Agenda

Cabinet
Thursday, 24 September 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: This will be a virtual, online meeting.

Contact: Steve Culliford  Democratic Services Officer

Note: This is a vrtual meeting, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTj2pCic8vzucpzIaSWE3UQ 

Items
No. Item

ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED WITH THE PUBLIC PRESENT

Reports considered with the public present are available on the council’s website.

 

1.

Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence. 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 6 August 2020. 

3.

Declaration of disclosable pecuniary interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting. 

4.

Urgent business and chair's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair. 

5.

Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 

CABINET DECISIONS

6.

Recommendations from other committees

To consider any recommendations to Cabinet from other committees. 

 

Climate Emergency Advisory Committee – 14 September 2020

Power purchase agreements

 

The Climate Emergency Advisory Committee discussed a report on power purchase agreements.  The report suggested that officers should join discussions with other Oxfordshire councils and commercial partners to identify the feasibility of entering into a power purchase agreement.  The committee made the following recommendation.

 

Recommended: to Cabinet that officers join discussions with other Oxfordshire councils and commercial partners to identify the feasibility of entering into a power purchase agreement. 

 

However, the committee wish to understand what flexibility would be allowed in such a contract.  There was concern that the council would have to commit to a fixed amount of electricity purchase, when the council’s aim is to reduce use.  The committee also wished to understand the contractual arrangements pending any local government reorganisation in Oxfordshire. 

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL

7.

Treasury outturn 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To consider the interim head of finance’s report. 

Additional documents:

8.

Exclusion of the Public

To consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business under Part 1 of Schedule 12A Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

(i)         it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 to 7 Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

(ii)       the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. 

ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED WITH THE PUBLIC EXCLUDED

The council hereby gives notice that it intends to hold part of this Cabinet meeting in private to consider the following items for the reasons set out in the ‘exclusion of the public’ item above.  These reports are not available on the council’s website.

9.

Commercial negotiations with Capita and the review of Exchequer Services and Finance IT systems

To consider the report of the acting deputy chief executive – transformation and operations and the interim head of finance. 

10.

Office accommodation