Agenda and decisions

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Note: The press and public are welcome to attend this as an online virtual meeting. The link to attend and view the meeting is available via the Live Streaming page on the Democracy website or the link on the agenda frontsheet listed above. 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Harbi Farah (Lead Member of Adult Social Care), Carolyn Downs (Chief Executive) and Phil Porter (Strategic Director, Community Wellbeing – represented by Hakeem Osinaike).

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

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Decision:

Councillor Amar Agaha declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 7 – National Non-Domestic Rates: Applications for Discretionary Rate Relief as one of the Council’s appointed representatives on the South Kilburn Trust.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 20 April 2020 as a correct record.

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Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 20 April 2020 as an accurate record of the meeting.

4.

Matters Arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

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Decision:

None

5.

Petitions (if any)

To discuss any petitions from members of the public, in accordance with Standing Order 66.

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Decision:

None

6.

Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any)

There are no reference reports from either of the Council’s Scrutiny Committees for consideration at this meeting.

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Decision:

None.

7.

National Non-Domestic Rates – Applications for Discretionary Rate Relief pdf icon PDF 85 KB

This report outlines the discretion available to the Council to award rate relief to charities or non-profitmaking bodies.  The award of discretionary rate relief is based on agreed policy and criteria, with Cabinet required to consider any new applications for relief pursuant to existing policy.  The report details, for consideration, all new applications for relief received since Cabinet last considered such applications in September 2019.

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Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the applications for discretionary rate relief in respect of National Non-Domestic Rate liability, as set out and detailed in Appendix 2 of the report.

8.

Authority to Award Contracts for the Purchase of Gas and Electricity (October 2020 to September 2022) pdf icon PDF 137 KB

This report is seeking authority to award contracts for the supply of electricity and gas for two years from the LASER Framework.

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Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)    approve the award of a contract for the supply of electricity to NPower Limited for two years as from 1st October 2020 via a call-off from LASER Framework Y18003,

 

(2)    approve the award of a contract for the supply of gas to Total Gas and Power for two years from 1st October 2020 via a call-off from the LASER Framework Y18002; and 

 

(3)    approve, alternatively to the recommendations at (1) and (2) above, the award of contracts for gas and electricity to the next ranked Suppliers on Lot 1 of each of the Frameworks referred to in section 5 of the report,  if NPower Limited or Total Gas and Power cannot, or do not accept the offer of a Council contract. Such award shall be in accordance with the offer and award process described in section 5 of the report;

 

(4)    approve the Council’s entry into an Access Agreement with Kent County Council referred to in section 5 of the report, to enable its participation and purchase of gas and electricity from the Frameworks referred to in (1) and (2) above.

9.

Exclusion of Press and Public

No items have been identified in advance of the meeting that will require

the exclusion of the press or public.

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Decision:

There were no items requiring the exclusion of the press or public.

10.

Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.

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Decision:

None.