Decision details

Matters Referred Back From Previous Meeting

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes



The following Minutes from the Cabinet held on 29 March 2012 were referred back to the Cabinet for further consideration and the following decisions were taken in respect of the following;-


Minute 360: Corporate and Business Planning




That Cabinet supports the overall approach and agrees to develop a process and timetable for producing a new 3-year Corporate Plan linked to budget proposals and appropriate consultation.


Minute 361: Establishment of an all Party Business Delivery Board and Strategic Change Programme Board




That Cabinet is concerned that these proposals would mean establishing another layer of bureaucracy at a time when the Council should be focussing on our budget challenges and delivering our Improvement Plan. Opportunities for other parties to influence policy will be available via scrutiny committees which they chair and membership of the Improvement Board. The Leader of the Council also intends to establish a Leaders’ Board where key issues can be discussed. In the light of the aforementioned, Cabinet agrees that no action be taken on this item.


Minute 362: Delivering Corporate Governance




That Cabinet agrees the recommendations on this item and asks for a further report on how the funding agreed for delivering improved corporate governance will be used.


Minute 365: Changing Wirral Council’s Corporate Culture




That in light of the formation of a new Administration, the development of an Improvement Plan, the forthcoming Peer Challenge and the appointment of an Interim Chief Executive, Cabinet asks that, with the exception of the Performance Appraisal and Development process, no action be taken on the recommendations arising from this report, but they be reconsidered alongside other potential proposals which may come forward for changing the Council’s corporate culture.




Minute 367: Addressing Employee Concerns




That Cabinet is not convinced that the appointment of an Independent External Ombudsman would add value to the organisation. Employees’ concerns are better addressed by ensuring that existing procedures, eg. grievance procedures, whistleblowing, staff appraisal etc., work effectively, overseen by a high-performing Human Resources service. Trade unions also have a key role to play in representing employees. Cabinet therefore agrees to take no action on this recommendation.




Minute 368: Corporate Commissioning Strategy Framework


RESOLVED: That Cabinet agrees to these recommendations.


Minute 372: Compromise Contracts


RESOLVED: That the process outlined in the recommendation has already been agreed by the Employment and Appointments Committee and therefore Cabinet asks for this to be monitored.



Publication date: 09/07/2012

Date of decision: 21/06/2012

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/07/2012

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