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To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 January, 2019, copy attached as an appendix.
That the Minutes of 21 January, 2019, be approved as a correct record.
Exclusion of the Public
The following matter is for consideration by Members “In Committee”. It will therefore be necessary to
That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the Paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.
Item No. 6 – Impact of Unitary on Statutory Roles (Paragraphs 1 and 4).
The public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information because the report contains:-
· personal and sensitive information relating to an individual.
· information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour matter arising between the authority and employees of, or office holders, under the Authority.
That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the Paragraph indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act:-
Impact of Unitary on Statutory Roles (Paragraphs 1 and 4)
Impact of Unitary on Statutory Roles
Councillor Mrs Macpherson
Leader of the Council
To consider the attached confidential report.
Contact Officer: Ifty Ali, Lead Legal and Monitoring Officer
The Committee was aware that a new Buckinghamshire Council would be established on 1 April, 2020. The Structural Changes Orders bringing this into effect were currently before Parliament. Officers who held statutory roles, namely the Head of the Paid Service, Monitoring Officer and Section 151 Officer would be particularly impacted as a result of the transition to unitary local government.
During the shadow period there would be a TUPE consultation process with all staff regarding the transfer of employees to the new authority. A redundancy consultation would be specifically required for the Head of the Paid Service, Monitoring Officer and Section 151 Officer.
The Committee considered a report on the proposed early exit of the Chief Executive (the Head of the Paid Service), the division of his responsibilities between the existing Directors up to 31 March 2020 and the likely future position in relation to the Monitoring Officer and Corporate Directors (including the Section 151 Officer) during the implementation period. A report on the latter would be brought at a later date.
The report before Members set out the costs and savings associated with the early exit of the Chief Executive and after due consideration, it was unanimously
(1) That Council be recommended to approve the proposed early exit of the Chief Executive and Head of the Paid Service on the terms set out in the Committee report, and the consequential arrangements relating to the senior and statutory roles during the transition to unitary local government (as also set out in the Committee report).
(2) That Council be recommended to note the potential exit arrangements of the senior statutory roles during the implementation of the new Buckinghamshire Council.