Agenda

North and West Yorkshire Business Rates Joint Committee
Monday, 7th October, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR

Contact: John Grieve, Goverance Services, Telephone (0113) 37 88662 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPEAL AGAINST REFUSAL OF INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded)

 

2.

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)

3.

EXEMPT INFORMATION - POSSIBLE EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

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:-

 

4.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive apologies for absence (If any)

5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2000 and paragraphs 13 -18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.  Also to declare any other significant interests which the Member wishes to declare in the public interest, in accordance with paragraphs 19 - 20 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

6.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To approve as a correct record, the minutes of the previous meeting held on 27th June 2019.

 

 

(Copy attached)

 

7.

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

To consider any matters arising from the minutes (If any)

 

8.

Welcome to Yorkshire pdf icon PDF 134 KB

 

 To consider a report by the Chief Executive, Kirklees Council which sets out:

 

 

a)   The background to North and West Yorkshire Business Rates Pool   Joint Committee funding of Welcome to Yorkshire (WtY).

b)   The current position of Welcome to Yorkshire and the key issues

c)   A report from the interim Chair of the Board of Welcome to Yorkshire

d)   A recommendation for future funding of Welcome to Yorkshire

 

 

(Report attached)

 

 

(Please note that Appendices 1 & 2 of this report are classified as Exempt under Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972 and Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4 (3) because it contains Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

Additional documents:

9.

NORTH AND WEST YORKSHIRE BUSINESS RATES POOL FINANCIAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 351 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Officer Financial Services, Leeds City Council which sets out:

 

a)  The latest income estimate for the North and West Yorkshire Pool in 2019/20;

 

b)  The existing and proposed expenditure commitments for the Pool;

 

c)  An allocation methodology for the remaining balance;

 

d)  Applications from member authorities, supporting the allocation of funding;

 

(Report attached)

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10.

CLIMATE EMERGENCY EVIDENCE BASE pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To consider a report which seeks approval for the allocation of £100,000 from the North and West Yorkshire Business Rates Pool for the project Climate Emergency Evidence Base, to be managed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in consultation with the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP

 

 

(Report attached)

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11.

DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

To determine a date and time for the next meeting of the Joint Committee

 

12.

OPTIONS FOR BUSINESS RATES POOLING IN 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 275 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Officer Financial Services, Leeds City Council which sets out:

 

a)  The current position with regardsto the future of pool’s piloting 75% business rates retention of funding;

 

b)  The characteristics of the 50% business rates retention scheme;

 

c)  Options available to authorities for pooling in 2020/21;

 

d)  Actions required if member authorities wish to change the Pool membership.

 

(Report attached)

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Third Party Recording

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 named 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.