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Items
No. Item

119.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Received from Councillors Michelline Safi Ngongo, Janet Burgess MBE, Anjna Khurana and Diarmaid Ward.

120.

Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

121.

Declarations of interest

 

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

·         if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

·         you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.

 

If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.

 

*(a)Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b)   Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c)  Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d)    Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e)    Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f)   Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

(g)   Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital.  

 

This applies to all members present at the meeting.

 

Minutes:

None.

122.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 22 November 2021 be confirmed as a correct record and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

 

123.

Discretionary rate relief programme 2020 - 2023 pdf icon PDF 398 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED RECOMMENDATION

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the Discretionary Rate Relief Programme 2020-2023 be closed, as the Council had reached the agreed level of foregone income.

 

Reason for decision

Awarding discretionary rate relief to not-for-profit organisations or other bodies providing a community or social benefit was a cost-effective way of supporting local organisations delivering the commitments set out in the Council’s Corporate Plan. However, as the Council had now reached the level of agreed foregone income, the Programme had to be closed.

 

Other options considered

None

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None

124.

London Boroughs' Grants Committee - levy - for info (decision made by Executive on 13 Jan 22) pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Decision:

Noted

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the decision of the Executive of 13 January 2022 to approve the London Boroughs’ Grants Committee proposed budget of £6.668m for 2022-23 and Islington’s estimated contribution of £0.184m in 2022-23, as detailed in the report of the Corporate Director of Resources, be noted.

 

Reasons for the decision

In view of London Councils’ deadline for a response by 14 January 2022, the decision was made by the Executive.

 

The Council’s subscription to the London Boroughs’ Grants Committee contributed towards the funding of many London-wide organisations, providing a range of services, which benefitted Islington residents.

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/note of dispensations granted

None.

 

 

125.

Community Chest - rounds 1 and 2 pdf icon PDF 672 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Noted

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the funding decisions made by Islington Council’s Community Chest (ICCC) Panel, in relation to the first and second rounds of ICCC grant funding for 2021/22 and as detailed in Appendix A of the reports of the Executive Member for Community Development, be noted.

 

Reasons for decision

The decisions on grant awards had already been made by ICCC and therefore the reports were for the Committee’s information only.

 

Other options considered

None.