Notice of a public meeting of


Shareholder Committee



Councillors: Ayre (Chair) and D'Agorne



Thursday, 5 November 2020



4.30 pm



Remote Meeting








1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point in the meeting Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.          Minutes 

(Pages 1 - 6)


To approve and sign the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 17 December 2019.




3.          Exclusion of Press and Public 



To consider excluding the public and press from the meeting during consideration of the following items:


(i)   Agenda item 5, Veritau Limited Business Update:

·        Annex A - 2019-20 Veritau Group Annual Report

·        Annex B - Veritau Business Plan 2020-23





(ii) Agenda item 6, City of York Trading Ltd Update

·        Annex A: City Of York Trading Ltd Business Plan 2020/21

·        Annex B: City Of York Trading Ltd - Remuneration Committee Report


(iii)        Agenda Item 7, Yorwaste Trading Update and Reporting that SJB Recycling has Ceased Trading


(iv)        Agenda Item 8, Make It York Managing Director’s Report

·        Annex A: Analysis of Make It York’s current financial position

·        A range of forecasts for the coming five years.


On the grounds that these reports and annexes contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  This information is classed as exempt under Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006.




4.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.


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5.          Veritau Limited Business Update 

(Pages 7 - 36)


Shareholder Committee Members will receive a business update from Veritau Limited and are asked to note the company’s performance in 2019/20 and the 2020/23 business plan.





6.          City of York Trading Ltd Update 

(Pages 37 - 80)



The Shareholder Committee will receive a report outlining the City of York Trading Ltd’s annual audited accounts for 2019/20, together with a report containing the Company’s business plan for 2020/21, the Company’s Annual Budget for 2020/21 and performance information for 2020/21 to date, on which Karen Bull, Operations Director and Interim Managing Director will address the Committee.


In addition, the Committee has a further report from the Company’s Remuneration Committee and recommendations around Executive Director appointment, on which Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, Chairman of the Company’s Board and Remuneration Committee will address the Committee.










7.          Yorwaste Trading Update and Reporting that SJB Recycling has Ceased Trading 

(Pages 81 - 90)


The Managing Director will be in attendance to present a trading update report for Yorwaste which will include a performance review for the financial year ending 31 March 2020, as well as a current year update.  It is also reported that SJB Recycling has ceased trading.




8.          Make It York Managing Director's Report 

(Pages 91 - 122)


The Shareholder Committee will receive a report which sets out the performance of the company over the first six months of the financial year.  The Committee are asked to note this report and to agree an approach to the Council for financial support, to be submitted to the Executive at its meeting in December.


9.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




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Name – Michelle Bennett

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For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.