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Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 383 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 4 March 2020

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 4th March 2020 be approved as a correct record to  be signed by the Leader.

4.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 551 KB

To receive any questions from members of the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  Deadline for notification is not later than 11.00 am on Monday 27 April 2020

Additional documents:

5.

Member Question Time pdf icon PDF 702 KB

To receive any questions of which Members have given due notice, the deadline for notification for this meeting is 5.00 pm on Friday 24 April 2020

6.

Scrutiny Items

7.

West Mercia Energy - Treatment of WMS Pension Liability pdf icon PDF 333 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Peter Nutting – Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Strategy

 

Report of Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance attached

 

Contact:  James Walton 01743 258915

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That subject to the Executives of Worcestershire County Council, Telford & Wrekin Council and Herefordshire Council agreeing to the same recommendations, Cabinet agreed to: 

 

A.        Remove the responsibility for the discharge of its function in relation to the pension deficit liability in relation to former WMS employees (including Compensatory Added Years Benefits) as identified in this report from the business of the WME Joint Committee with effect from 1 April 2020;

 

B.        Allocate the pension deficit liability identified in Recommendation A above to a new employer within the Shropshire County Pension Fund, called ‘WMS Pension’;

 

C.        Establish a joint committee pursuant to section 101(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, with Worcestershire County Council, Telford & Wrekin Council and Herefordshire Council known as the WMS Pension Joint Committee and delegate responsibility with effect from 1 April 2020 to the WMS Pension Joint Committee to discharge the functions of Shropshire Council relating to the pension deficit liability from former WMS employees (including Compensatory Added Years Benefits) as set out in Section 5 below allocate to the WMS Pension employer within the Shropshire County Pension Fund;

 

D.        Approve the proposed governance arrangements set out in Appendix 1, and confirm that the Council’s appointed Executive Members to the WMS Pension Joint Committee shall be the Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Strategic Planning, the Council’s current representatives on the West Mercia Energy Joint Committee;

 

E.        Delegate authority to the Director of Finance, Governance & Assurance (Section 151) to progress and agree the arrangements as set out in Section 5, including a relevant payment mechanism and finalise a Joint Agreement for the WMS Pension Joint Committee incorporating the terms set out in Appendix 1, in consultation with Section 151 Officers from the remaining Owning Authorities.

 

F.        Approve the treatment of the WME asset share to be fully funded with effect from 1 April 2020 using IAS19/FRS102 actuarial assumptions with the resulting additional cost of this funding option allocated to the WMS Pension employer within the Shropshire County Pension Fund. 

 

G.      Delegate authority to the Director of Finance, Governance & Assurance (Section 151) to agree the final figures, of which estimates are set out in Section 6, and in consultation with the Section 151 Officers from the remaining Owning Authorities.

8.

Shropshire Safeguarding Partnership pdf icon PDF 579 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Ed Potter – Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services

 

Report of the Director of Children’s Services attached

 

Contact:  Karen Bradshaw 01743 254201

Decision:

 RESOLVED:

 

1.         That the partnership arrangements and the respective Boards for Community Safety, Children and Adult Safeguarding be amalgamated.

 

2.         That Shropshire Council be approved as the accountable body on behalf of the newly formed Partnership.

 

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