Notice of a public meeting of



Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee



Councillors Aspden (Chair), D'Agorne (Vice-Chair), Hook and Kilbane



Monday, 17 January 2022



5.30 pm



Remote Meeting


In view of the changing circumstances around the covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely. Any decisions made will form recommendations to the chief operating officer.






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.         Exclusion of Press and Public 


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


Annexes A to Agenda Items 9 and 10 on the grounds that they contain information relating to individuals and the financial affairs of particular persons. This information is classed as exempt under paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Schedule 12A to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as revised by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).




3.         Minutes  (Pages 1 - 4)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held on 29 November 2021.




4.         Public Participation  


At this point in the meeting members of the public who have

registered to speak can do so. Please note that our registration

deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in

order to facilitate the management of public participation at our

meetings. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on 13 January

2022 Members of the public can speak on agenda items or

matters within the remit of the committee.


To register to speak please visit to fill out an online

registration form. If you have any questions about the registration

form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the

meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.


Webcasting of Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public

meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers

who have given their permission. The public meeting can be

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5.         Workforce Profile as at Quarter 2 (30th September 2021)  (Pages 5 - 16)


This report provides the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee (SMU) with the workforce profile, as at the end of quarter 2 of 2021/2022.




6.         Local Government Pension Scheme 2021 Discretions Policy Summary  (Pages 17 - 42)


This report informs the Committee of an amendment to the Council’s LGPS Discretionary Policy Statement in order to comply with The Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 (the “LGPS Regulations”).




7.         Work Plan  (Pages 43 - 44)


To consider the Committee’s draft work plan for the municipal year 2021/2022.




8.         Urgent Business 


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




9.         Pension or Exit Discretion  (Pages 45 - 52)


This report advises the Committee of the expenditure associated

with pension or exit discretions in accordance with council policy

for noting.




10.      Redundancy  (Pages 53 - 58)


This report advises the Committee of the expenditure associated

with the proposed dismissal of a number of employees on the

grounds of redundancy.




Democracy Officer

Robert Flintoft


Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 555704

·        Email –




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


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.


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