Decisions

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Decisions published

18/03/2021 - Approval to Award a Contract for the Provision of a Support Service Contract at Brunswick Court ref: 5996    Recommendations Approved

Approval to award a contract for the delivery of a support service contract for three years

Decision Maker: Director Children's Services

Decision published: 22/02/2021

Effective from: 25/03/2021

Lead officer: Paul Burgin


17/02/2021 - Capital Programme and Strategy 2021/2022 ref: 5968    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To agree the Capital Programme and Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 17/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

 

1.             Will Recommend to Council for consideration and approval the 2021/22 and ongoing Capital Programme noting the changes in accessing new borrowing set out in section 1.3

 

2.             Agreed that the Chief Financial Officer be authorised to allocate funding from the Capital Contingency included within the draft Capital Programme.

 

3.             Agreed that externally funded schemes can be added to the capital programme up to £500k as and when funding is confirmed. Any external funding over £500k will be subject to approval by the Chief Financial Officer.

 

4.             Agreed that the relevant Cabinet Member, together with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property be delegated authority to commence tender processes and accept tenders for capital schemes included within the approved programme.

 

5.             Approved the capital strategy contained within this report noting its impact on both the capital programme and overall contribution to the setting of the revenue budget for 2021/22 and beyond

 

6.             Noted the capital prudential indicators included within the capital strategy when approving the capital programme to ensure affordability.

 

7.             Agreed that the Chief Financial Officer be authorised to re-profile capital budgets mid-year based on the updated forecasts provided by services and reported to the Senior Leadership Team as part of the capital monitoring process. This will assist in producing more accurate information for treasury management purposes.

 

Lead officer: Mark White


17/02/2021 - Housing Revenue Account Budget 2021/22 ref: 5967    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Agree the HRA budget for 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 17/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1      Approved the Housing Revenue Account Budget as detailed in paragraph 3.5.

 

2      Agreed that the rents chargeable for tenants in general needs Council properties owned by the London Borough of Havering be increased by 1.5% from the week commencing 5th April 2021.

 

3      Agreed that the rents chargeable for tenants in supported housing Council properties, such as sheltered housing and hostels, owned by the London Borough of Havering, are increased by 1.5% from the week commencing 5th April 2021

 

4      Agreed the four rent-free weeks for 2021/22 are: week commencing 23rd August 2021, the two weeks commencing 20th and 27th December 2021, and the week commencing 28th March 2022.

 

5      Agreed that service charges and heating and hot water charges for 2021/22 are as detailed in paragraph 2.10 of this report.

 

6      Agreed that charges for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) leased and managed by the Council (General Fund) are set at the LHA applicable on the 5th April 2021.

 

7      Agreed that charges for garages should be increased by 1.5% in 2021/22 as detailed in paragraph 2.7 of this report.

 

8      Agreed that the service charge for the provision of intensive housing management support in sheltered housing for 2021/22 shall be as detailed in paragraph 2.20 of this report.

 

9      That Members consider the options for the Supported Housing Charge for HRA Hostels as detailed in paragraph 2.24

 

10   Agreed that the Careline and Telecare support charge should be increased by 1.5% for 2021/22 as detailed in paragraph 2.22 of this report.

 

11   Approved the HRA Major Works Capital Programme, detailed in Appendix 1a of this report and refer it to full Council for final ratification.

 

12   Approved the HRA Capital expenditure and financing for the 12 Sites Joint Venture and other acquisition and regeneration opportunities detailed in section 4.0 and Appendix 1b of this report and refer it to full Council for final ratification.

 

 

Lead officer: Patrick Odling-Smee


17/02/2021 - Budget 2021/22 and Medium Term Financial Strategy ref: 5970    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Agree Budget and Council Tax level for 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 17/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.     Agreed the Council Tax requirement for 2021/22 to be set at £134.980m as set out in paragraph 7.5 and Appendix G of the report;

 

2.     Agreed the Delegated Schools’ draft budget set out in section 5.13 of this report;

 

3.     Agreed a 1.50% increase in Council Tax for 2021/22 as set out in paragraph 7.1;

 

4.     Agreed an additional 3% Adult Social Care Precept as in paragraph 7.1;

 

5.     Noted the Medium Term Financial Strategy position as set out in Section 8

 

6.     Agreed the fees and charges schedule as set out in Section 9 and Appendix C

 

7.     Noted the risks to the 2021/22 budget as set out in Section 10

 

8.     Noted the requirements of S106 of the LGA 1992 Act as set out in Section 1

 

9.     Agreed that to facilitate the usage of un-ringfenced resources, the Chief Financial Officer in consultation with Service Directors will review any such new funds allocated to Havering; make proposals for their use; and obtain approval by the Leader and the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property.

 

10.Delegated to the Chief Financial Officer in consultation with Service Directors the authority to make any necessary changes to service and the associated budgets relating to any subsequent specific grant funding announcements, where delays may otherwise adversely impact on service delivery and/or budgetary control, subject to consultation with Cabinet Members as appropriate.

 

11.Delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Health and the Leader to approve an annual spend plan for the Public Health grant.

 

12.Delegated to the Directors of Children’s and Adults authority to agree inflation rates with social care providers for 2021/22.

