Leader's Urgent Decisions and Cabinet Member Decisions

This page contains a comprehensive record of all Leader's Urgent Decisions. It also shows Cabinet Members' Decisions from December 2016 onwards. To search for earlier Cabinet Members' Decisions click on Search Committee Documents then filter by committee, choosing the 'Cabinet Members' Decisions' option.

Decisions published

11/02/2019 - Transport Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) – Final Submission to Transport for London ref: 3938    Recommendations Approved

In November 2018 Cabinet agreed to issue a draft Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) for consultation, as required by Transport for London (TfL), and to delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents Services following analysis of the results of the consultation and comments from TfL, to submit a revised final version of LIP 3 to TfL. LIP3 shows how the council intend to implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy (MTS) in the borough. This report gives a summary of the consultation responses and the changes proposed to LIP 3 as a result. Most of the changes involve providing further information and details on various aspects of LIP 3, but no fundamental changes in policy or programmes are proposed.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Environment

Decision published: 29/07/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

To submit the final Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) as revised in Appendix 2 to Transport for London for the approval of the Mayor.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Bainbridge


05/02/2019 - Fire safety improvement works: Upgrading fire doors in 10 storeys and above and higher risk premises and dry risers in 6 to 9 storey buildings ref: 3790    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out fire safety improvement works as part of the fire safety plus programme to make our buildings safer and protect residents to a higher standard. These improvements include upgrading fire door sets and screens in buildings that are 10 or more storeys (excluding 10 complex schemes, separate programme) or in other higher risk buildings as identified through fire risk assessment and installing dry risers in buildings over 18 metres where they are absent.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 18/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Decision:

It is recommended that the Cabinet Member for Housing:

1.1.        Approve the appointment of Kier Group under the South East Consortium’s Fire Remedial Works framework direct award procedure for the works set out in Appendix A at a total cost of up to [figure in exempt report] for a period of up to 18 months from commencement.

1.2.        Approve a waiver pursuant to CSO 3 of the usual tendering requirements of Contract Standing Orders (CSO) 10 for the appointment of a supplier to provide validation services for a sample of the installations described in Appendix A, on the grounds that this would be in the Council’s overall interests.

1.3.        Approve the appointment of Oakleaf Group to validate a sample of the installations described in Appendix A through third party accreditation of up to 20% sample of door sets at a total cost of up to [figure in exempt report] for a period of up to 18 months from commencement.

1.4.        To note that the total scheme/project value including project management is up to [figure is in exempt report].

1.5.        Note that the waiver of the charges associated with the works described in Appendix A (and normally chargeable to leaseholders) under the Fire Safety Plus programme to which the Council is already committed means non-recovery against the Housing Revenue Account.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Buckley


12/02/2019 - Procurement of Hammersmith & Fulham Internet Capacity Expansion ref: 3788    Recommendations Approved

The council needs to expand its current Internet pipe to enable more consistent and available connection to the Internet for critical council systems.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services

Decision published: 14/02/2019

Effective from: 12/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet member is asked to approve:

 

1.    The rental of an additional 200Mb connection to the Internet for 4 years at a total of £82,800 through the existing LOT 4 framework.  Year one cost of £20,700 to be funded from the Corporate Technology and IT fund. Years 2-4 to be funded from efficiencies in the operational budget.

 

2.    The purchase of enabling professional services and on-boarding fees provided by BT, for a one-off cost of £11,400. This will be funded from the Corporate Technology and IT fund.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Howell Huws


25/01/2019 - Jepson House - Automated Opening Vents Direct Award ref: 3787    Recommendations Approved

Jepson House is a 17-floor high rise building with 2 automatic opening vents on each floor which in the event of a fire disperses smoke out of the building. Currently only 4 floors have workable automatic opening vents which is a serious health and safety risk. At the last safety inspection in May 2018 all the AOV’s were fully operational and the damage has been caused since then. It is felt that the damaged AOV’s may have been forced open during the hot weather in the summer period.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 12/02/2019

Effective from: 25/01/2019

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Housing:

 

1.    Approve a waiver pursuant to Contract Standing Orders (CSO) 3.1 in relation to the competition requirements of CSO 10.2 (to advertise the contract and seek quotations or use a framework) to enable the direct award of a contract for automatic opening vents at Jepson House, on the grounds that this is in the Council’s overall interests.

