Scrutiny Board (Strategy and Resources)
Monday, 11th February, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: Angela Brogden (0113 37 88661)  Email:

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 Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes - 21st January 2019 pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 21st January 2019.


Elections, Registrars and Land and Property Search Services Performance Report pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To consider a report from the Director of Communities & Environment which presents a summary of Elections, Registrars and Land and Property Search Services performance against the strategic priorities for the council and city and other performance areas relevant to the Scrutiny Board (Strategy and Resources).


Business Rates Appeals pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support summarising key information to help prompt further discussion surrounding business rates appeals and ways of addressing local authority exposure to appeals risk and volatility.

Additional documents:


Employee Health and Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To consider a report from the Director of Resources and Housing which provides an update in relation to employee health and wellbeing.

Additional documents:


Update - Staff Survey pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Resources and Housing presenting a summary of the proposals for the Council’s Staff Survey which is due to launch in Spring 2019.


The management and financial implications of void properties in Council ownership - draft Statement of the Scrutiny Board pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Governance and Scrutiny Support presenting the Board’s draft Statement following its review of the management and financial implications of void properties in Council ownership.

Additional documents:


Work Schedule pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2017/18 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

Monday, 1st April 2019 at 11.00 am (pre-meeting for all Board Members at 10.30 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.