Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

35.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Amos (with no substitute), Clifton (with Councillor Placey substituting) and King (with no substitute).

36.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on 21 October 2020.

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Human Resources & Council Tax Committee held on Wednesday 21 October 2020 be approved as a correct record.

37.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Griffiths declared for the public record that he was a member of the GMB Union and a Shop Steward but that he had no involvement with Tendring District Council in that capacity.

38.

Questions on Notice pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 38

Subject to providing two working days’ notice, a Member of the Committee may ask the Chairman of the Committee a question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the Tendring District and which falls within the terms of reference of the Committee.

Minutes:

No Questions on Notice had been submitted on this occasion.

39.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Items 6 and 7 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, as amended, of the Act.”

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor M E Stephenson, seconded by Councillor Griffiths and:-

 

RESOLVED that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of Agenda Items 6 and 7 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, as amended, of the Act.

40.

Exempt Minute of the Meeting held on Wednesday 21 October 2020

To confirm as a correct record the exempt minute of the meeting of the Committee held on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED that the exempt minute of the meeting of the Human Resources & Council Tax Committee held on Wednesday 21 October 2020 be approved as a correct record.

41.

Report of the Chief Executive - B.1 - Market Forces Report for a Post within Legal Services

To put forward proposals for a Market Forces Supplement to support the recruitment of qualified Senior Planning Lawyer and applicability of equivalent market forces to other posts within Legal Services, which are required to be held by qualified solicitors with current SRA Practising Certificates.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was RESOLVED that –

 

(a)       that the Market Forces Supplement be applied to the post of Planning Lawyer and to other posts within Legal Services which are required to be held by qualified solicitors with a current Solicitors Regulation Authority practising certificate; and

 

(b)       the Supplement be applied for a period of two years, in line with the Council’s approved Market Forces Policy, at which point a further review will be undertaken.