Decision Maker: Cabinet and Commissioners' Decision Making Meeting (during Government Intervention - 18 January 2016 to 23 September 2018)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To respond to recommendations made by the
Overview and Scrutiny Management Board
Consideration was given to the report which detailed the outcome of the review following concerns by the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board at the increasing and significant forecast of in-year agency and consultancy overspend.
The review sought assurance that the Council measured performance and value for money in its use of agency staff and consultants and was taking appropriate action to maintain spend within acceptable limits. The recommendations made by Members were based on information and evidence collated during the course of the review and their challenge of existing practices and developing protocols.
The Cabinet accepted all twelve broad recommendations arising from the scrutiny review and the submitted schedule provided the detail.
The Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board welcomed the positive response and acceptance from the Cabinet and the progress would continue to be closely monitored.
Resolved:- (1) That the Cabinet’s response to the scrutiny review on the Use of Agency, Interim and Consultancy Staff be approved.
(2) That the Cabinet’s response be referred to the next meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board on 17th October, 2018.
Publication date: 19/03/2019
Date of decision: 17/09/2018
Effective from: 28/09/2018