 

13.Read the Equalities Impact Assessment in respect of the CTS Scheme as set out in Appendix E to this report.

 

14.Read the summary version of the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2021/22 as set out in Appendix F to this report (unchanged from 2020/21).

 

 

Cabinet will recommend to Council for consideration and approval:

 

1.     Agree the Council Tax requirement for 2021/22 to be set at £134.980m as set out in paragraph 7.5 and Appendix G of the report;

 

2.     The Delegated Schools’ draft budget set out in section 5.13 of this report;

 

3.     A 1.5% increase in Council Tax for 2021/22 as set out in paragraph 7.1;

 

4.     An additional 3% Adult Social Care Precept as in paragraph 7.1;

 

5.     That it pass a resolution as set out in section 14 of this report to enable Council Tax discounts for early payment to be given at the 2020/21 level of 1.5%.

 

6.     Recommend to Full Council that the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2021/22 is adopted as set out in Section 15 of this report (unchanged from 2020/21).


17/02/2021 - 2021/22 Treasury Management Strategy Statement (TMSS) ref: 5969    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

 Cabinet will be asked to :

 

1.    Approve the Treasury Management Strategy statement (TMSS) 2021-22

2.    Approve the Treasury Management and Prudential Indicator

3.    Approve the Annual Minimum Revenue Provision( MRP) statement for 2021-22

4.    Recommend the Annual TMSS and MRP statement 2021-22 to Council for approval

5.    Delegate future changes required to this Strategy to the Chief Operating Officer in the consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property.

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 17/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

1.    Approved the TMSS 2021/22.

  1. Approved the Prudential and Treasury Indicators set out in Appendices 2 and 3 respectively of this report.
  2. Approved the Annual MRP Policy Statement for 2021/22 set out in Appendix 8 of this report.
  3. Recommended the annual TMSS and MRP statements 2021/22 to Council for approval.
  4. Delegated future changes required to this Strategy to the Chief Financial Officer after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property. This will provide the additional flexibility to swiftly respond to changing circumstances.

 

Lead officer: Stephen Wild


17/02/2021 - Virtual Permits ref: 5966    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Highways, Traffic and Parking Control Services are proposing to move to a virtual permit system to improve the customer journey and make savings on

administration costs.

 

Cabinet will be asked to agree the proposals for this.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 17/02/2021

Decision:

Cabinet agreed:

1.    To implement Chipside’s virtual permit (MiPermit) solution for new permit applications for all types listed below from May 2021.  

·       Business

·       Carer

·       Car park season tickets

·       Critical duty

·       Havering clinical commissioning group

·       Havering hero

·       Health and homecare

·       Members

·       Parking waiver

·       Resident

·       Staff car park season tickets

·       School streets exemption

·       Voucher

2.    To migrate all existing permit holders to the MiPermit solution from their date of expiry after May 2021;

3.    To offer a virtual visitor permit option from May 2021 to run concurrently with paper visitor scratch cards.

4.    To transfer the responsibility for answering all calls relating to parking permits handled by the Contact Centre and other Havering services to Chipside’s MiPermit helpline.

 


18/02/2021 - Waiver to direct award a contract for the replacement of the cremators at South Essex Crematorium ref: 5965    Recommendations Approved

To seek authority to award a contract for the replacement of the cremators at South Essex Crematorium.

Decision Maker: Director of Neighbourhoods

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 19/02/2021

Lead officer: Ian Saxby


18/02/2021 - School Admissions Consultation 2022/23 ref: 5962    Recommendations Approved

Determination of admission arrangements for community schools

for the academic year 2022/23

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 25/02/2021


18/02/2021 - Waiver to allow Direct Award contract to Pre-paid Financial Services for the provision of pre-paid cards ref: 5961    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care Services

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

Lead officer: Chris Atkin


18/02/2021 - Contain Outbreak Management Fund - Phase 3 ref: 5964    Recommendations Approved

A Special Urgency decision is required for this matter. The report will recommend allocations of budgets to activities funded by the Contain Outbreak Management Fund.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

Lead officer: Jane West


18/02/2021 - Notice of Engrossment of Contracts for the purchase of homes at St George's Hornchurch ref: 5963    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

Lead officer: Garry Knights


15/02/2021 - Extension of the Highways Tree Maintenance Contract for One Year ref: 5960    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Environment

Decision published: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 15/02/2021

Lead officer: Jacki Ager


12/02/2021 - Increasing Local Covid-19 Testing Capacity: Dorrington Gardens Car Park ref: 5959    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 12/02/2021

Effective from: 12/02/2021

Lead officer: Jack Davies


12/02/2021 - Covid 19- Community Testing ref: 5958    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Regeneration Programme Delivery

Decision published: 12/02/2021

Effective from: 12/02/2021

Lead officer: Jack Davies


11/02/2021 - Replacement roofing coverings and associated works 1 year programme 2020/21 ref: 5957    Recommendations Approved

To award the contract following a full tender exercise.

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 11/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

Lead officer: Mark Howard


11/02/2021 - Award of contract for ULEZ compliant buses for PTS to transport clients on behalf of Children and Adult Services ref: 5953    Recommendations Approved

To award the contract for ULEZ compliant buses.

Decision Maker: Director of Adult Social Care and Health

Decision published: 11/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

Lead officer: Simon Blake