Agenda

Venue: Council Chamber - County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. View directions

Contact: Deborah Miller  Tel: 0792 0084239 ; Email;  deborah.miller@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Link: video link: https://oxon.cc/RC13012022

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments

2.

Declarations of Interest - see guidance note

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 350 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on  26 July 2021 (RC3) and to receive information arising from them.

4.

Petitions and Public Address

Currently council meetings are taking place in-person (not virtually) with Covid safety procedures operating in the venues.  However, members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting can attend the meeting ‘virtually’ through an online connection.  While you can ask to attend the meeting in person, you are strongly encouraged to attend ‘virtually’ to minimise the risk of Covid-19 infection

 

Please also note that in line with current government guidance all attendees are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test in advance of the meeting.

 

Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9 am on the day preceding the published date of the meeting. However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on Friday 7 January 2022.  Requests to speak should be sent to chris.reynolds@oxfordshire.co.uk .  You will be contacted by the officer regarding the arrangements for speaking.

 

If you ask to attend in person, the officer will also advise you regarding Covid-19 safety at the meeting.  If you are speaking ‘virtually’, you may submit a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails, then your views can still be taken into account. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9 am 2 working days before the meeting. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.

 

5.

Gender Pay Gap pdf icon PDF 184 KB

This report gives an overview of Oxfordshire County Council's Gender Pay Gap which is required under The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

 

The Remuneration Committee is RECOMMENDED to:

 

·         Receive the report

·         Recommend the Gender Pay Gap report for 2021 for approval by full council.

 

 

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Exempt Item

It is RECOMMENDED that the public be excluded for the duration of items RC6 and RC7 since it is likely that if they were present during those items there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and specified below in relation to those items and since it is considered that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

THE REPORTS AND ANNEXES TO THE ITEMS HAVE NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC AND SHOULD BE REGARDED AS ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ BY MEMBERS AND OFFICERS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE THEM.

 

THIS ALSO MEANS THAT THE CONTENTS SHOULD NOT BE DISCUSSED WITH OTHERS AND NO COPIES SHOULD BE MADE.

 

6.

Pay Policy Statement

The information contained in the report is exempt in that it falls within the following prescribed category:

 

4          Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matters arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or officer holders under the authority

 

It is considered that in this case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, in that such disclosure would distort the proper process of free negotiations between the authority with another party for the purposes described and would prejudice the position of the authority in those negotiations and other negotiations of a similar nature in future.

 

Report by the Director of Human Resources

 

This report gives an overview of the Pay Policy Statement which is required under The Localism Act 2011

 

The Remuneration Committee is RECOMMENDED to:

 

·         Receive the report

·         Recommend the 2022/23 Pay Policy Statement prior to progression to Full Council for approval.

 

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7.

Redundancy Quarterly Report

The information contained in the report is exempt in that it falls within the following prescribed category:

 

2          Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual

 

It is considered that in this case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, in that such disclosure would infringe the rights of the individual to privacy contrary to the general law and the duty of the authority to respect human rights and to comply with that law and contrary to the authority’s duties as a fair employer.

 

Report by Director of Human Resources

 

This report provides the details of the redundancies that occurred in Quarter 2 and Quarter 3 2021/2022.   Annex 1 to this report provides the relevant numbers and costs. 

 

The Remuneration Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the figures.

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