Decisions

Decisions published

18/04/2024 - Revenue Grant Agreement funding level for community libraries, 2025-2029 ref: 2222    Recommendations Approved

To agree the level of continued funding for Community Libraries for a further 4 years, for the period 1st April 2025- 31st March 2029 in line with the legal Revenue Grant Agreements

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Fire, Community Safety and Libraries

Decision published: 18/04/2024

Effective from: 26/04/2024

Decision:

In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:

 

Approve the payment of £12,000 per year to each of the 8 community libraries (Berkeley, Bream, Brockworth, Lechlade, Minchinhampton, Mitcheldean, Newnham and Painswick) during the four-year period commencing on 1st April 2025 and ending on 31st March 2029 in accordance with the terms and conditions of existing Revenue Grant Agreements between the council and each of the said community libraries. For the reasons set out in the report


15/04/2024 - UK Resettlement Scheme funding for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children ref: 2221    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to utilise UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS) grant funding received by the County Council from the Home Office to support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC).

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Delivery

Decision published: 15/04/2024

Effective from: 23/04/2024

Decision:

In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:

 

Approve the allocation of £1.5 million from the UKRS grant to the children’s social services team for the purpose of supporting and accommodating unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) arriving in Gloucestershire during 2023/24.

 

 For the reasons set out in the report.


12/04/2024 - HR Personal Records and Vendor Invoices - Document Scanning and Storage System – Extension of Implementation Support Contract ref: 2220    Recommendations Approved

To seek the cabinet member’s approval for the extension of a contract for specialised consultancy support for the implementation of a new document management system to store and manage HR and supplier invoice records.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

Decision published: 12/04/2024

Effective from: 20/04/2024

Decision:

In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:

 

1. Ratify a decision taken by the Director – People and Digital Services to exercise the second of the council’s one-year extension options (which commenced on 20th September 2023) under its contract with Softcat Ltd for the supply of implementation support services in respect of the implementation of the Opentext document management system (the first such extension option having been exercised in September 2022); and

 

a)    2. Approve the modification of such contract by increasing the council’s spend thereunder by £80,882.35 (i.e. from £250,400 to £331,282.35) due to the need to broaden the scope of the implementation and support services required in order to integrate the Opentext system with a new version of the SAP system; and

 

b)    the greater than expected complexity of the overall implementation as described more particularly in paragraph 3 of this report.

 

For the reasons set out in the report.