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Policy Committee 14-JAN-2019

14 January 2019 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Simon Hill. Contact committee services

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Attachments

pdf icon Agenda [77kb]

Agenda

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN CLOSED SESSION

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

  
2.

READING TRANSPORT LIMITED - SHAREHOLDER REPORT

Councillors Page & Brock / Director of Resources

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3.

EXTENSION OF THE PARKSIDE BUPA BLOCK CONTRACT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF READING COUNCIL CARE HOME FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

Councillor Jones / Director of Adult Care and Health Services

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ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC SESSION

4.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  
5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillors to declare any interests they may have in relation to the items for consideration in public session.

  
6.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 26 November 2018.

 pdf icon Item 6 [85kb]
7.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

To receive any petitions from the public and any questions from the public and Councillors.

  
8.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

  
9.

LONG TERM EMPTY PREMIUM - COUNCIL TAX

Councillor Brock / Director of Resources
This report asks the Committee to consider the Council Tax premium to be charged on long-term empty properties, following The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 which allows Local Authorities to increase this Premium.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 9 [63kb]
10.

APPROVAL OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEME AND THE COUNCIL TAX BASE FOR 2019/20

Councillors Brock & Lovelock / Director of Resources
This report asks the Committee to recommend to full Council the approval of the council tax support scheme and the Council Tax base for 2019/20.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 10 [79kb]
11.

RESPONSE TO THE WILLOWS/DISCHARGE TO ASSESS CONSULTATION AND FUTURE PROPOSAL

Councillor Jones / Director Of Adult Care & Health Services
This report provides a summary of consultation with stakeholders on a proposal to move the Discharge to Assess beds from The Willows site to Charles Clore Court (an Extra Care provision) and close The Willows as a residential care home for people with dementia, and makes recommendations for future service provision.

 

pdf icon Item 11 [82kb]

pdf icon Item 11 appendices [325kb]

12.

CIVIL ENFORCEMENT (PARKING) CONTRACT EXTENSION

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services
This report seeks approval to extend the Civil Enforcement Contract by one year.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 12 [49kb]
13.

BRIGHTER FUTURES FOR CHILDREN - APPOINTMENT OF EXTERNAL AUDITORS

Councillors Lovelock, Terry, Pearce & Brock / Director of Resources
This report seeks approval from the Committee, in its capacity as sole member for Brighter Futures for Children Limited (BFfC), for the appointment of UHY Hacker Young as external auditors for BFfC.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 13 [23kb]

 

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