 

2.    Approve a direct award of contract to Allied Protection Services in the sum of £73,000 to replace 34 Automatic Opening Valves at Jepson House.

 

Wards affected: Sands End;

Lead officer: Steve Glazebrook


04/02/2019 - Leader's Urgent Decision - School Budget Shares (Dedicated Schools Grant) 2019 ref: 3762    Recommendations Approved

To obtain cabinet approval of the Schools budgets as calculated in the Authority Proforma Tool 1920 and to update on High Needs block Phase 1 Savings, Early Years Budget and Central Services Savings.

 

Reasons for urgency:

 

The final schools budget allocation from the Education & Skills Funding Agency is due for release on 14th December 2018. The deadline for submission of final 2019/2020 Schools Budget Authority Proforma Tool to the Education & Skills Funding Agency is the 21st January 2019 and requires both Schools Forum and Local.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

 

1.1.        To approve the Local Authority formula for allocating resources to Hammersmith & Fulham schools for 2019/20 as set out in Appendix 1, the Authority Proforma Tool (APT) for setting school budgets.

 

1.2.        To approve the NFF transitional factors (as set out in Appendix 1 and explained more fully in Appendix 2) as the basis for calculating the 2019/20 schools funding formula, together with a 0.5% per pupil Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) protection for individual schools versus 2018/19 funding levels.

 

1.3.        To approve the dis-application request to transfer £1m (0.97% of the total schools block allocation) from the schools block to the high needs block in the 2019/20 financial year.

 

1.4.        To approve one off falling rolls protection is awarded to schools with greater than 5% but no more than 20% role reduction year on year to allow support to schools as action is taken to mitigate or reverse the impact of the falling roll, excluding schools where there is a pre- known roll reduction because of a bulge class ageing out.   That £74,624 be allocated to the schools listed below:

 

School Name

2019/20 £

Ark Swift Primary Academy

25,458

Fulham Primary

16,227

Old Oak Primary

8,858

Queen’s Manor School and Special Needs Unit

1,191

Fulham College Boys School

22,890

Total

74,624

Unallocated Funding

150,375

 

1.5.        To approve a provision of up to £148,000 within the remaining unallocated falling roles provision in paragraph 2.4 to provide falling roles protection for one academy secondary school subject to achieving a good or outstanding Ofsted rating in the next financial year in line with government regulations for falling roles financial support.

 

1.6.        To approve that the Cabinet Member for Children and Education be delegated decision-making authority with respect to the remaining falling roles provision up to £148,000, on recommendation of the Director of Children’s Services and in consultation with Schools Forum.

 

1.7.        To approve £706,000 of schools’ block budgets be allocated to maintained schools through the Authority Proforma Tool are de-delegated back to the local authority in line with 2018/19. Dedelegation is the process in Schools Finance regulations whereby delegated schools funding is returned to Council control.

Proposed De-delegation

Proposed 2019/20 Budget £

Maintained Schools in Financial Difficulty/Contingency

200,000

Maintained Schools Trade Union Cover

140,000

Maintained Schools Maternity Cover Fund

140,000

Maintained Schools Licence Fees

40,000

Behavioural Support (SEND)

29,000

Free School Meals Eligibility

32,000

Underperforming Ethnic Groups

125,000

Total

706,000

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tony Burton


04/02/2019 - Details Of The Interim Housing Repairs Delivery Model: Exempt Aspects (E) ref: 3785    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019




04/02/2019 - Linford Christie Outdoor Sports Stadium - Public Consultation On Options: Exempt Aspects (E) ref: 3781    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019


04/02/2019 - Closure Of On-Site Print Services: Exempt Aspects (E) ref: 3780    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019



04/02/2019 - Financial Plan For Council Homes: The Housing Revenue Account Financial Strategy, 2019/20 Housing Revenue Account Budget And 2019/20 Rent Reduction ref: 3776    For Determination

This report covers the 2019/20 budget for the Council’s homes (also known as the annual Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget).

