Greenwich Council


Venue: Committee Room 6 - Town Hall, Wellington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW. View directions

Contact: Veronica Johnson  Email: or tel: 020 8921 5004

Note: Moved from 5 February 2019 

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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Committee.


Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 17/18/19 December 2018.


No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

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Budget and Council Tax Setting 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to:


1.1     Note the current financial position and progress in respect of the previously agreed budget efficiency premium (Section 4 and Section 5)


1.2     Note the impact of the local government finance settlement, finalised on 5 February 2019, upon the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) (Section 6)


1.3     Agree to submit comments to Cabinet on 20 February 2019 in respect of ongoing and one off expenditure proposals (Section 7)


1.4     Note the comments on financial standing, future risk and robustness of the budget process, including those specifically relating to the risk posed by the Fair Funding Review (Section 8 / Appendix A).




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Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To consider upcoming decisions and determine any items for scrutiny.




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Commissioning Future Reports pdf icon PDF 36 KB

The Committee is asked to note the work items that are scheduled to be presented to the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 18 March 2019.





GS Plus Ltd and GSS Ltd - Annual Reports and Review of Operating Models pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to consider and comment on the attached decision report and appendices to be put before Cabinet on 20 February 2019.


To note that any comments made by Overview and Scrutiny will be submitted to the Cabinet to be considered alongside the report.





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It is proposed that, pursuant to section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they may involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Act, by virtue of the particular paragraph shown on the agenda and on the attached report.


·        Exempt appendices 3, 4 and 6 to GS Plus Ltd and GSS Ltd – Annual Reports and Review of Operating Models (Item 8)

Exempt by virtue of paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended): Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person including the authority holding that information.