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No. Item


Public Question Time

A period of up to 30 minutes for public questions on matters relevant to the Committee’s remit which are not related to items featuring on the agenda.  Advance notice of question is preferred but not essential.


Apologies for Absence and Attendance of Substitute Members


Declarations of interest

Members are invited to declare any pecuniary interests and any non-pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on the agenda.





To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2018.


Schools Budget Estimates and Schools Funding Formula pdf icon PDF 355 KB

To recommend the Schools Budget for 2019/20.

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Resolved that the Finance and Contracts Committee is RECOMMENDED to recommend Council that –


1.            the Schools Budget for 2019-20 be approved in line with paragraph 17 and Annex 1 of this report;

2.            the proposals outlined for the Central School Services Block be approved including the transfer of £27k to the High Needs Block (ref. paras 26-28 of the report);

3.            the proposals outlined for the Early Years Block be approved, including the increase of the SEN Inclusion Fund to allow for high needs support for early years children (ref. paras. 29 – 35 of the report);

4.            the proposals outlined for the High Needs Block be approved (ref paras. 36-39 of the report)

5.            the proposals outlined for the Schools Block (ref. paras 20-25) and the Schools Funding Formula outlined in Annex 2 and the Schools Allocations in Annex 3 of the report be approved, including a Minimum Funding Guarantee of -1.5% per pupil (ref. paras 22-23 of the report).


Medium Term Financial Plan 2019-20 to 2022-23 and Detailed Budget and Council Tax 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To set out the proposed budget for 2019/20 to 2022/23 and the detailed information required to enable this Committee to make recommendations to inform the Finance and Contracts Committee’s recommendations to Budget Council on 26 February 2019.


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Resolved that the general fund proposals in the budget report regarding the 2019/20 budget for AfC Commissioning, Education and Skills, Schools and School Place Planning, Special Educational Needs, Children’s Centres, Pupil Referral Units, Youth Service, Safeguarding, Looked After Children, Adult Social Care, Public Health, Leisure Services, Mental Health, Equalities, Adult Education be RECOMMENDED to the Finance and Contracts Committee.


Urgent Items authorised by the Chair


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following resolution is included as a standard item which will only be relevant if any exempt matter is to be considered at the meeting for which the Committee wish to resolve to exclude the press and public:


To exclude the public from the meeting under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it is likely that exempt information, as defined in paragraph x of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act, would be disclosed and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


In the event of exclusion being agreed, members of the public and press are to withdraw to the Reception on the ground floor of the Guildhall to await re-admission to the Chamber.





Amy Woodgate House - Provision of Residential and Day Services for People with Dementia pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To tender for a contract to manage Amy Woodgate House (residential care home for the elderly people with dementia) from October 2019 and to approve arrangements for the Council (RBK) to manage the service in the interim.


Resolved that –


1.            the Council agree to tender for a provider to manage Amy Woodgate House from October 2019 for a period of up to 20 years (10 years with two possible 5 year extensions), with a potential life value of £37m; and

2.            the Council manage Amy Woodgate, as an interim measure, from 1 March 2019, through a TUPE transfer of existing staff.