(i) that the notes of the inquorate meeting held on 4th March, 2020 were taken as read and signed by the Chair as a correct record.
(ii) that the recommendations from that meeting as detailed below be agreed and actioned as appropriate:-
(i) that the outcomes of the Youth Parliament’s “Make Your Mark” Ballot 2019, as detailed in the report, be noted;
(ii) that the priorities identified by young people through the National “Make Your Mark” Ballot for the duration of the campaign period be promoted; and
(iii) that the significance and scale of the “Make Your Mark” Ballot be noted and support give to champion the issues identified by Barnsley’s 11-18 year old population through their local area arrangements, consultation mechanisms and commissioning of services for young people.
RESOLVED that the validated education outcomes in the Borough for 2019 and the actions to be taken to improve the progress of all categories of pupils at each stage of the National Curriculum, as detailed in the report be noted.
(i) that the Corporate Plan Performance Report for Quarter 3 (October to December 2019), as detailed in the report now submitted, be noted; and
(iii) that it be noted that the Stronger Communities quarterly narrative report would no longer be provided as part of the Corporate Performance products. Dissemination of the report would now be determined by the Communities Directorate.
a) Corporate Financial Performance
(i) that the Corporate Financial Performance Report for the Quarter ending 31st December, 2019, as set out in the report now submitted, be noted;
(ii) that the current forecast General Fund revenue operational underspend for 2019/20 of £5.877m be noted and agreed that this be considered as part of the updated Reserves Strategy which will form part of the 2020/21 budget setting process;
(iii) that the current forecast Housing Revenue Account (HRA) operational underspend of £1.981m be noted;
(iv) that approval be given to write off historic debts totalling £1.736m (£1.563m General Fund/£0.173m HRA).
b) Capital Programme Performance
(v) that the forecast position on the 2019/20 and overall five year Capital Programme be noted;
(vi) that approval be given to the scheme slippage of £22.487m;
(vii) that the new schemes approved during the Quarter totalling £11.922m be noted;
(viii) that approval be given to a total net increase in scheme costs in 2019/20 of £0.482m.
c) Treasury Management
(ix) that the key messages from the Council’s Treasury Management activities carried out during the quarter be noted.
(i) that the findings of the Council’s Gender Pay Gap report as of 31st March, 2019 as detailed in the report now submitted, be noted; and
(ii) that the long-term commitment to reducing the Council’s Gender Pay Gap be endorsed and the Action Plan at Appendix 2 of the report be noted.
RECOMMENDED TO FULL COUNCIL ON 2ND APRIL, 2020 for approval to implement the 2020/21 Pay Policy Statement, contained within Appendix 1 of the report now submitted, with effect from 1st April, 2020.