(Informal), Finance, Commercial Revenue and Contracts Policy & Accountability Committee - Wednesday, 28th July, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Online - Virtual Meeting. View directions

Contact: Bathsheba Mall  Email:

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To approve as an accurate record, and the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting held on 31 March 2021.


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter. The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.


Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.


Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee.


Public Participation

This meeting is being held remotely. If you would like to ask a question about any of the items on the agenda, either remotely or in writing, please contact:


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This report sets out the provisional 2020/21 General Fund outturn. It reiterates some of the risks identified through Covid-19 related council expenditure and increased costs and pressures as pandemic restrictions ease.  The report also details the provisional Housing Revenue Account outturn, and provides information about the Funding for the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) High Needs Block (HNB) which continues to be experience pressure.



Commercial Revenue pdf icon PDF 151 KB

This report considers the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on commercial income across the Council, the steps taken to mitigate and protect income and the opportunities and plans for 2021/22 onwards.


Please note that Appendix 2 is not for publication on the basis that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

Additional documents:


Restoration of Hammersmith Bridge pdf icon PDF 534 KB

This report sets out emerging possibilities for delivery entities and funding options available to the council with a preference identified. Hammersmith Bridge will continue to require long term on-going monitoring and maintenance. Any preferred option should satisfy this requirement. Owing to its state of repair, the Council must address the delivery of a repair and restoration project for Hammersmith Bridge.



Process Engineering Series - TBC

The purpose of this item is to hear about the perspectives and experiences of those based in the private sector to talk through different approaches that the council can learn from to help achieve greater efficiencies.



Committee Work Programme


Dates of future meetings

The date of the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 17 November 2021