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Agenda Item No

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

Cabinet Meeting: 23 February, 2015

Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Innovation, Planning and Transportation

Proposed Restructure of a Team within the Development Services Directorate

 

Purpose of the Report

1. This report parallels a Part II Cabinet Report of the same title.  It relates to proposed changes to a team within the Development Services Directorate.

Recommendations

1. That Cabinet agrees the restructure as set out in the Part II report.

Reasons for the Recommendations

1. To achieve essential savings in costs.

Background

2. There is an urgent need to reduce costs within the team in question.

Relevant Issues and Options

3. The Team in question provides a range of functions and carries out support functions and also receives income for carrying out some of its work.  Economic factors have led to a reduction in the support services receiving considerable income.  It has therefore become necessary to restructure the Team and reduce in scale to match both the demand for services and the income available to cover costs.  These are set out in detail in the Part II report.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

4. There may be financial implications to the Council in respect of potential redundancy costs that will be funded from existing Development Services budgets.  However, the Council’s Avoiding Redundancy Procedure will apply and opportunities for redeployment within the Council will be actively sought throughout this process.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

5. There are no implications to report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

6. There are employment law implications and may require specialist advice to be taken.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

7. An Equalities Impact Scoping Exercise was undertaken which determined a full Equalities Impact Assessment is not required.

Corporate/Service Objectives

8. This proposal seeks to achieve a balanced budget and efficient working practices.

Policy Framework and Budget

9. This is a matter for Executive decision.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

10. The relevant staff and trade unions will continue to be engaged as part of the formal consultation arrangements in respect of the restructuring proposals.  No Ward Members have been consulted on this report.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

11. Economy and Environment.

Background Papers

None.

 

 

Contact Officer

Rob Thomas, Director of Development Services - Tel. 01446 704630

 

 

Officers Consulted

Committee Reports - Legal

Operational Manager, Human Resources

Operational Manager, Accountancy

 

 

Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas - Director of Development Services