Agenda

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Joe Kwateng, Governance Officer  0208 937 1354 Email: joe.kwateng@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair and Vice Chair

2.

Declarations of personal and prejudicial interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, any relevant financial or other interest in the items on this agenda.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting - 13 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

4.

Matters arising

5.

Deputations (if any)

6.

Trading Standards Fees and Charges 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

This report provides Members with information concerning the proposed level of fees and charges to be made by the Brent & Harrow Trading Standards Service during 2020/21. 

7.

Tenants Fees Act and Client Money Protection policy on determining the appropriate level of financial penalties pdf icon PDF 83 KB

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has produced statutory guidance under both the Tenants Fees Act 2019 (TFA) and the Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Requirement to Belong to a Scheme etc.) Regulations (CMPR).  The guidance requires Trading Standards to develop and publish their own policy on determining the appropriate level of financial penalties to impose with regards to breaches in the legislation.

This report seeks members’ comments on the draft policy.

 

I have attached an appendix to this report.

 

Additional documents:

8.

Trading Standards Annual Report 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

This report presents the Trading Standards annual report for the year 2019/2020.  It is a requirement of the Trading Standards Consortium Agreement that an annual report is presented to the Joint Advisory Board which includes details of the work undertaken by each borough team during the financial year to which it relates.

 

I have attached an appendix to this report.

 

 

Additional documents:

9.

The Trading Standards Service Response to Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

This report provides Members with details of Trading Standards response and change of duties during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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 (London Borough of Brent) or his representative before the meeting in accordance with the constitutions of both councils.