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Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 95 KB


Absence of Members


Declaration of Members' Disclosable Pecuniary interests and Non Pecuniary interests (If any)


    The following interests were declared:



    Agenda Item

    Interest declared

    Councillor Ross Houston

    Item 11 – Sustainable Design and Construction Residential Design Guidance SPD and

    Item 12 - ICT Strategy

    Non pecuniary interest as Cllr Houston is a Council appointed representative on the

    Barnet Group Board.

    Councillor Alon Or-bach

    Item 12 - ICT Strategy

    Non pecuniary interest as Cllr Or-bach is an employee of Samsung, a partner of the council’s new IT assurance partner.



Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)


Public Questions and Comments (if any)


Members' Items (if any)


Monitoring the impact of Brexit on Barnet pdf icon PDF 193 KB


    The Committee considered the report.




    1.    That the Committee agree the suggested set of indicators to be monitored, as set out in Tables 1 and 2 of this report.


    2.    That the Committee agree to receive six-monthly updates based on the suggested indicators, together with accompanying comments from officers and a view from local strategic partners. 


Business Planning 2017-20 - Efficiency Plan pdf icon PDF 248 KB


Business Planning Update 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 279 KB

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    The Committee noted the report.


    It was noted there were typographical errors in recommendation two. It was noted that the word ‘approved’ and that the words ‘and deletions’ should be deleted from the recommendation, as there were no deletions in this instance.  This was duly agreed.  


    RESOLVED – That the Committee


    1.    Approve the budget virements as set out in sections 1.2 &1.3


    2.    Approve the additions to the capital programme and the funding changes as shown in paragraph 1.4



Customer Transformation Programme pdf icon PDF 380 KB

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    The Committee considered the report.


    With respect to recommendation four, Councillor Rawlings requested that there be consideration at a future Constitution, Ethics and Probity Committee meeting of the practice of some decisions being delegated to an officer in consultation with the Chairman, with no reference to opposition members of the committee. This was duly agreed.


    A separate vote was taken on recommendation four.


    On recommendations one to three being put to the vote, the recommendations were unanimously declared carried.


    On recommendation four being put to the vote, the Committee voted:


    For: 6 

    Against: 5

    Abstain: 0


    Recommendation four was declared carried.


    RESOLVED – That the Committee


    1.    Approves the vision for the future of customer services in Barnet (section 1.2 to 1.6), as agreed on 28 June 2016 as part of the Customer Access Strategy.


    2.    Approves the Customer Transformation Programme Business Case (Appendix A), which sets out the proposed approach. Agrees the capital addition of £1.5m to the capital programme for 2016/17 to deliver Phase 1 of the programme as set out in paragraph 9.2. Notes the overall anticipated costs of £5.4m over a two-year period to deliver this vision. The capital requirements for the balance of the funding required in future years will be considered as part of the Council’s capital investment programme within the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy which will be brought back to this Committee at a future date for approval based on the successful delivery of Phase 1.


    3.    Approves the Chief Operating Officer to commission the council’s contracted IT assurance partner to scrutinise the technical aspects of the programme before funding is released or contracts are signed.


    4.    Delegates authority to the Chief Operating Officer, in consultation with the Chairman of the P&R Committee, to agree an appropriate delivery plan and to enter into contracts to deliver this work with payment based on successful delivery against milestones.



Sustainable Design and Construction and Residential Design Guidance Supplementary Planning Documents pdf icon PDF 292 KB


ICT Strategy pdf icon PDF 270 KB


Committee Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 235 KB


Any other item(s) the Chairman decides are urgent