Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday, 10th December, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX

Contact: Victoria Lower
020 8726 6000 x14773  Email: victoria.lower@croydon.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 November 2018 as an accurate record.

3.

Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.

4.

Urgent Business (If any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

5.

Brexit Preparations in Croydon pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Officer: John Montes

Key decision: no

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1.            Note the potential impact and responses to Brexit in Croydon, as set out in the report;

 

2.            Endorse the statement that ‘Croydon is open’ for business and that everyone in our diverse communities is welcome;

 

3.            Authorise officers to make arrangements to keep EU citizens in Croydon aware of the EU Settlement Scheme and work with our partners to ensure those who need it have access to support to apply for settled status;

 

4.            Note that the Council will pay the application fee for Council employees earning less than £35,000 and their partners and children seeking settled status and encourage contractors to do the same;

 

5.            Ensure businesses are aware of the EU citizens’ rights to residency and employment as they are confirmed;

 

6.            Agree that regular updates be provided to all councillors and relevant stakeholders for each of the key categories outlined in the report; and

 

7.            Support the Mayor of London’s #LondonIsOpen campaign and #CroydonIsOpen campaign.

6.

Economic Growth Strategy pdf icon PDF 407 KB

Officer: Emma Lindsell

Key decision: no

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below

 

RESOLVED to

 

1.            Endorse the themes and priorities of the Economic Growth Strategy for Croydon as set out below; and

2.            Agree the themes and priorities be used as the basis of consultation with stakeholders and partners following which the final strategy will be prepared and submitted to Cabinet for agreement.

 

7.

Proposal to Join Pan-London Homelessness Prevention Procurement Hub ("Capital Letters") pdf icon PDF 440 KB

Officer: Leonard Asamoah

Key decision: yes

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below

 

RESOLVED to

 

1.            Note the £38 million over three years potentially being made available by MHCLG specifically for pan-London collaboration on the procurement of accommodation for homeless households;

 

2.            Approve the decision to join a Company Limited by Guarantee (provisionally, “Capital Letters London Ltd” Capital Letters) that will be established by the London boroughs to support the aforementioned aims, as an ‘A’ member;

 

3.            Approve the appointment of the Head of Housing Assessment and Solutions as the Council’s Member Representative of Capital Letters; and

 

4.            Delegate authority to the Director of Housing Assessment and Solutions in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Homes and Gateway services and the Director of Law and Monitoring to approve operational staffing and arrangements, the final form of agreement and documents and all other matters pertaining to the Council’s membership of and participation in Capital Letters.

8.

Financial Q2 Performance 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 665 KB

Officer: Richard Simpson

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below

 

RESOLVED to

 

1.            Note the current revenue outturn forecast at the end of the second quarter of 2018/19 of £1.266m, this is before exceptional items of £2.279m, resulting in a total overspend of £3.545m. If the £3.545m is not reduced by the end of the year then the £4.700m contribution to reserves identified in paragraph 2.2 will be reduced to a £1.155mcontribution to reserves;

 

2.            Note the ongoing engagement with and lobbying of Government by the Council for additional funding for Croydon, both in general terms and specifically Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children given Croydon’s gateway status, fire safety measures and mitigation of the impact of the Universal Credit implementation;

 

3.            Note the HRA position of a £0.475m forecast underspend against budget;

 

4.            Note the capital outturn projection of £427.8m, forecast to be an underspend of £19.6m against budget; and

 

5.            Note the changes to the capital programme set out in paragraph 7.6, Table 6 and Appendix 2 of the report.

 

9.

Scrutiny Stage 1: Recommendation arising from Scrutiny & Overview Committee and Streets, Environment & Homes Scrutiny Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Officer: Richard Simpson

Key decision: no

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below

 

RESOLVED toreceive the recommendations arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee (30 October 2018) & the Streets, Environment and Homes Sub-Committee (6 November 2018) and to provide a substantive response within two months (ie. at the next available Cabinet meeting on 21 January 2019).

10.

Scrutiny Stage 2: Response to recommendations arising from Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Officer: Richard Simpson

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below

 

RESOLVED to approve the response and action plans attached to this report at Appendix A  of the report and that these be reported to the Scrutiny and Overview Committee or relevant Sub-Committees.

 

11.

Investing in our Borough pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Officer: Sarah Warman

Key decision: no

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Leader of the Council has delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below

 

RESOLVED to approve:

 

The procurement strategy which will result in contract awards for the provision of Social Care Assessment Services Approved Provider Panel  for a maximum term of four years as set out at agenda item 11a.

 

RESOLVED to note:

 

1.            The contracts over £500,000 anticipated to be awarded by the nominated Cabinet Member, in consultation with the nominated Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources or, where the nominated Cabinet Member is the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, in consultation with the Leader;

 

2.            The list of delegated award decisions made by theDirector of Commissioning and Procurement, between 13/10/2018 – 09/11/2018;

 

3.            The list of delegated award decisions made by the Nominated Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources for the Good to Great ICT transformation programme.

 

4.            Property acquisitions and disposals agreed by the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources in consultation with the Leader since the last meeting of Cabinet.

 

11a

Children's Social Care Assessments Procurement Strategy pdf icon PDF 413 KB

Officer: Robert Henderson

Key decision: no

Decision:

The Leader of the Council has delegated to the Cabinet the power to make the decisions set out below

 

RESOLVED to

 

1.            Approve the procurement strategy for a 4 year (2+2) Approved Provider Panel for the delivery of Children’s Social Care assessments during the period 1st August 2019 to 30th July 2023 (tentative), at a total estimated annual cost of £2.512m, making a total estimated cost of £10.049m for the 4 years; and

 

2.            Approve the deviation from the Council’s Tender and Contract regulation 21 for the reasons set out in section 3.20, to depart from the standard evaluation split of 60:40 (cost: quality) to allow a weighting of 30:70 (cost: quality) for admittance on to the Approved Provider Panel.

12.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:

 

“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”