Public Services Reform Policy and Accountability Committee - Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Online - Virtual Meeting. View directions

Contact: David Abbott  Email:

Link: Watch the meeting live on YouTube

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Apologies for absence


Roll call and declarations of interest

A roll call will be carried out to confirm attendance and members will have the opportunity to declare any interests.


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.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous two meetings held on 16 November 2020 and 28 January 2021 (Joint Budget Meeting).

Additional documents:


Public Participation

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


You can watch the meeting live on YouTube:



Equality, Diversity and Inclusion matters in H&F pdf icon PDF 370 KB

This report updates the committee on corporate initiatives as part of ensuring that Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is at the core of services to residents.


Workforce Equality, Diversity & Inclusion pdf icon PDF 380 KB

This report updates the committee on the focused and fast paced programme of work to enliven our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion goals.


Workforce Efficiency: Reducing Agency Spend pdf icon PDF 302 KB

This report provides an update on activity being undertaken to reduce agency spend across the council.



Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for 27 July 2021.