Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR
Contact: Andy Booth, 0113 3788665
Appeals against refusal of inspection of documents
To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 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 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting)
There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.
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:-
There were no resolutions to exclude the public.
To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration
(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)
There were no late items.
Declaration of Interests
To disclose or draw attention to any interests in accordance with Leeds City Council’s ‘Councillor Code of Conduct’.
There were no declarations of interest.
Apologies for absence
To receive any apologies for absence from the meeting.
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors S Golton and J Pryor.
To receive and approve the minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2023
RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on the 18 October 2023 be approved as a correct record.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Chief Officer, Human Resources.
The report of the Chief Officer, Human Resources set out the Council’s Annual Pay Policy Statement for 2024/25 (Appendix A). This was required under the Localism Act 2011 and must be annually approved by Full Council before 31 March each year.
The Head of Human Resources was in attendance to present the report.
Further information was sought regarding employer contributions to the pension scheme. This information would be provided to Members following the meeting.
(1) That the contents of the Pay Policy Statement 2024/25 at Appendix A and the content as set out in Appendix B be noted.
(2) That the Full Council be recommend to:
(a) Approve the Pay Policy Statement for the 2024/25 financial year as attached in Appendix A.
(b) Resolve that the data in the Pay Policy Statement be updated once national pay negotiations for the 2024/25 financial year are concluded.
(c) Note that the Chief Officer (HR) has existing delegated authority to make any necessary adjustments to the Council’s pay scales arising from nationally agreed pay awards.
To receive and consider the attached report of the Director of Housing, Communities and Environment.
The report of the Director of Housing, Communities and Environment asked the General Purposes Committee to consider representations made during the consultation period of the review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations (the review), and the recommendations made by the Electoral Working Group in relation to those representations.
The Head of Electoral Services was in attendance to present the report.
There had been a total of 66 representations received and these had been detailed in Appendix B of the report. Recommendations of the Electoral Working Group were detailed in Appendix C.
RESOLVED – That the recommendations of the Electoral Working Group as detailed in Appendix C be approved to allow the Electoral Registration Officer to finalise the polling scheme for the elections on 2 May 2024, and republish the electoral register taking into account any changes to polling district boundaries on 1 March 2024. Where the representations had not reached the overall agreement of the Electoral working Group (representations 31, 47, 48 and 49, the existing position of these polling districts to remain unchanged.
Date and Time of Next Meeting
Wednesday, 17 April 2024 at 11.00 a.m.
Wednesday, 17 April 2024 at 1.30 p.m.