Agenda, decisions and minutes

Remuneration Committee - Wednesday, 2 February 2022 2.00 pm

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Apologies were received from Councillor Alison Rooke with Cllr Andy Graham attending as substitute


Minutes pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13th January 2022             (RC3) and to receive information arising from them.


The minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2022 were approved and signed as a correct record


Establishment of Remuneration (Appointments) Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Report to follow


The Director of Law and Governance presented the report and answered questions.


During discussion members considered that it would be appropriate for all members of the committee to serve on the Remuneration (Appointments) sub-committee which would ensure representation from all party groups


RESOLVED to establish a Remuneration (Appointments) Sub-Committee comprising all members of this committee to undertake the recruitment of a permanent Chief Executive



Revised Pay Policy pdf icon PDF 253 KB

The purpose of this report is to give an overview of the revised Pay Policy Statement which is required under the Localism Act 2011.


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The Director of Law and Governance introduced the report and explained why a revised pay policy needed to be considered by the committee.


The Director of Human Resources presented the report and gave details of the changes which had been made since the policy had been considered by the committee at the previous meeting.




a.    receive the amended pay policy detailed at Annex A


b.    recommend the 2022/23 Pay Policy Statement to Full Council for approval




Exempt Minutes

To approve the exempt minute of the meeting held on 13 January 2022 as a correct record and to receive any information  arising from them


RESOLVED to approve the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2022 as a correct record


Appointment of Interim Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service

EXEMPT Report to follow to Committee Members only


RESOLVED that the public be excluded for the duration of item RC17 since it was likely that if they were present during that item there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and specified in relation to the respective items in the Agenda since it was considered that, in all the circumstances of each case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information




The information contained in the report was exempt in that it fell within the following prescribed category:


1.    Information relating to a particular employee, former employee or applicant to become an employee of, or a particular office-holder, former office-holder or applicant to become an office-holder under, the authority.




a.    undertake interviews for the role of interim Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service


b.    recommend to Full Council on 8 February 2022 a preferred candidate for appointment to the role of Interim Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service