Agenda and minutes

Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for Resources
Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Regeneration Meeting Room, County Hall, Carmarthen, SA31 1JP.. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

 

2.

DECISION RECORD - 9TH JULY, 2018 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the decision record of the meeting held on the 9th July 2018 be signed as a correct record.

 

3.

REPORTS NOT FOR PUBLICATION

FOLLOWING CONSIDERATION OF ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND FOLLOWING THE APPLICATION OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST TEST THE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER MAY CONSIDER THAT THE FOLLOWING ITEM IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION AS IT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH 14 OF PART 4 OF SCHEDULE 12A TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 AS AMENDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ACCESS TO INFORMATION) (VARIATION) (WALES) ORDER 2007

Minutes:

RESOLVED pursuant to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information)(Variation)(Wales) Order 2007 that the following items were not for publication as the reports contained exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

 

 

4.

COUNCIL TAX - DISCRETIONARY DISCOUNTS

Minutes:

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute no. 3 above not to publicise the content of the report as it contained exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) (Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act).

 

The public interest test in this matter related to the fact that the report included personal data relating to former council tenants, including details of their rent arrears.  The publication of individual debts was unwarranted and would prejudice the rights and freedoms of the relevant data subjects.  Accordingly, the public interest in disclosure was outweighed by the public interest in maintaining confidentiality.

 

The Executive Board Member considered a report detailing applications which had been received for discretionary reduction of Council Tax. 

  

It was noted that regulations had been introduced with effect from April 2004 giving Local Authorities discretionary powers to grant locally determined Council Tax discounts or reductions, over and above existing statutory reductions. 

 

RESOLVED that application references 602848894-6, 60355403-X and 60273054-6 be refused.

 

5.

NON-DOMESTIC RATES - HARDSHIP RELIEF

Minutes:

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute no. 3 above not to publicise the content of the report as it contained exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) (Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act).

 

The public interest test in this matter related to the fact that the report included personal data relating to former council tenants, including details of their rent arrears.  The publication of individual debts was unwarranted and would prejudice the rights and freedoms of the relevant data subjects.  Accordingly, the public interest in disclosure was outweighed by the public interest in maintaining confidentiality.

 

The Executive Board member considered two applications for Hardship Relief under the provisions of Section 49 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 as amended.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

5.1       for application reference 30033902, hardship relief be refused;

5.2       for application reference 80022559, hardship relief be awarded in respect of the outstanding balance for 2018/19.

 

6.

NON-DOMESTIC RATES - DISCRETIONARY DISCOUNT

Minutes:

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute no. 3 above not to publicise the content of the report as it contained exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) (Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act).

 

The public interest test in this matter related to the fact that the report included personal data relating to former council tenants, including details of their rent arrears.  The publication of individual debts was unwarranted and would prejudice the rights and freedoms of the relevant data subjects.  Accordingly, the public interest in disclosure was outweighed by the public interest in maintaining confidentiality.

 

The Executive Board Member considered an application for Discretionary Reduction or Remission of Business Rates under the provisions of Section 47 of Local Government (Finance) Act 1988 as amended.

 

RESOLVED that application reference 80022162-6 be awarded a 40% discount to 31st March 2019.