Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Emma Cunnington  Email: emma.cunnington@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

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2.

Members Declarations Under the Code of Conduct in Respect of Items on the Agenda

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To agree the public minutes of the Sub-Committee meeting held on 22 October 2020.

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 22 October 2020 were agreed as a correct record.

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4.

Resolution from the Education Board pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To receive a resolution from the Education Board from its meeting on 24 September 2020.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received a resolution from the Education Board concerning the proposed new funding model for schools reflected from Sir Mike Tomlinson’s review into education.

 

RESOLVED, that:-

·         The resolution be noted.

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5.

Governance Review: Standards pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Town Clerk.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk concerning key questions around the implementation of the Governance Review for the Standards Regime.

 

The Policy Chair began by thanking her Deputy Chairman for his hard work in managing the Member consultation sessions and relayed some of the key areas of feedback from Members of the wider Court.

 

Members then discussed each question laid out in the report as follows:-

 

Independent Panel

 

(i)            Do Members agree with the recommendation to establish an Independent Panel, composed only of independent persons?

The Sub-Committee were in unanimous agreement with this recommendation.

 

(ii)           Should such a Panel receive allegations of misconduct, determine whether to investigate, present findings to the Court, and hear any appeal?

Members were supportive of the three-stage process outlined in the report, and some felt strongly that the first stage (an informal conversation with the Chief Commoner) should be mandatory. One Member suggested that, depending on the issue, the use of external dispute resolution experts also be considered at an early stage.

 

(iii)          What should its composition be?

The Sub-Committee debated whether the composition should be entirely comprised of independent (i.e. external) individuals or whether there should be some Members (in the minority) who should be part of the Panel. Many felt that the Panel hearing appeals should be entirely independent (i.e. non-City Corporation Member), and that any independent individuals hearing the initial allegation should not also be part of the Appeals Panel.

 

Members also felt strongly that the Panel should be comprised of a diverse group of individuals.

 

There was a short discussion of the newly-appointed statutory IPs appointed under the Localism Act and it was agreed that these statutory IPs must be retained.

 

(iv)          How should it be appointed to?

A Member suggested that the panel be appointed independently, but

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6.

Questions on matters relating to the Work of the Sub-Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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7.

Any Other Business that the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

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8.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION – That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

 

Part 2 – Non-Public Agenda

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

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9.

City Fund, City's Estate and Bridge House Estates - Turnover Rent Proposal to Assist City of London Investment Tenants

Report of the City Surveyor.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the City Surveyor concerning a proposal on turnover rents to assist City of London investment tenants.

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10.

City Fund - Leadenhall Market Turnover Rents

Report of the City Surveyor.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the City Surveyor concerning a proposal on turnover rents to assist City of London tenants at Leadenhall Market.

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11.

City Fund - Funding Strategy 15/17 Eldon Street EC2 and 6 Broad Street Place EC2 Refurbishment Projects

Report of the City Surveyor.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the City Surveyor concerning a funding strategy for the refurbishment projects at 15/17 Eldon Street EC2 and 6 Broad Street Place EC2.

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12.

Questions on Matters Relating to the Work of the Sub-Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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13.

Any Other Business that the Chairman Considers Urgent and which the Sub-Committee agree should be Considered Whilst the Public are Excluded

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

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