Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary Meeting, Policy and Finance Committee - Thursday 3rd November 2022 8.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber & Blue Room, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Jane Fulton 

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Items
No. Item

391.

Apology for Absence

Minutes:

An Apology for Absence had been received from Councillor Roberts.

392.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declaration of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the items or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:

 

a)             the item they have the interest in

b)             whether it is a pecuniary/personal interest and/or prejudicial interest

c)             the nature of the interest

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest made.

393.

Extraordinary Meeting of the Housing & Wellbeing Committee held on 3 November 2022 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To consider any recommendations from the extraordinary meeting of the Housing & Wellbeing Committee held on 3 November 2022 in relation to the Cost of Living Report and any Financial Implications.

Minutes:

          The Chair referred to the Extraordinary Meeting of the Housing & Wellbeing Committee that had been held immediately prior to this meeting and confirmed that the minutes from that meeting had been circulated to Members.

 

          These minutes contained a recommendation at Minute 390 [Cost of Living Report] and the Chair read out the recommendation to the Committee.  This was asking the Committee to approve (1.3) a virement of £180,000 to fund the cost-of-living crisis initiatives identified in recommendation 1.2 from additional interest on balances in 2022/23. It confirmed that if there were any monies outstanding, the matter would be reported back to the Housing & Wellbeing Committee for decision on spending.

 

          The Chair invited debate on this recommendation.  A question was raised by Councillor Stanley over finances where he sought confirmation that any funding from Arun to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) would be allocated to supporting only Arun residents and not residents from any other authority.  Assurance was provided by the representative in attendance from CAB that this would be the case.

 

          Councillor Stanley then confirmed that he wished to make an amendment to the recommendation to read as follows (additions have been made using bold):

 

“To approve (1.3) a virement of £180,000 to fund the cost-of-living crisis initiatives identified in recommendation 1.2 from additional interest on balances in 2022/23. If there are any monies outstanding it comes back to the Housing & Wellbeing Committee for decision on spending on items relating to the cost of living emergency”.

 

          This amendment was then seconded by Councillor Dixon.

 

          As there was no discussion on this amendment, it was approved by the Committee.

 

          The Chair then returned to the substantive recommendation, as amended, which was duly proposed by Councillor Pendleton and seconded by Councillor Cooper.

 

          The Committee

         

                     RESOLVED

 

To approve (1.3) a virement of £180,000 to fund the cost-of-living crisis initiatives identified in recommendation 1.2 from additional interest on balances in 2022/23. If there are any monies outstanding it comes back to the Housing & Wellbeing Committee for decision on spending on items relating to the cost of living emergency.