 

Reasons for urgency:

This report needs to be approved by Cabine in February to approve the Housing Revenue Account 2019/20 budget for Council homes.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.      To approve the Housing Revenue Account 2019/20 budget for Council homes as set out in Table 1.

 

2.      To approve a rent reduction of 1% from April 1st 2019 which equates to an average weekly decrease of £1.16 in 2018/19 (as required under the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016).

 

3.      To approve 2018/19 capital programme slippage of £1.4m

 

4.      To recommend that Full Council approves the HRA capital programme for 2018/19 to 2022/23 for a total of £255m including additions of £41.9m in 2022/23 which are presented in Table 4 (with individual schemes subject to Cabinet approval where appropriate).

 

5.      To note the 5-year revenue budgets for 2019/20 to 2023/24 (Table 1).

 

6.      To note the 40 Year Financial Plan for Council Homes for 2019/20 to 2058/59 as set out in section 5 of this report.

 

7.      To note the HRA Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) which includes revenue growth relating to the restructure of the Growth & Place department of £1.94m (see Appendix 2) and also plans to deliver on-going annual revenue savings of £0.1million per annum from 2019/20 rising to £0.8million per annum from 2020/21 and £0.9million per annum from 2021/22 onwards with savings coming principally from better stock condition and housing management (see Appendix 1).

 

8.      To approve a change in rent policy to CPI[1] + 1% from 2020/21 plus use of the rent flexibility level (where rents for new lets are set at 5% above the formula rent subject to the rent cap).

 

9.      To approve an increase to equity share rents, which fall outside the Government’s requirement to reduce social housing rents by 1% each year, of CPI (2.4% as at September 2018).

 

10.   To approve an increase in tenant service charges of CPI (2.4% as at September 2018).

 

11.   To note that Thames Water Authority is not due to confirm the increase in tenants’ water charges until the end of January 2019, and therefore to delegate authority to the Strategic Director Growth and Place in conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Housing to agree the average increase in water charges.

 

12.   To approve a freeze in the communal heating charges.

 

13.   To increase parking and garage charges by CPI (2.7% as at August 2018).

 

14.   To note the risks outlined in Appendix 3: Key Risks, of this report.

 



[1] The Council uses CPI as at August for all non-housing rent-related annual charge increases. However, the Council’s rent increases are based on the September CPI as this is consistent with other local housing authorities. 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danny Rochford


04/02/2019 - Parking Management And Control Review ref: 3779    For Determination

The report details the current parking-related charges and services in H&F, compares these costs with other London boroughs, and explores possible changes to the management and control to help manage parking demand.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.    To increase the standard Pay & Display (P&D) parking tariffs 1 and 2 to £2.50 and £3.20 per hour respectively, during the 2019/20 financial year, in order to better manage and control parking in the Borough.

 

2.    To note that the Borough welcomes businesses to locate in Hammersmith and Fulham and positive developments and can support these by suspending parking bays for a limited time, however to better control these in the interests of residents and their visitors increases in fees should be applied. 

 

3.    To agree that to meet these demands suspension charges will become £44 per day for periods up to five days, £66 per day for periods between six and 42 days, and £88 per day for periods of more than 43 days.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Hearle


04/02/2019 - Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2019/20 ref: 3769    For Determination

Treasury Management Strategy Statement report for 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.    That approval be given to the future borrowing and investment strategies as outlined in this report and that the Strategic Finance Director, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, be authorised to manage the Council’s cash flow, borrowing and investments in 2019/20 in line with this report.

 

2.    In relation to the Council’s overall borrowing for the financial year, to approve the Prudential Indicators as set out in this report and the revised Annual Investment Strategy set out in Appendix E.

           

           

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Phil Triggs


04/02/2019 - Linford Christie Outdoor Sports Stadium - Public Consultation On Options ref: 3764    For Determination

The Council proposes to hold a public consultation on the options available for improving or changing the facilities at Linford Christie Outdoor Sports Stadium and the associated pitches on Wormwood Scrubs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.         To note the ongoing financial challenge that the Council and the Trust face in continuing to maintain and operate the Linford Christie Outdoors Sports Stadium and the associated sports facilities on the Scrubs.

