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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The King Richard III Room (GO49) - West Offices. View directions

Contact: Louise Cook  Democracy Officer

Webcast: video recording

No. Item


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.


At this point in the meeting, Members were asked to declare if

they had any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests

that they might have had in the business on the agenda. None were declared.


Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the exclusion of the press and public from the meeting during consideration of Annex A to agenda item 5 (Pension or Exit Discretion) on the grounds that it contains information relating to an individual, information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual and information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular persons (including the authority holding that information).


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).


Resolved:  That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of Annex A to Agenda Item 5 on the grounds that it contained information relating to an individual and the financial affairs of a particular person. This information was 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).


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To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Staffing Matters & Urgency Committee held on 5 August 2019.


Resolved: That the minutes of the Staffing Matters and Urgency Committee held on 5 August 2019 be approved and then signed by the Chair as a correct record.


Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so.  The deadline for registering is on Friday, 30 August 2019 at 5.00pm. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the remit of the committee.


To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.  This broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts. or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council website following the meeting.


Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.


The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf





It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.


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This report advises the Committee of the expenditure associated with pension or exit discretions in accordance with council policy

Additional documents:


Members considered a report which detailed expenditure associated with pension or exit discretions in accordance with Council policy.


Members considered the background and detail surrounding the proposal, which was contained in the business case attached as a confidential Annex to the report.


Resolved:  That the expenditure associated with the proposed pension or exit discretion, as detailed in Annex A to the report, be considered and approved.


Reason:     In order to provide an overview of expenditure and to consider whether the Council should exercise its discretionary powers to make enhancements.


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