Notice of a public meeting of


Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee



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



Monday, 21 March 2022






The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor,

West Offices (F045)





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:


Annex A to Agenda Item 9 (Redundancy, Pension or Exit Discretion) on the grounds that it contains 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 - 10)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meetings of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held on 1 February 2022 and 15 February 2022.




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 Thursday 17 March 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.


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5.         Amendment to the Council's LGPS Discretionary Policy to Implement a Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme  (Pages 11 - 88)


This report requests approval of 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”), to implement a Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (SCAVC) for employees.




6.         Retention Payments  (Pages 89 - 92)


This report is for information and advises the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee of retention payments approved and processed for payment.




7.         Work Plan  (Pages 93 - 94)


To consider the Committee’s draft work plan for the municipal year 2021-22.




8.         Urgent Business 


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




9.         Redundancy, Pension or Exit Discretion  (Pages 95 - 100)


This report advises the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee of the expenditure associated with redundancy, pension or exit discretions paid in accordance with council policy to employees below Chief Officer.




Democracy Officer

Robert Flintoft


Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 555704

·        Email –




For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy 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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