Agenda and minutes

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245.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Kate Lymer and Peter Morgan.

246.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

247.

RELEASE FROM CONTINGENCY - NATIONAL LIVING WAGE COST INCREASES 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Minutes:

Report FSD 17061

 

The Executive received a report on the effect of the National Living Wage, which had increased by 30p per hour to £7.50 on 1st April 2017. The impact of the 2016/17 National Living Wage increases had been included in the 2017/18 budget, but the further increase to 7.50 per hour was not. Staff working for external agencies had been expecting the increase in National living Wage to be passed on to them since April 2017 – some agencies had been able to do this, but others had not. Funding for the National living Wage increases was held in contingency.

 

The impact of the National Living Wage was felt across services, but in particular in adult social care. Members recognised the need to support these services and supported the recommendation.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9.01am and re-convened at 9.27am.

 

RESOLVED that £852k in 2017/18 (£748k in the full year) be released from the Council’s Central Contingency sum.

 

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