improving outcomes for children, whilst delivering value for money.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the overall investment strategy for Children’s Social Care be approved;

 

2.    That the Greater Manchester innovation programme that is being progressed as detailed in the report and the risks associated with non-delivery of the benefits be noted. Cabinet will continue to receive detailed progress reports in line with agreed delivery targets and milestones;

 

3.    That the unfunded pressure and the continuation of the development of the strategy to address this issue be noted;

 

4.    That year 2 funding for stabilisation of the workforce of £880k from the Equalisation Reserve be approved.

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

The option of doing nothing is not viable, if demand were to continue on the current trajectory this would equate to a £46 million overspend by 2023/24. It is therefore essential that innovation and investment proposals are progressed.

 

The projects and strategy have been developed through detailed mapping of need levels; reviewing the research and evidence base of what works; reviewing all children in external placements and aligning proposed investment to areas of greatest need and demand.  This therefore increases the likelihood of achieving the stated aims.

 

Failure to do so would put the Council at risk of not being able to meet its statutory responsibilities both financially and in respect of meeting its responsibilities to provide help and protection to the most vulnerable children and families. Inherent in this would be reputational risk and risk of “failure” through adverse inspection findings.

Eligible for call in - yes

 

30.

Re-Affirming Delegated Responsibilities to the Integrated Commissioning Board pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider delegated responsibilities to the Integrated Commissioning Board.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the report of the Director of Resources which advised that in August 2019 the Integrated Commissioning Board (ICB) revised its terms of reference to reflect the requirements of the health and care system and the legal, financial and performance expectations of both the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Council. In light of these changes to the terms of reference for the ICB, the Council’s Scheme of Delegation has been reviewed.

 

Cabinet was requested to re-affirm the arrangements between itself and the CCG in relation to delegated responsibility for Adult Social Care and Public Health related functions (in respect of commissioning relating to Section 75 agreement and Better Care Fund) to the Integrated Commissioning Board (ICB) to act as lead commissioner of the Services outlined in the ICB terms of reference.

 

In considering the report, a Member of Cabinet requested further clarification on some of the wording contained within the report. The Director of Resources agree to take this matter up with the Members outside of Committee.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

No alternatives have been considered as Cabinet are asked to re-affirm a previous decision.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the revised terms of reference for the ICB as of August 2019 be noted;

 

2.    That approval be given to revise the Council’s Constitution (Part 3 Responsibility of Functions), in light of changes to the ICB terms of reference;

 

3.    That delegated responsibility to the ICB  be re-affirmed as follows:-

 

3.2    That the Strategy and Policy development for Health and Care for Rochdale Borough is delegated and approved by the Integrated Commissioning Board.

 

3.3    That the allocation of resources set by the Council for Health and Social Care be delegated to the Integrated Commissioning Board.

 

3.4      That the Integrated Commissioning Board will have sight of budgets in relation to health, social care, public health, adults and children’s in order to assure effective commissioning across all these areas of business and services.

 

3.5      That the pooled fund from the CCG and Cabinet continue and that Governance and Financial Management be delegated to the Integrated Commissioning Board.

 

3.6      That it be noted that within the Integrated Fund there are aligned budgets to which Cabinet and HMR CCG Governing Body will retain decision making powers for. Spending of aligned budgets will be reported to the Integrated Commissioning Board for information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. That approval be given to the following delegations to the ICB:-

 

1

Deliver the high-level commissioning strategy and health & wellbeing outcomes for the Borough in order to meet assessed population, community and individual need within the financial resources of the pooled funds over which the Integrated Commission Board has control.

2

Have responsibility for all executive matters relating to the pooled funds.

3

To be responsible for the allocation of health, social care and public health budgets and how these are spent.

4

To deliver the s75 Agreement in respect of the Better Care Fund, and implementation and monitoring of the fund.

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