Scrutiny Board (Strategy and Resources) - Monday, 24th January, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Rob Clayton (0113 37 88790)  Email:

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No. Item


Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 25* of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded).


(* In accordance with Procedure Rule 25, notice of an appeal must be received in writing by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting).


Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:


  No exempt items have been identified.


Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration.


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes.)


Declaration of Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes - 29 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 29 November 2021


Staff Inclusion Update: Improving the experience and outcomes of Disabled / Carer colleagues at Leeds City Council and Feedback from Staff Networks pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Following consideration of items related to the experience of BAME colleagues working at the Council at the February and September 2021 Board meetings, this report from the Director of Resources provides specific information in relation to Improving the experience and outcomes of Disabled / Carercolleagues at Leeds City Council. In addition the report continues the Board’s focus on staff inclusion with a further update from the BAME staff network and direct feedback from the Carer and Healthy Minds networks.

Additional documents:


Initial Budget Proposals for 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services that introduces the Executive Board’s initial budget proposals for 2022/23 for consideration, review and comment on matters and proposals that fall within the Scrutiny Board’s remit and note the intention to provide comments and feedback to Executive at its February meeting through a composite report from all five scrutiny boards.

Additional documents:


Financial Health Monitoring - Month 7 pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services that introduces information regarding the projected 2021/22 financial health position of those service areas that fall within the Board’s remit at Month 7 (October 2021).

Additional documents:


Performance Reporting: Culture and An Efficient, Enterprising and Healthy Organisation pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To consider a joint report of the Director of Resources, Director of City Development and Director of Communities and Environment on performance in service areas that fall under the scrutiny board’s remit in 2021/22

Additional documents:


Best City Ambition pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To consider a report from the Director of Resources in relation to the new Best City Ambition following approval for consultation to take place on its aims and ambitions at Executive Board on 15 December 2021, with a view to reporting back to the February Executive Board with composite report from all five scrutiny boards.

Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work programme for the 2021/22 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Board is Monday 14th February 2022 at 10.00 am (Pre-meeting for all Board Members at 9.45 am).

Third Party Recording

Recording of this meeting is allowed to enable those not present to see or hear the proceedings either as they take place (or later) and to enable the reporting of those proceedings.  A copy of the recording protocol is available from the contacts on the front of this agenda.


Use of Recordings by Third Parties – code of practice


a)  Any published recording should be accompanied by a statement of when and where the recording was made, the context of the discussion that took place, and a clear identification of the main speakers and their role or title.

b)  Those making recordings must not edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the proceedings or comments made by attendees.  In particular there should be no internal editing of published extracts; recordings may start at any point and end at any point but the material between those points must be complete.