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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are required to declare any pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests they or their spouse/partner may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting. Interests are defined on the inside cover of this agenda.

3.

MINUTES OF CABINET pdf icon PDF 327 KB

4.

THINK WORK STRATEGY AND APPRENTICESHIP PLAN 2019-2022 pdf icon PDF 532 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          approved the Think Work Strategy and Apprenticeship Plan 2019-2022 as at appendices 1 and 2 of the report; and

(2)          delegated to the Strategic Director of Economic Growth and Housing Delivery, in consultation with the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance and in accordance with Financial Regulations, authority  ...  view the full decision text for item 4.

5.

GROWTH SCRUTINY COMMITTEE THEMED REVIEW 18-19: SMART CITIES pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)  noted the Growth Scrutiny Committee Themed Review report;

 

(2)  agreed that the recommendations outlined in the report be adopted and taken forward as outlined in the proposed response in appendix 2 of the report.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

The Committee has reviewed the Council’s policy and practice, and its  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

6.

FINANCIAL MONITORING: MONTH 4 (JULY) pdf icon PDF 836 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the projected revenue expenditure position of a balanced budget as at month 4 as mitigating management actions are taken to reduce the increasing pressure;

(2)          agreed the savings proposals detailed in Appendix 1 of the report;

(3)          noted the capital financial position at month 4, as detailed  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

7.

MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2019/20 - 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 533 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)                noted the revised assumptions contained in the MTFS at Appendix 1 of the report;

(2)                noted the potential funding gap of net £4.458 million in 2020/21 comprising the following elements:

Ø  £1.0 million in efficiencies already approved at February 2019 Cabinet

Ø  £3.5 million from one-year delay to  ...  view the full decision text for item 7.

8.

ADOPTION OF ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR (ASB) STRATEGY 2019-2024 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the outcome of the review of the previous ASB service offer and the development of a new strategy;

(2)          noted the outcome of the piloted approach to the resolution of ASB in hotspot areas at Appendix 1 of the report;

(3)          noted the outcome of the consultation  ...  view the full decision text for item 8.

9.

EXTENSION OF HOME-BASED SUPPORT DYNAMIC PURCHASING SYSTEM pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved up to 12-months extension to the current Dynamic Purchasing System for home-based support.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

 

Extend the current arrangements to develop a new model of home-based support

Pros – Allows sufficient time for the development of a new model of home-based support, supporting home-based support providers to  ...  view the full decision text for item 9.

10.

GOVTECH CATALYST CHALLENGE pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to accept up to £1.25m of GovTech Catalyst Challenge funding.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

Continue to monitor housing delivery using traditional methods – “do nothing.”

Develop bespoke solution to improve monitoring of housing delivery without engaging in the GovTech Catalyst Challenge.

 

 

11.

SCHOOL TERM DATES 2020/21 AND 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 414 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)  agreed the school year dates for academic year 2020/21, set out in a

            Table in Appendix A of the report. These dates are as follows:

 

(a)  Autumn Term: (73 days) Wednesday 2 September 2020 to Friday

                  18 December 2020. Half term holiday Monday 26 October 2020 to  ...  view the full decision text for item 11.

12.

PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY OF TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet agreed:

(1)          the proposed solution to procure a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) model to support the continuation to purchase large temporary accommodation supply, in continued partnership with the London Boroughs of Enfield, Newham and Redbridge as set out in paragraph 3.6 of the report; and

(2)          to delegate the  ...  view the full decision text for item 12.

13.

IMPLEMENTATION OF ENFORCEMENT POLICY UNDER TENANT FEES ACT 2019 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)  agreed that the Council adopts the new enforcement powers contained within the Tenants Fees Act 2019;

 

(2)  agreed the Housing Enforcement Policy at Appendix 1 of the report, which has been amended to include the policy on determining the appropriate level of financial penalties to impose under the  ...  view the full decision text for item 13.

14.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the outcome of the consultation undertaken as set out in paragraph 6 of the report;

(2)          agreed, subject to the outcome of the consultation, the deletion of 5 chief officer posts and creation of 4 chief officer posts as set out in the main report and Appendix  ...  view the full decision text for item 14.

15.

ESSEX CLOSE SITE: FUNDING DRAWDOWN AND APPROPRIATION OF LAND pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)          agreed to a new capital budget of £3.641m in the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital programme funded by GLA grant, sales of shared ownership property, borrowing and other housing capital resources to fund the affordable housing to be built for the HRA;

(2)          agreed to new capital budgets  ...  view the full decision text for item 15.

16.

AMENDMENTS TO THE COUNCIL HOUSING CONSTRUCTION FRAMEWORK pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)  agreed to extend the duration of the Council Housing Construction Framework Agreement to the full four years to 14th December 2019 and issue a Voluntary Transparency Notice (VTN) in the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with section 72 (3) of the Public Procurement Regulations  ...  view the full decision text for item 16.