Agenda and decisions

MOVED (from 13/07/20), Cabinet
Monday, 20th July, 2020 6.30 pm

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Contact: Victoria Lower
020 8726 6000 x14773  Email: victoria.lower@croydon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 269 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 8 June 2020 as an accurate record.

3.

Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

4.

Urgent Business (If any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

5.

Croydon Together: Update on our ongoing response to Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 265 KB

Officer: Jo Negrini

Key decision: no

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To note the report and the activities of the Council working with partners to respond to the impacts of Covid-19 across Croydon.

6.

Responding to the Local Government Funding Challenge pdf icon PDF 406 KB

Officer: Jo Negrini

Key decision: yes

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Note the extraordinary financial context, as set out in the report;

 

2.    Called-in;

 

3.    Note the statements from the Head of Paid Service, S151 Officer and Monitoring Officer; and

 

4.    Called-in.

 

7.

July Financial Review pdf icon PDF 513 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

Key decision: yes

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To approve

 

1.    Called-in.

 

2.    The amendment to the capital programme as detailed in section 8 of the report.

 

3.    Called-in.

 

4.    Called-in.

 

5.    The principle of the agreement to enter into a loan with M&G for investment in affordable housing as set out in section 11 of the report.

 

RESOLVED: To note

 

6.    The final outturn of the 2019/20 revenue budget as detailed in section 3 of the report.

 

7.    The final outturn of the capital programme for 2019/20 as detailed in section 3 of the report.

 

8.    The slippage within the capital programme from 2019/20 into 2020/21 is under review. Approvals being sought will be presented to Cabinet as part of the Q1 financial monitoring report.  The current agreed capital programme is detailed in Section 8 of the report.

 

9.    The update on the Revolving Investment fund as detailed in section 3.15 of the report.

 

10.The changes being proposed for the budget setting process and Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), and that more details will be presented to the cabinet in September 2020.

8.

Increasing Housing Supply pdf icon PDF 787 KB

Officer: Shifa Mustafa

Key decision: yes

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Approve the borrowing facility of up to £30.6m to enable the investment in the acquisition of 165 new homes from Brick by Brick Croydon (Limited) (‘Brick by Brick’) to be let at council rents  

 

2.    Approve the use of up to £8.04m Right to Buy Receipts to reduce the level of borrowing required 

 

3.    Agree to the propose that the rental levels for the properties held within the HRA to be charged on a formula rent basis  

 

4.    Delegate to the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Homes and Gateway Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources the authority to approve of the purchase of affordable rented units constructed by Brick by Brick as council homes 

 

5.    Note the proposed purchase of additional Brick by Brick homes for use as Emergency Temporary Accommodation in line with the Cabinet decision taken in March 2020 under the Increasing Housing Supply paper. 

 

9.

Croydon Offer for Care Leavers, Commitment to Children in Care and National Pledge pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Officer: Robert Henderson

Key decision: yes

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To agree that Croydon Council and its partners

 

·         Adopt the National Pledge for children in care and care leavers;

·         Make a Croydon Commitment to children in care; and

·         Provide a refreshed local offer for Croydon’s care leavers.

 

 

10.

Stage 2: Response to recommendations arising from Scrutiny & Overview Committee on 10 February 2020, Streets, Environment & Homes Scrutiny Sub-Committee on 4 February 2020, Scrutiny & Overview Committee on 25 February 2020 and Health & Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee on 10 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To approve the response and action plans attached to the report at Appendix A and that these be reported to the Scrutiny and Overview Committee or relevant Sub-Committees.

11.

Investing in our Borough pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Officer: Jacqueline Harris Baker

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:

 

RESOLVED: To

 

1.    Recommend to the Leader of the Council that prior to the next meeting of Cabinet in September, in respect of any contracts and property acquisitions and disposals valued over £500k and that have not previously been notified or reported to Cabinet, the nominated Cabinet Member in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources or, where the nominated member is the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the Leader, be authorised to agree the award of such contracts. Note that any awards made under this delegation will be notified in the standard contracts report to the next meeting of Cabinet.

 

RESOLVED: To note

 

2.    The list of decisions pursuant to Part 5 A Article 1.7 (Urgency Decisions) of the Council’s Constitution, made as relevant body by the nominated Cabinet Member in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources or, where the nominated member is the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the Leader, as set out in section 4.1 of the report.

 

3.    The contracts between £500,000 and £5,000,000 anticipated to be awarded by the nominated Cabinet Member, in consultation with the nominated Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources or, where the nominated Cabinet Member is the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, in consultation with the Leader, as set out in section 4.1.1 of the report.

 

4.    The list of delegated award decisions made by theDirector of Commissioning and Procurement, between 18/05/2020 – 17/06/2020, as set out in section 4.1.2 of the report.

 

5.    Delegated award decisions for contracts over £500,000 in value made by the nominated Cabinet Member in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources or, where the nominated Cabinet Member is the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the Leader since the last meeting of Cabinet, as set out in Section 4.2.1 of the report.

12.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”