Finance Panel (Panel of the Scrutiny Committee)





Tuesday 25 February 2020


6.00 pm


Plowman Room - Oxford Town Hall


For any further information please contact:

Tom Hudson, Scrutiny Officer

Telephone: 01865 252191












If you intend to record the meeting, it would be helpful if you speak to the Committee Services Officer before the start of the meeting.




Finance Panel (Panel of the Scrutiny Committee)






 Councillor James Fry








 Councillor Chewe Munkonge

Councillor Craig Simmons


Councillor Roz Smith




















Substitutes are not allowed.






Declarations of interest





Work plan

7 - 8


For the Panel to note and agree its work plan, which can be adjusted to reflect the wishes of the Panel.






Notes of previous meeting

9 - 12


For the Panel to approve the record of the meeting held on 29 January 2020.






Monitoring Social Value

13 - 28


Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services, Anette Osborne, Procurement Manager (ODS) and Kay Allsop, Contracts and Procurement Specialist will be available to present a report on The Social Value Act 2012 and Social Responsibility in Procurement. The Panel is asked to consider the report and make any recommendations accordingly.






Integrated Performance Report Q3



Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services and Anna Winship, Management Accountancy Manager, will be attending to present the Integrated Performance Report for Quarter 3. The Panel is asked to consider the report and make any recommendations to Cabinet accordingly.


This report will be issued as a supplement.






Future Meeting Dates



Meetings are scheduled as follows:


30 June 2020

29 September 2020

03 December 2020


All meetings start at 6.00pm.









General duty


You must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests when the meeting reaches the item on the agenda headed “Declarations of Interest” or as soon as it becomes apparent to you.


What is a disclosable pecuniary interest?


Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to your* employment; sponsorship (ie payment for expenses incurred by you in carrying out your duties as a councillor or towards your election expenses); contracts; land in the Council’s area; licenses for land in the Council’s area; corporate tenancies; and securities.  These declarations must be recorded in each councillor’s Register of Interests which is publicly available on the Council’s website.


Declaring an interest


Where any matter disclosed in your Register of Interests is being considered at a meeting, you must declare that you have an interest.  You should also disclose the nature as well as the existence of the interest.


If you have a disclosable pecuniary interest, after having declared it at the meeting you must not participate in discussion or voting on the item and must withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is discussed.


Members’ Code of Conduct and public perception


Even if you do not have a disclosable pecuniary interest in a matter, the Members’ Code of Conduct says that a member “must serve only the public interest and must never improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person including yourself” and that “you must not place yourself in situations where your honesty and integrity may be questioned”.  What this means is that the matter of interests must be viewed within the context of the Code as a whole and regard should continue to be paid to the perception of the public.


*Disclosable pecuniary interests that must be declared are not only those of the member her or himself but also those member’s spouse, civil partner or person they are living with as husband or wife or as if they were civil partners.