Decisions

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Decisions published

14/02/2024 - 14-2 Community Alarm Monitoring Contract ref: 2126    Recommendations Approved

The Service provides an efficient and reliable community alarm response and monitoring service to tenants in supported housing and private lifeline service users

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Housing Operations and Safe Communities

Decision published: 20/02/2024

Effective from: 14/02/2024

Decision:

The approval to award contract for Community Alarm Monitoring Contract for a 5-year period with an option to extend the contract for a further 2 years to Tunstall Healthcare UK Ltd and,
To extend the current contract for a further two months to allow completion and award of the above contract.

Lead officer: Kevin Mutio


06/02/2024 - Approval to award the Debt Recovery and Enforcement contract ref: 2121    For Determination

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Corporate & Commercial Services

Decision published: 06/02/2024

Effective from: 06/02/2024

Decision:

Having carried out an extensive commissioning process in July/August 2023, approval was given by the commercial board in September 2023 to tender for our Debt Recovery and Enforcement Agents contract.

 

The Council tendered for Debt Recovery and Enforcement Agents in two lots:

 

Lot 1 – Council tax and business rates enforcement, including commercial rent, recovery of sundry debts including housing benefit overpayments; recovery of former tenant debt and repairs charges. 

 

Lot 2 – Traffic management warrant enforcement.

 

The Council stated in the tender documentation that it would appoint a minimum of two enforcement agents per lot.

 

This decision is to approve the award of these contracts.

 

Lead officer: Anna Elliott


30/01/2024 - Treasury Management Mid-year Review ref: 2118    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 06/02/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND

 

Cabinet recommended that Council accept the 2023/24 Treasury Management performance report.


30/01/2024 - Menopause Policy ref: 2117    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from:

Decision:

Cabinet approved the new Menopause Policy.


30/01/2024 - Repairs & Maintenance Procurement Strategy ref: 2120    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 06/02/2024


30/01/2024 - Eastwick Row Contractor Approval ref: 2119    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 06/02/2024

Decision:

Principal Contractor Appointment.

 

Cabinet:

 

1.         Approved entering into the JCT D&B contract with Bugler Developments Ltd for the delivery 34 units at Eastwick Row, Hemel Hempstead.

 

2.         Delegated authority to the Assistant Director (Legal & Democratic Services) to execute and complete all legal agreements ancillary to the JCT Design & Build Contract 2016 and/or reasonably required to complete the Project, including (but not limited to):

 

a.         all professional appointments;

b.         collateral warranties; and

c.         Agreements under

S.38, & S.278, of the Highways Act 1980;

S.247, Part III of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;

S.104 of the Water Industry Act 1991, and

S.50 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

 


30/01/2024 - Housing Strategy ref: 2116    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 06/02/2024

Decision:

Cabinet approved the Housing Strategy 2024 – 2029, annexed to this report.


30/01/2024 - Cabinet Forward Plan ref: 2115    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

The forward plan was noted.


30/01/2024 - Referrals to Cabinet ref: 2114    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

There were no referrals to Cabinet. 


30/01/2024 - Public Participation ref: 2113    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

There was no public participation.


30/01/2024 - Declarations of Interest ref: 2112    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.


30/01/2024 - Apologies for Absence ref: 2111    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

There were apologies from Cllr Dhyani and Cllr Wilkie.


30/01/2024 - Minutes ref: 2110    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed the minutes of the previous meeting.


31/01/2024 - PH-003-24 - Business Rates Relief 2024/25 ref: 2109    Recommendations Approved

This report covers new business rate relief that the Government has announced for 2024/25.

The 2024/25 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Relief Scheme will provide eligible, occupied, retail, hospitality and leisure properties with a 75% relief, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business. This scheme will operate for the 2024/25 year only.

As the scheme is designed for a limited period only, the Government is not making changes to legislation, but instead providing detailed guidance, and asking local authorities to use powers under s47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 to set up the schemes. Government will then fully repay the cost of relief awarded in line with their guidance.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Corporate & Commercial Services

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 08/02/2024

Decision:

This report covers new business rate relief that the Government has announced for 2024/25.

The 2024/25 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Relief Scheme will provide eligible, occupied, retail, hospitality and leisure properties with a 75% relief, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business. This scheme will operate for the 2024/25 year only.

As the scheme is designed for a limited period only, the Government is not making changes to legislation, but instead providing detailed guidance, and asking local authorities to use powers under s47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 to set up the schemes. Government will then fully repay the cost of relief awarded in line with their guidance.

 

Lead officer: Chris Baker