Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Thursday, 11th June, 2020 12.00 pm

Venue: County Hall

Contact: Jo Watkins 


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Restart, Recover, Renew: Next Steps for Cardiff During the Covid19 Crisis pdf icon PDF 470 KB

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1.            the Restart, Recover, Renew strategy outlined in this report be approved;


2.            the approach to restarting council services outlined in Appendix 1 be noted and authority be delegated to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader, to restart services in accordance with changing UK Government, Welsh Government and public health guidance.


3.            the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader, the Cabinet Member for Finance, Modernisation and Performance, and the Section 151 Officer, be authorised to allocate resources, within the budgetary framework, to support the Council’s response to the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis; 


4.            the procurement strategy to ensure a twelve week supply of PPE be noted and authority be delegated to the Section 151 Officer, in consultation with the Director of Social Services to take necessary steps to secure supplies within the budgetary framework;


5.            the ‘Covid-19 Response - Memorandum of Understanding’ between the Council and Trade Unions attached as Appendix 2 be approved


6.            the establishment of a ‘Recovery Task-force’ under the leadership of the Cabinet to oversee the Council’s response to the economic crisis be noted.



Cardiff Council's Response to the Covid-19 Crisis from a Financial Management Perspective pdf icon PDF 776 KB

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1.         the action taken by the Council to date in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the financial issues logged and decisions made during this period be noted


2.         the assessment of expenditure and income impacts arising from COVID-19 during the first quarter of this financial year (to 30th June 2020) be noted.


3.         It be noted that expenditure and income impacts arising from actions taken in response to COVID-19 are claimable from Welsh Government and as such any decisions are considered within the existing budgetary framework.


4.         It be noted that a further report is being prepared setting out the budget outturn position of council services for 2019/20. 


5.         further updates on the budget monitoring position of council services for 2020/21 be received as appropriate.


6.         a further report be prepared setting out an updated Medium Term Financial Plan that reflects any changes in service delivery as a result of COVID-19 as well as the usual updates of key financial assumptions.   



Response to the Impact of Covid19 on Cardiff Council's Housing Delivery Programme pdf icon PDF 451 KB

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Appendix 1 is not for publication as it contains exempt information of the description contained in paragraphs 14 and 21 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972




1             Approve be given in principle, subject to the satisfactory outcome of detailed due diligence checks by the authority, to the request from Wates to acquire unsold property in phase 1 of the Cardiff Living sites as detailed in this report, as a direct response to the impact of Covid-19.


2              Delegated authority be granted to the Corporate Director for People and Communities in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities following satisfactory outcome of  detailed due diligence checks by the authority and formal approval by the Section 151 Officer in consultation with the Cabinet member for Finance to conclude the purchase agreement in respect of the purchase of the unsold properties as described in this report


3              the outline approach indicated in the report in respect of future housing development sites be noted and that the approach will inform specific housing development scheme reports planned for consideration later in 2020.



City Recovery Strategy pdf icon PDF 668 KB

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RESOLVED: that the proposals outlined within this report and Appendix 1 be noted and approved and authority delegated to the Director of Planning, Transport and Environment and the Director of Economic Development, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport, the Cabinet Member for Investment and Development, the s151 Officer and the Legal Officer to develop and implement detailed plans.