Agenda and minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BG

Contact: Salar Rida 020 8359 7113 Email: salar.rida@barnet.gov.uk 

Note: Two paper copies of the agenda only will be available at the meeting for members of the public. Attendees are requested to view the agenda online and if needed, to print any specific agenda report(s). 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 102 KB

    Minutes:

    The Chairman of the Financial Performance and Contracts Committee, Councillor Peter Zinkin welcomed all attendees and opened the meeting.

     

    It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting of the Financial Performance and Contracts Committee held on 19th June 2019 be agreed as a correct record.

2.

Absence of Members

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Councillor Alex Prager who was substituted by Councillor Julian Teare.

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-Pecuniary Interests

    Minutes:

    There were none.

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

5.

Public Questions and Comments (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

6.

Members' Items (if any)

    Minutes:

    None.

7.

Chief Financial Officer Report Month 5 (August 2019) pdf icon PDF 426 KB

8.

Capital Programme 2019-2025 pdf icon PDF 421 KB

9.

Colindale Office Move - Update pdf icon PDF 211 KB

    Minutes:

    Assistant Director for Estates, Chris Smith presented the report. He noted that Family Services have moved from the second floor to the first floor of the North London Business Park Building 2 so that the second floor can be handed back. Family Services are then due to move out of North London Business Park into Colindale Offices.

     

    It was unanimously RESOLVED:

     

    1.     That the Committee noted the progress including the successful relocation of over 1700 staff to the new council office in Colindale.

     

    2.     That the Committee noted the exempt accompanying report.

     

10.

Q1 2019/20 Contracts Performance Report pdf icon PDF 451 KB

    Minutes:

    Deborah Hinde, Director for Commercial and IT Services presented the report which provides an overview of performance for the key strategic contracts, excluding information already reported to Theme Committees for Q1.

     

    The Committee noted the progress delivered in respect of pension administration, Annual Pension Benefit statements and data improvement.

    Following a request for an update on the Pension Regulator’s press release and intervention report, it was agreed that this information be circulated to the Committee. (Action – Pensions)

     

    The Committee requested that:

    -        Future Quarterly Performance reports clarify whether there is overspend or underspend on the HBPL Budget (Action – Commercial, Performance)

    -        Telephony service issues be reviewed including voice recognition (Action – Commercial)

     

    It was unanimously RESOLVED that:

     

    The Committee reviewed the Q1 2019/20 performance in relation to back-office functions delivered by the Customer and Support Group (CSG), Planning services delivered by Regional Enterprise (Re) and Legal services delivered by Harrow and Barnet Public Law (HBPL) and noted any recommendations to Policy and Resources Committee or Theme Committees on issues arising from this review.

     

11.

Committee Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 213 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted the standing item on the agenda which lists the business items for consideration at future meetings of the Committee during 2019-2020.

     

    It was RESOLVED that the Committee noted the Forward Work Programme 2019- 2020 which was updated during the meeting with the additional items referred to above.

     

12.

Any Other Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent

    Minutes:

    None.

13.

Motion to Exclude the Press and Public

    Minutes:

    The Chairman moved a motion, which was seconded and approved, to exclude the Press and Public on the basis that the exempt items will involve discussion of confidential information. Members of the press and public vacated the room and the public gallery was cleared.

14.

Exempt - Colindale Office Move Update

    Minutes:

    The Committee noted the exempt information as set out within the exempt report.

15.

Any Other Exempt Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent

    Minutes:

    None.