 

2.         To approve a joint public consultation with the Wormwood Scrubs Charitable Trust on the options for the Linford Christie Outdoors Sports Stadium for a period of 12 weeks, subject to confirmation by the Trust that they wish to proceed with the consultation.

 

3.         To approve a budget of £100,000 to cover costs arising from 2.3 for professional advice required in assessing the consultation responses and making recommendations to Cabinet, to be funded from the Corporate Demands and Pressures reserve.

 

Wards affected: College Park and Old Oak;

Lead officer: David Burns


04/02/2019 - Award of a Support Contract for Information@Work ref: 3771    For Determination

To request approval to award the support contract for Information@Work (the corporate Electronic Document Management System - EDMS) to Northgate Public Services Limited for 2 years with an option to extend for 1 additional year at a total contract value of £120,000 for the three-year period to be funded from the existing operational budget. This is to allow sufficient time for suitable options for the corporate EDMS going forward to be accurately explored and assessed once a key dependent project has been completed (estimated date of completion Nov 2019).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.    To approve a waiver under Contract Standing Orders (CSO) 3.1 in relation to the competition requirement (for obtaining 3 quotes) set out in CSO 10.2 to award a support contract for I@Work on the basis that it is in the council’s overall interest and that the nature of the market for the goods to be purchased has been investigated and is demonstrated to be such that a departure from these CSOs is justifiable.

 

2.    To approve the award of the support contract to Northgate Public Services Limited for 2 years with an option to extend for 1 additional year at a total contract value of £120,000 for the three-year period to be funded from the existing operational budget.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Veronica Barella


04/02/2019 - Healthwatch - Extension And Procurement Strategy For Future Provision ref: 3777    For Determination

This report seeks approval to the procurement approach to Healthwatch provision in the borough.

Local authorities are required to commission a local Healthwatch organisation under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Healthwatch acts as a consumer
champion for users of health and care services, their families, carers and the public.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1     That Cabinet approves a waiver of Contract Stranding Order 3.1 to allow the direct award of a nine-month contract to Healthwatch Central West London on the basis that this is in the Council’s overall interest.  This will commence on 1st April 2019 and end on 31st December 2019 at a cost of £105,000.

 

2     That Cabinet approves the Procurement Strategy and Business Case for the procurement of a new contract for the provision of Healthwatch services. The new contract will commence on 1st January 2020 for a period of two years with the option to extend for two further periods of one year. The maximum estimated annual value is £122,500 with a maximum lifetime value of £490,000.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joanna Mccormick


04/02/2019 - Modernisation Of 6 Passenger Lifts, Springvale Estate W14 (Thackeray Court A&B, Elgar Court, Calcott Court, Bronte Court, Walpole Court) ref: 3774    For Determination

This report seeks approval to let a contract to undertake works to modernise the existing passenger lifts serving five blocks on the Springvale Estate W14.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.    That approval be given to award a contract for replacement of the lifts on the Springvale Estate to Liftec Lifts Ltd in the sum stated in the exempt report for an anticipated contract period of 45 weeks. Following off-site design and fabrication of the new lifts the works are expected to start on site on 3rd June 2019, with a completion date of 23rd December 2019.

 

2.    That approval be given to the inclusion of the contingency sum stated in the exempt report in the overall budget, making a total sum for approval as stated in the exempt report.

 

3.    To note that this award is subject to completion of consultation with affected leaseholders under Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

 

Wards affected: Avonmore and Brook Green;

Lead officer: Richard Buckley


04/02/2019 - Closure Of On-Site Print Services ref: 3770    For Determination

Proposal to end on-site printing service in preparation for decant of the town hall.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

To approve the closure of the on-site printing service provided by Hammerprint resulting in the deletion of two posts, as set out in option 3.  Funding for any redundancy costs will be met from the Corporate budget provision for these costs.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Raisey


04/02/2019 - Approval To Waive Contract Standing Orders And To Appoint Arkbuild PLC. As Main Contractor For The Construction Of 10 Genuinely Affordable New Homes At Spring Vale Estate ref: 3773    For Determination

This report seeks approval to appoint ArkBuild Plc. as main contractor for the construction of 10 genuinely affordable new homes at Spring Vale Estate. The report also seeks a waiver of the tendering requirements of Contract Standing Orders and sets out the contract price and background to the decision.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.    That Cabinet approves a waiver of the standard tendering requirements of Contract Standing Orders to permit a direct award of contract for the appointment of a contractor for a building scheme at Spring Vale Estate on the basis that the market for the works has been investigated and demonstrated to be such that a departure from Contract Standing Orders is justified.

