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Finance & Policy Committee – 23rd November 2023


Location: Congleton Town Hall

Contact: Serena Van Schepdael – Finance Manager/Responsible Financial Officer

Tel: 01260 270350 Email: info@congleton-tc.gov.uk

The following members sit on this committee:

Ex-Officio membersCouncillor Rob Moreton (Town Mayor)  Councillor Kay Wesley (Deputy Mayor)

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1. Apologies for absence

Members are respectfully reminded of the necessity to submit any apology for absence in advance and to give a reason for non-attendance.

2. Minutes of Previous Meetings

To approve and sign the minutes of the Finance and Policy Committee held on 5th October 2023

3. Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare both “pecuniary” and “non-pecuniary” interests as early in the meeting as they become known.

4. Outstanding Actions (Enclosed)

To review any outstanding actions from previous meetings.

5. Questions from Members of the Public

There will be 15 minutes at each meeting to receive any questions from Members of the
Public, either verbally at the meeting including those which have been received in writing
7 days prior to the meeting.

6. Urgent Items

Members may raise urgent items related to this committee, but no discussion or decisions
may be taken at the meeting.

7. Grant Approvals and Commitments (Enclosed)

To receive a statement showing the current position as at 31st October 2023.

8. New Applications for Financial Assistance (Enclosed)

8.1- Puparazzi Flyball Team GR16/2324

9. New Grant Activities Monitoring Forms

There are none.

10. Management Accounts including Budget Update (Enclosed)

To receive the management accounts to 30th September 2023.

11. Bank Reconciliation (Enclosed)

To receive and consider the bank reconciliation as at 30th September 2023.

12. Savings Account Balances (Enclosed)

To receive the Savings Account balances as at 31st October 2023.

13. List of Payments (Enclosed)

To receive and approve the Payments List from 1st September 2023 to 31st October 2023.

14. Pay Award 2023-2024 (Enclosed)

  1. Note the Annual Pay Agreement award for 2023-2024 in accordance with the NJC agreement.
  2. To note that the back pay due from 1st April 2023 to 30th November 2023 will be paid in December 2023 payroll.
  3. To recommend 1-2 to Council on 7th December 2023 for noting and approval.

15. Investment Update (Enclosed)

To recommend the renewal of the Cambridge and Counties Bond to Council on 7th December 2023.

16. Petty Cash Verification (Enclosed)

To note Petty Cash Verification.