Employment Committee - Thursday, 17th November, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: James Harris on 023 9260 6065  Email:

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Members' Interests


Minutes of the meeting held on 7 July 2022 and the extraordinary meeting held on 26 August 2022 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the ordinary meeting held on 7 July 2022 and the extraordinary meeting held on 26 August 2022 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as correct records.

Additional documents:


Health and Safety Annual Report (for period 1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022) pdf icon PDF 102 KB



To provide assurance to the Employment Committee that Portsmouth City Council is complying with health and safety legislation and is ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of those affected by the council's activities.


This report is for NOTING.




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Workforce Profile pdf icon PDF 96 KB




The purpose of this report to present to the committee the workforce profile for 2021 with a summary of key highlights.


This report is for NOTING.




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Real Living Wage Accreditation pdf icon PDF 135 KB



At its meeting of 7 July 2022 the Committee resolved to ask Group leaders to nominate members from their group to form a task and finish group to investigate how Living Wage accreditation can be taken forward through the governance cycle and budget setting process and report back to the committee with recommendations at its next meeting in September.


The purpose of this report therefore is to provide recommendations of the task and finish group in accordance with the above resolution.




The task and finish group recommend that the Employment Committee:


(i)             Asks the Cabinet to consider including Real Living Wage accreditation in the upcoming budget setting process to seek sustainable funding; and


(ii)           Asks Cabinet that in the budget setting process the financial impact is assessed using data previously provided to the committee on which to base its assumptions subject to the announcement of the revised Real Living Wage rate for 2023 which is expected to be announced in November by the Living Wage Foundation.