Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet Member for Resources - Tuesday, 17th January, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting. View directions

Contact: Kevin Thomas  01267 224027

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

2.

TO SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE DECISION RECORD OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 9TH DECEMBER 2022 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the decision record for the meeting held on the 9th December, 2022 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REPORTS NOT FOR PUBLICATION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AND FOLLOWING THE APPLICATION OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST TEST THE CABINET MEMBER MAY CONSIDER THAT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT FOR PUBLICATION AS THEY CONTAIN EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH 14 OF PART 4 OF SCHEDULE 12A TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 AS AMENDED BY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT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as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information)(Variation)(Wales) Order 2007 that the following items were not for publication as the reports contained exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act.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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute 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 applications for the discretionary reduction of Council Tax and that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption under paragraph 14 of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act outweighed the public interest in disclosing had the potential to have a disproportionate effect upon the individuals concerned and was not necessary for any of the purposes specified in the Data Protection Act 2018.

 

The Cabinet Member considered a report detailing applications 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. While delegated authority was granted to the Head of Financial Services to determine applications falling within specific criteria, applications falling outside those criteria were to be determined by the Cabinet Member for Resources:

 

RESOLVED:

4.1

that the awards detailed in Appendix A to the report be approved and that delegated authority be granted to the Revenue Services Manager to approve the reduction, removal or increase the award if there was a future change in circumstances;

4.2

That application reference numbers 86683 and 107526 be granted in the sums detailed in the report and that delegated authority be granted to the Revenue Services Manager to approve the reduction, removal or increase the award should there be a future change in circumstances

 

 

5.

PROPOSED TENANCY AGREEMENT OF THE FFWRNES FACH, LLANELLI

Minutes:

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute 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 matters of tenancy and that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption under paragraph 14 of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information in the report as disclosure would undermine the Council’s negotiating position in similar transactions in the future and risk harming public finances.

 

The Cabinet Member considered a report on the granting of a tenancy agreement for Ffwrnes Fach, Llanelli.

 

RESOLVED that a tenancy agreement for Ffwrnes Fach, Llanelli be granted on the terms detailed within the report