Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Friday, 16th March, 2018 12.00 pm

Venue: Executive Meeting Room - The Guildhall - floor 3

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith, Democratic Services Tel 9283 4057  Email: joanne.wildsmith@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interests

3.

Record of Previous Decision Meeting - 12 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 271 KB

A copy of the record of the previous decisions taken at Cabinet on 12 February 2018 are attached.

 

RECOMMENDED that the record of the decisions taken at the Cabinet meeting of 12 February 2018 are approved as a correct record, to be signed by the Leader.

 

4.

Portsmouth Safeguarding Children's Board (PSCB) Annual Report pdf icon PDF 171 KB

The PSCB Board will be represented by Vice-Chair Louise Boyle and Lucy Rylatt (PSCB Business Manager) who will introduce the Annual Report of the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board on the effectiveness of safeguarding children in Portsmouth.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Cabinet is invited to receive the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report and to note areas of progress and challenges in the work delivered by services to safeguard children and promote their well-being.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet received the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report and noted areas of progress and challenges in the work delivered by services to safeguard children and promote their well-being.

5.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Implementation Grant 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The purpose of the report by the Director of Children, Families and Education is to seek agreement to allocate the Special Educational Needs (SEND) Reforms grant for 2018-19 plus the additional Preparation for Employment grant. 

 

 

RECOMMENDED that Cabinet approves the allocation of the:

 

·         SEND reforms grant of £118,648 in 2018-19 to the Education portfolio;

·         Preparation for Employment grant in 2018-19 to the Education portfolio

Decision:

Cabinet approved the allocation of the:

 

·         SEND reforms grant of £118,648 in 2018-19 to the Education portfolio;

·         Preparation for Employment grant in 2018-19 to the Education portfolio.

6.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy pdf icon PDF 215 KB

The report by the Director of Public Health is to present to the Cabinet the Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2018-2021 for approval.

 

There is statutory duty on local Health and Wellbeing Boards to produce a strategy for the Health and Wellbeing of their population, which should be adopted by the partner organisations.  At the last meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board on 21 February 2018, a document was approved by the Health and Wellbeing Board, with the recommendation that this is adopted by partner organisations.

 

RECOMMENDED

 

The Cabinet is recommended to approve the Health and Wellbeing Strategy attached at Appendix 1.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet recommended to Council the approval of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy (Appendix 1 of the report).

 

(This item being referred to Council for approval is not subject to call-in)

7.

Treasury Management Policy 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

The purpose of this report is to obtain the Council’s approval of the updated Treasury Management Policy Statement (attached) which includes:

·         Annual Minimum Revenue Provision for Debt Repayment Statement

·         Annual Investment Strategy

 

The recommendations are set out in Section 3 of the report and this report is being submitted to Council on 20 March 2018 for approval.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The recommendations as set out in Section 3 of the report were supported for submission to Council for approval.

 

(This item being referred to Council for approval is not subject to call-in)

 

8.

Revenue Budget Monitoring 2017/18 (Quarter 3) pdf icon PDF 82 KB

The purpose of this report is to update members on the current Revenue Budget position of the Council as at the end of the third quarter for 2017/18 in accordance with the proposals set out in the “Portsmouth City Council - Budget & Council Tax 2018/19 & Medium Term Budget Forecast 2019/20 to 2021/22” report approved by the City Council on the 13th February 2018.

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

(i) The forecast outturn position for 2017/18 be noted:

 

(a) An underspend of £1,257,600 before further forecast transfers (from)/to Portfolio Specific Reserves & Ring Fenced Public Health Reserve

(b) An underspend of £133,300 after further forecast transfers (from)/to Portfolio Specific Reserves & Ring Fenced Public Health Reserve.

 

(ii) Members note:

 

(a) That any actual overspend at year end will in the first instance be deducted from any Portfolio Specific Reserve balance and once depleted then be deducted from the 2018/19 Cash Limit.

(b) That on 13th February 2018 City Council approved that any underspending for 2017/18 arising at year-end outside of those made by Portfolio's (currently forecast at £133,300) be transferred to Capital resources.

 

(iii) Directors, in consultation with the appropriate Cabinet Member, consider options that seek to minimise any forecast overspend presently being reported and prepare strategies outlining how any consequent reduction to the 2018/19 Portfolio cash limit will be managed to avoid further overspending during 2018/19.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet agreed that:

 

(i) The forecast outturn position for 2017/18 be noted:

 

(a) An underspend of £1,257,600 before further forecast transfers (from)/to Portfolio Specific Reserves & Ring Fenced Public Health Reserve

(b) An underspend of £133,300 after further forecast transfers (from)/to Portfolio Specific Reserves & Ring Fenced Public Health Reserve.

 

(ii) Members noted:

 

(a) That any actual overspend at year end will in the first instance be deducted from any Portfolio Specific Reserve balance and once depleted then be deducted from the 2018/19 Cash Limit.

(b) That on 13th February 2018 City Council approved that any underspending for 2017/18 arising at year-end outside of those made by Portfolio's (currently forecast at £133,300) be transferred to Capital resources.

 

(iii) Directors, in consultation with the appropriate Cabinet Member, consider options that seek to minimise any forecast overspend presently being reported and prepare strategies outlining how any consequent reduction to the 2018/19 Portfolio cash limit will be managed to avoid further overspending during 2018/19.

9.

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Capacity Building Grant 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

 

The purpose of this report is to seek agreement to allocate the recently announced Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) capacity building grant, to be paid in 2017-18, towards supporting the service provision for UASC in 2018-19. 

 

RECOMMENDED

Cabinet is recommended to approve the allocation of the UASC capacity building grant of £188,126 to the Children's Social Care portfolio for use in 2018-19.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the allocation of the UASC capacity building grant of £188,126 to the Children's Social Care portfolio for use in 2018-19.

10.

The Portsmouth Harbour One Public Estate Programme (Information Item)

Report to follow.

Decision:

A brief verbal update was given but no formal report and no decision was taken on this item, which is therefore not subject to call-in.