Agenda and minutes

General Purposes - Wednesday 22nd February, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Rooms 3 & 4 - 17th Floor, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6 QP. View directions

Contact: Mick Steward, Head of Committee and Governance Services  Tel: 020 7641 3134; Email:

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The Head of Legal and Democratic Services to note any changes to the membership


1.1           There were no changes to the membership.



Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any personal or prejudicial interests in matters on this agenda.


2.1     There were no Declarations of Interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To sign the minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2017.


3.1     The Chairman, with the consent of the Members present, signed the minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2017 as a true and correct record of the proceedings.


Appointment of the Council's External Auditors from 2018/19 Onwards (See Report of the City Treasurer) pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Report of the City Treaurer.


4.1     The City Treasurer introduced the report which set out changes to the way in which external auditors are appointed with effect from 2018-19.




That the Council be recommended to agree to appoint Public Sector Audit Appointments (PSAA) as an “appointing person” to appoint the Council’s external auditor from 2018-19 onwards.


Members Allowances Scheme 2017/18 (See Report of the Head of Committee and Governance Services) pdf icon PDF 294 KB

4.1       Report of the Head of Committee and Governance Services.


5.1     The Head of Committee and Governance Services introduced a report which he advised contained one change from the current scheme.  This was to provide for a Special Responsibility Allowance for the Chairman of the Planning and City Development Committee.


5.2     Councillor David Boothroyd advised that the Minority Group wanted to limit the number of SRAs payable to a single member to two.  The Chairman advised that a full review, prior to the 2018 elections, would be carried out and include the point raised by Councillor Boothroyd.




          That the Council be recommended to approve the Members’ Allowances Scheme attached as Appendix A for 2017-2018 with effect from 1 April 2017.