Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 7th September, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Michael Williamson  This meeting can be viewed on Vimeo at

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Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration. If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2021.


Capital Support for Developments and Regeneration pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer


This report is to inform Members of the approaches the Council may use to support regeneration across the city, alongside case studies of how such approaches have been used. It also provides details of the recent and expected changes to the local authority capital financing framework.


Income Generation pdf icon PDF 335 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer


This report provides the Committee with the following:


·         A comprehensive detail of areas of income generation at the Council, including, income generating contracts, the commercial investment estate and an update on the City Council’s off street car parking operation following the bringing back in house on 1st January 2021.

·         An update on the Legal and Democratic services income following a previous report to this Committee in July 2019.

  • An overview of work that is ongoing to identify further income generating opportunities and what we can learn from other Local authorities.


Spend and Financing of External Wholly Owned Organisations pdf icon PDF 334 KB

Report of the City Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive


This report addresses the Committee’s request to consider the spend, financing and governance of its wholly owned companies.  It draws out the lessons learnt from recent Best Value and Public Interest reports on failings in other local authority companies, as well as considering the spend and financing arrangements through the case studies in the report.


Assurance Review on Capital Delivery pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer


The purpose of this report is to update Members on the external independent assurance review of the Council’s Capital Programme commissioned by Internal Audit as outlined in the report to Members in February 2021.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 492 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This report provides the Committee with details of key decisions that fall within the Committee’s remit and an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.