 

2.    That Cabinet approves an increase in the project budget of £352,559 to allow for development costs that fall outside of the scope of the contract as well as a 5% contingency on the build contract. 

 

3.    That the increase in the project budget of £352,559 be funded by:

·         £105,768 of Right to Buy one for one receipts

·         A £246,791 increase in the Housing Capital Financing Requirement, financed initially by internal borrowing.

 

Wards affected: Avonmore and Brook Green;

Lead officer: Matthew Rumble


04/02/2019 - Details Of The Interim Housing Repairs Delivery Model ref: 3775    For Determination

Follow up to 8th October Cabinet Paper providing more detail on the future Repairs and Maintenance model

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.     To approve in principle the details of the DLO and interim repairs delivery model that will be in place from 17th April 2019. A further report will come to Cabinet in March to confirm the financial implications and request budget approval.

 

2.     To note that there are further recommendations on the exempt report.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David McNulty


04/02/2019 - Business Case & Procurement Strategy For The Procurement Of Legal Advice Services To Support The Council On The Earl's Court Regeneration Scheme ref: 3772    For Determination

To provide the council with continued legal advice to support the council’s aims of achieving the best possible outcome for residents.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.      To Approve the Procurement Strategy and Business Case, attached as Appendix 1, which is to call off from the Crown Commercial Service Framework.

 

2.      To approve the award of a contract to Lewis Silkin LLP for the supply of legal support to the Council in relation to the Earl’s Court Regeneration Project and the Conditional Land Sale Agreement (CLSA) for an initial duration of two (2) years with an option to extend for up to two (2) more years on the rates as set out in the CCS framework and at a contract value contained within budgets as set out in sections 9.3 & 9.4, in the exempt report on the exempt Cabinet agenda.

 

3.      To delegate the decision to extend the contract by up to two years (as set out in section 2.5 of appendix 1) to the Strategic Director of Growth and Place.

Wards affected: North End;

Lead officer: Matthew Rumble, Mo Goudah


04/02/2019 - Approval To Tender And Procure Rapid EV Charge Points ref: 3778    For Determination

Seek approval for releasing a mini-competition tender for the Call-Off Contract for electric vehicle rapid charge points in Sussex Place by LBHF Procurement, using TfL’s Rapid Charge Point Concessions Framework.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.    To approve the procurement strategy to call-off from the TfL’s Rapid Charge Point Concessions Framework agreement for this (three spaces in Sussex Place) and any future requirement for electric vehicle rapid charge points during the period of the Framework.

 

2.    To delegate the approval to award any future electric vehicle rapid charge point call-off contracts to the Director of Residents’ Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Environment.

 

Wards affected: Hammersmith Broadway;

Lead officer: Richard Hearle


04/02/2019 - Revenue Budget And Council Tax Levels 2019/20 ref: 3765    For Determination


The 2019/20 revenue budget proposals are set out regarding:
• Council tax levels
• Savings and growth proposals
• Changes to fees and charges
• Budget risks, reserves and balances
• Equalities Impact Assessments

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

That the Cabinet recommends that Council, for the reasons set out in this report and appendices, agrees:

1.     To note that the Council is entering the 10th year of government-imposed austerity. This year’s reduction in government investment is £3.5m, meaning a total reduction of £73m. 

