Agenda and decisions

Virtual Meeting, Council - Wednesday 17th March 2021 5.30 pm

Contact: Andrea Woodside  Email:


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Announcements by the Mayor and Chief Executive

To receive any announcements from the Mayor and Chief Executive.


Council received tributes to (i) Councillor Richard Murgatroyd, who had recently resigned from Office (ii) Councillors Asif, Grainger-Mead, Iredale and Walker, who would not be seeking re-election at the forthcoming local elections and (iii) former Mayor and Councillor David Wright OBE, who had recently passed away.


Thanks were also conveyed to Councillor Mumtaz Hussain for undertaking the role and duties of Mayoral Office since May 2019.




Apologies for absence

Group Business Managers to submit any apologies for absence.


No apologies for absence were  received.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 389 KB

To agree and authorise the Mayor to sign the Minutes of Council held on 10 February 2021.



RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the Meeting held on 10 February 2021 be approved as a correct record.


Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 22 KB

The Councillors will be asked to say if there are any items of the Agenda in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, which would prevent them from participating in any discussion of them items or participating in any vote upon the items, or any other interests.




No interests were declared.


Report of Members' Allowances Independent Review Panel (Reference from Corporate Governance and Audit Committee) pdf icon PDF 443 KB

To consider the report.


Contact: Julie Muscroft, Service Director – Legal, Governance and Commissioning




1)    That Council conveys thanks to the Members Allowances Independent Review Panel for their work and notes the outcomes of the Panel, as attached at Appendix A of the report.


2)    That Council resolves not to apply an increase to the Members Basic Allowance for the 2021/2022 municipal year.

3)    That it be noted that, should changes subsequently be applied to Special Responsibility Allowances, following the review of Members Allowances Scheme scheduled to take place in summer 2021, the Panel had recommended that any such adjustments to payments be backdated if applicable.


4)    That it be noted that the outcome of the review of the Members Allowances Scheme, scheduled to take place in summer 2021, will be considered by Corporate Governance and Audit Committee before any further recommendations are made to Council regarding any proposed changes to Member Special Responsibility Allowances.



Pay Policy Statement 2021/2022 (Reference from Personnel Committee) pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To consider the report.


Contact: Deborah Lucas, Head of People Services

Additional documents:


RESOLVED - That the annual pay Policy Statement be approved, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011.



Key Discussion - Kirklees Council's Use of Technology : Responding to the Challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic

A Key Discussion debate will take place on ‘Kirklees Council’s Use of Technology: Responding to the Challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic’


Contact: Andy Simcox – Service Director, Strategy and Innovation