Issue - meetings
Adult Social Care and Public Health 2023/24 Budget Monitoring Update
The Director of Care and Health presented his report which provided an update on the budgets within the remit of the Committee in respect of the in-year position and the anticipated pressures for future years that were being considered within the Medium-Term Financial Plan. The financial pressure in different periods was outlined, as well as some mitigation funding from the Government.
Councillor Kieran Murphy proposed the following additional, third, recommendation:
“That this Committee repeats its support for the Real Living Wage to continue to be offered to all organisations providing adult care.”
This was seconded by Councillor Ewan Tomeny.
It was noted that the Medium-Term Financial Plan included estimated costs for the Real Living Wage to be paid to providers for 2024 and 2025 but it was also noted that the Council could not mandate providers to pass on the amount to their staff, although it encouraged them and provided incentives such as paying a lower rate to providers who did not pay the Wage, although most did.
Councillor Tony Murphy proposed an alternative additional recommendation. This was seconded by Councillor >[DID ANYONE NOTE THE SECONDER? IT IS NOT ON THE WEBCAST] and carried unanimously.
The substantive recommendations were then voted on and carried unanimously.
1. the report be noted;
2. any proposed actions to mitigate the in-year position be endorsed; and
3. the inclusion of the Real Living Wage in the Medium-Term Financial Plan be endorsed