Scrutiny Board (Strategy and Resources) - Monday, 12th December, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR. View directions

Contact: Robert Clayton 0113 378 8790  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 - 7 November 2022 pdf icon PDF 187 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 7 November 2022.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Update - Staff Networks pdf icon PDF 420 KB

To receive an update report from the Director of Resources on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion which includes input and feedback from the LGBT+, Women’s Voice and Early Careers staff networks. This item builds on previous work undertaken by the Board in 2021 and earlier in 2022 which has sought to hear directly about lived experiences working for the Council from the Council’s staff networks.

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Devolution Update pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To receive an update report on devolution in West Yorkshire to focus on the progress that has been delivered since the first mayoral elections in May 2021. The report provides information on the new structures that are in place as they relate to Leeds, details of key achievements delivered through the devolved structures, focuses on ongoing challenges and examples of partnership activity with the Council, which will benefit people living and working in Leeds.


Core Business Transformation pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Democratic Services that provides an update on the Core Business Transformation (CBT) Programme, which aims to transform Finance, Procurement, HR and Payroll activities across the Council.

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work programme for the 2022/23 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

The next meeting of Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Board is scheduled for 16 January 2023 at 10.00AM, There will be a pre-meeting for all Board members at 9.45am.

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.