Cabinet, Monday 11 May 2020
This meeting will be held at 6 pm and will be streamed online.
You can view the live stream of the meeting by clicking this link and selecting 'Watch on the web instead'.
NOTICE OF DECISIONS
- The Chair will give their announcements.
- The Chair will explain the procedure for Virtual Meetings.
- Mobile phones should be set to silent
2 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting.
3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
4 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) Items on the agenda
b) Items not on the agenda
5 PREVIOUS MINUTES
To confirm the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 2 March 2020
6 COVID-19 EMERGENCY GRANTS AND LOANS
The Chief Executive is asked to exercise his emergency powers in connection with the approval of COVID-19 emergency funding.
7 COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT - COVID-19 HARDSHIP FUND DISCOUNT
In the Budget on 11 March 2020, the Government announced a national £500m Hardship Fund. The Government's expectation is that all working-age Council Tax Support claimants in 2020-21 can receive a further discount of £150. To achieve this the Government has provided a Fund of £742,410 for Mendip.
8 ANNUAL UPDATE REPORT ON SAFEGUARDING ARRANGEMENTS AT MENDIP
This report identifies the action plan and activities to take place over the next year to ensure continuity of our safeguarding arrangements.
9 THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WORK OF THE MENDIP ONE-TEAM
The Mendip One Team is now in its fourth year of operation and has been cited by its participating agency representatives as a unique resource within the Mendip area for the timely exchange of relevant information.
10 REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT 2000 (RIPA)
The purpose of this report is to update Members on the Council's use of its Policies and Procedures in relation to RIPA.
11 CALENDAR OF PUBLIC MEETINGS 2020/2021
The draft calendar of public meetings for 2020/2021 has been prepared and is attached at Appendix A of this report.
12 MEMBER DEVELOPMENT 2019/2020
Members are supported in their role as an elected Member of the Council. Training and development is essential for both the newly elected and existing Members.
REPORTS FOR INFORMATION
13 PORTFOLIO HOLDER DECISIONS
14 FORWARD PLAN
To note the current Forward Plan.
15 MINUTES FOR INFORMATION
To note any recent minutes from other relevant committees
16 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent.
EXEMPT AND CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS
17 EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
Cabinet is asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during item 18 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:
information relating to any individual
information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual
information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council).
CIRCULATION OF PAPERS
In accordance with Section 100B (2) of the Local Government Act 1972, reports and documents relating to item 18 disclosing exempt or confidential information have been distributed only to elected members and officers of the Council.
18 PREVIOUS MINUTES - CONFIDENTIAL ELEMENT