 

2.     To apply central government’s modelled “adult social care precept” levy of 2% for 2019/20.

 

3.     To note that in previous years this levy was covered by the council but due to continued government cuts this has become unsustainable

 

4.     To adjust the Hammersmith & Fulham element of the council tax in line with inflation (2.7%) for 2019/20.

 

5.     To set council tax for 2019/20 for each category of dwelling, as calculated in accordance with Sections 31A to 49B of the Localism Act 2011, as outlined in the table below and in full in Appendix A:

 

(a)       The element of council tax charged for Hammersmith & Fulham Council will be £762.02 per Band D property in 2019/20

(b)      The overall Council Tax to be set at £1,082.53 per Band D property in 2019/20.

(c)        The AdultSocial Care Precept will be set at 2% and forms £14.55 of the Hammersmith & Fulham Band D charge.

 

Category of Dwelling

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Ratio

6/9
£

7/9
£

8/9
£

1
£

11/9
£

13/9
£

15/9
£

18/9
£

a) H&F

508.01

592.68

677.35

762.02

931.36

1,100.70

1,270.03

1,524.04

b) GLA 

213.67

249.29

284.90

320.51

391.73

462.96

534.18

641.02

c) Total

721.68

841.97

962.25

1,082.53

1,323.09

1,563.66

1,804.21

2,165.06

 

6.    To note the element of council tax charged by the Greater London Authority in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 will be £320.51 per Band D property in 2019/20.

 

7.    To set the Council’s own total net expenditure budget for 2019/20 at £136.678m.£

 

8.    To approve £10.8m new investment on key services for residents.

 

9.    To approve fees and charges as set out in paragraph 6.1 including freezing charges in adult social care, children’s services and housing.

 

10.To approve the use of £2.0m from the additional benefit receivable from the 2018/19 London 100% business rates retention pilot.

 

11.To note the budget projections to 2022/23 made by the Strategic Director, Finance and Governance in consultation with the Strategic Leadership Team.

 

12.To note the statement of the Strategic Director, Finance and Governance, under Section 25 of the Local Government Act 2003, regarding the adequacy of reserves and robustness of estimates (section 14).

 

13.To authorise the Strategic Director, Finance and Governance to collect and recover National Non-Domestic Rate and Council Tax in accordance with the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (as amended), the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Council’s Scheme of Delegation.

 

14.To require all Directors to report on their projected financial position compared to their revenue estimates in accordance with the Corporate Revenue Monitoring Report timetable.

 

15.To authorise Directors to implement their service spending plans for 2019/20 in accordance with the recommendations within this report and the Council's Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, relevant Schemes of Delegation and any further consultation required regarding the Equalities Impact Assessment.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lord


04/02/2019 - Four Year Capital Programme 2019/20 And Capital Strategy 2019/20 ref: 3768    For Determination

This report presents the Council’s four-year Capital Programme for the period 2019-23

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.    To approve the General Fund Capital Programme budget at £54.3m for 2019/20 (paragraph 5.1, Table 2 and Appendix 1).

 

2.    To approve the Council’s rolling programmes and the continued use of internal funding for 2019/20 General Fund ‘Mainstream’ Programme as set out in Table 3 (paragraph 5.2) and specifically as follows:

 

·         Capital receipts and internal borrowing amounting to £4.53m to fund the Council’s rolling programmes as follows:

 

 

£m

Planned Maintenance/DDA Programme [RES]

2.50

Footways and Carriageways [RES]

2.03

Total

4.53

 

·         Contributions from revenue amounting to £0.521m to fund the Council’s rolling programmes as follows:

 

 

£m

Controlled Parking Zones [RES]

0.275

Column Replacement [RES]

0.246

Total

0.521

 

3.     To note existing capital receipts funded schemes previously approved, but now scheduled for 2019/20 (paragraph 5.2, Table 3):

 

·         One off scheme: Carnwath Road - £1.87m (reduced from £3.07m)

·         Rolling programme: Planned Maintenance/DDA Programme - £3.57m

 

4.    To approve the Housing Programme at £66.7m for 2019/20 as set out in Table 5 (paragraph 7.2) and Appendix 1.

 

5.    To delegate the potential application of 2018/19 capital receipts (totalling £5.39m) under the Government’s Flexible Use of Capital Receipts provisions to fund Invest to Save schemes in 2018/19 and 2019/20 (as identified in Appendix 5) to the Strategic Director, Finance and Governance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services, as part of the closure of the 2018/19 accounts.

