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Agenda Item No. 5

 

Supplementary Information

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (CORPORATE RESOURCES): 8TH DECEMBER, 2015

 

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (SOCIAL CARE AND HEALTH): 30TH NOVEMBER, 2015

 

 

“           INITIAL REVENUE BUDGET PROPOSALS 2016/17 (DSS) –

 

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RECOMMENDED –

 

(1)       T H A T the amended revenue budget for 2015/16 be noted.

 

(2)       T H A T the Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources) agree the Committee’s request that all the cost pressures as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report are fully funded.

 

(3)       T H A T the Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources) notes that the cost pressures as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report could increase in view of the requirement  to carry out further work on the  impact of the National Living Wage and the new costs associated with the payment of  ‘travel time’ by independent care providers. In addition it was clear that there may be other additional costs, above those already identified in the cost pressures, as a result of the introduction of the Social Services and Well Being Act.

 

(4)       T H A T the Cabinet be requested to make three separate written representations to Welsh Government on the following:

 

            i.          The additional costs incurred by the Council as a result of the UK Government’s introduction of the National Living Wage and the requirement for domiciliary care providers to pay travel time.

            ii.         The fact that the Social Services and Well Being Act was not cost neutral and that the Council has incurred substantial additional costs as a result of the introduction of this Welsh Government legislation.

            iii.        The fact that the Council now has to fund much of the integration agenda in view of the cessation of RCF and the transfer of the ICF to health boards, and that the Council is also having to fund elements of the Supporting People Programme.

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

(1)       To advise the Committee of amendments to the 2015/16 budget.

 

(2)       To advise Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources) of the Committee’s views that the cost pressures shown in Appendix 3 should be fully funded.

 

(3)       To ensure that the cost pressures are accurate.

 

(4)       To advise Welsh Government of the substantial additional costs that the Council has incurred, that are completely outside the Council’s control, which as such should be funded by Welsh Government.”

 

 

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RECOMMENDATIONS FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (LIFELONG LEARNING): 7TH DECEMBER, 2015

 

 

“           INITIAL REVENUE BUDGET PROPOSALS 2016/17 (DLS) –

 

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RECOMMENDED –

 

(1)       T H A T the amended revenue budget for 2015/16 be noted.

 

(2)       T H A T the Cabinet be requested to give consideration to making available an additional £4m revenue funding specifically for secondary sector schools in the Vale of Glamorgan and to increase the Education Revenue Base budged by this amount in future financial years.

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

(1)       To advise the Committee of amendments to the 2015/16 budget.

 

(2)       In acknowledgement that secondary schools were under severe pressure and scrutiny and had the responsibility for academic achievement.”