Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
It was RESOLVED:-
That Cabinet noted;
1.1 That the Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee recommended to both Cabinets that the current minimum funding by both Council for Citizens Advice be maintained for the next three years
1.2 That the Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee approached the Chairs of the Scrutiny Committees and Scrutiny Governance Officers of East Suffolk Council, West Suffolk Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk County Council, with a view of setting up a county-wide scrutiny process to examine funding and impact on Citizens Advice and the services of Citizens Advice.
1.3 That the Chairs of the said Scrutiny committees be supplied with a report from Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the topic of Citizens Advice based on this Committee meeting as a basis for the scrutiny process.
Reason for Decision: The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee is concerned about the future funding of Citizens Advice.
Any Declarations of Interest Declared: Councillor Osborne declared a local non-pecuniary interest as a member of the Citizens Advice Board of Trustees.
Any Dispensation Granted: None
Publication date: 13/09/2019
Date of decision: 12/09/2019
Decided at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Babergh Cabinet
Effective from: 20/09/2019