Venue: Town Hall, Bootle
Contact: Ian Barton Democratic Services Officer Tele: 0151 934 2788
Apologies for Absence
An apology for absence was received from Councillor Murphy.
Declarations of Interest
Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.
Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.
Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.
No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.
Minutes of Previous Meeting PDF 88 KB
Minutes of the meeting held on 12 January 2022
That the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 January 2022 be confirmed as
a correct record.
Recruitment and Retention Initiatives for Council Staff PDF 224 KB
Report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services
The Committee considered the report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services seeking approval of three elements in respect of payments to employees of the Council.
Two of the elements were applicable to all Council employees and related to staff travel, whilst one was applicable only to staff employed within Children’s Social Care, locality teams and related to retention payments.
Following consideration by Pay and Grading Committee, Cabinet would be requested to approve changes as set out in the report.
RESOLVED: That the Cabinet be recommended to approve the following:
(1) The removal of the 50% reduction in the Out of Borough car mileage rate;
(2) The introduction of Essential Car Mileage which attracts a lump sum payment and shall be applied only to posts that meet the criteria as set out in the report;
(3) The increase in the annual retention payment for social workers within the Children’s Social Care locality teams from £2,000 to £5,000 in accordance with the criteria detailed within the report; and
(4) For any services impacted by the changes contained within this report, the costs must be fully funded and vired from existing budgets in accordance with the council’s financial procedure rules before any offer or change is proposed to employees.