 

6.    To approve a change of funding of £0.45m of Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) budget for 2019/20 and future years, to be funded from DFG grant instead of mainstream resources.

 

7.    To approve an additional budget envelope of £50m, from 2019/20 onwards, to provide operational flexibility, for taking forward the major projects set out in Capital Strategy Report. Use of this budget will be subject to relevant Member approval, agreement of funding sources and sign-off of an appropriate business case. 

 

8.    To approve budget envelop of £7.6m for Schools Maintenance Programme funded from Department of Education external grants. Use of this budget will be subject to relevant Member approval and sign-off of an appropriate business case. 

 

9.    To approve Capital Strategy 2019/20, as set out in Appendix 4.

 

10. To approve annual Minimum Revenue Provision policy statement for 2019/20, as set out in Appendix 6.

 

11. To approve that the Parks Capital programme for 2019/20 and future years continues to be funded from S106 and other external funding sources where available. Schemes will be added when funding is confirmed and in line with the Parks Capital Strategy.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lord


04/02/2019 - Capital Programme Monitor & Budget Variations, 2018/19 (Third Quarter) ref: 3767    For Determination

This report provides a financial update on the Council’s Capital Programme and seeks approval for budget variations, as at the end of the third quarter

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.    To approve the proposed budget variations to the capital programme totalling £2.5m (summarised in Table 1 and detailed in Appendix 2).

 

2.    To approve the potential application of capital receipts under the Flexible Use of Capital Receipts provisions to fund £5.39m of Invest to Save schemes with a final decision on whether to use this flexibility delegated to the Strategic Director, Finance and Governance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services, as part of the closure of the 2018/19 accounts.

 

3.    To approve use of Special Provision Capital Fund (SEND) grant to fund remaining £406,000 of expenditure in relation to Queens Manor Resource Centre (Stephen Wiltshire Centre).

 

4.    To note the issues regarding General Fund Capital Programme described in sections 5 and 6 of the report.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lord


04/02/2019 - Corporate Revenue Monitor 2018/19 Month 7 - 31st October 2018 ref: 3766    For Determination

forecast of 2018-19 spend v budget

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 11/02/2019

Decision:

1.      To note the forecast General Fund outturn and require the Directors and Cabinet to identify further mitigating actions that offset the forecast overspend.

2.      To note the HRA forecast underspend.

3.      To agree the virements detailed in appendix 10.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emily Hill


30/01/2019 - Ark Swift Primary School – Education City Development ref: 3763    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Economy

Decision published: 01/02/2019

Effective from: 30/01/2019

Decision:

That the Council enter into the Contingency Cost Sharing Agreement with Ark.

Wards affected: Wormholt and White City;

Lead officer: David Burns


29/01/2019 - Appointment Of A Director To The LBHF Integrated Family Support Services Limited ref: 3761    Recommendations Approved

This report records the Leader’s decision to appoint Mark Grimley, Director of Corporate Services as a Director to the Board of Directors of the LBHF Integrated Family Support Services Limited to replace Steve Miley, Director of Children’s Services.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 30/01/2019

Effective from: 29/01/2019

Decision:

1.    That Mark Grimley, Director of Corporate Services be appointed as a Director on the Board of Directors of the LBHF Integrated Family Support Services Limited.

 

2.    To note the resignation of Steve Miley, Director of Children’s Services as a Director of the LBHF Integrated Family Support Services Ltd.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kayode Adewumi


29/01/2019 - Leader's Urgent Decision - SUBSCRIPTIONS/AFFILIATIONS FOR EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS 2019/20 ref: 3760    Recommendations Approved

A decision is required to authorise the major corporate subscriptions /affiliations and grant contributions, as these subscriptions are renewed on an annual basis.

 

Reasons for Urgency:

The deadline for a formal response to London Borough grants scheme 2019/20 is required by 18 January 2019/20.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 30/01/2019

Effective from: 04/02/2019

Decision:

That the Leader delegates authority to renew the annual subscriptions to the London Councils, Local Government Association and the London Boroughs Grants Scheme to the Strategic Director, Finance and Governance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danielle Wragg