Council & democracy

Meeting Details

Council
3 Nov 2016 - 18:00 to 19:40
Scheduled
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests

Documents

Agenda

Standard Items
1 Apologies.
2 PARALYMPIC WELCOME: LEWIS WHITE
3 To confirm the Open Minutes of the Council Meeting held on the 22nd September 2016 (CL/56-CL/76).

4 To note any declarations of interest arising from any items on the Agenda
5 To receive any announcements from the Chairman, Leader and Head of Paid Service.
6 To receive any questions by members of the public pursuant to Council Procedure Rule No.10.
7 To receive any questions by Members of the Council pursuant to Council procedure Rule No. 11.
8 To consider any Notices of Motion in order of which they have been received. In accordance with Council Procedure Rule No. 12, Councillor Richards will move the following motion:-

“Make Fair Transitional State Pension arrangements for 1950’s women.

 

This Council calls upon the Government to make fair transitional state pension arrangements for all women born on or after 6th April 1951, who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age (SPA) with lack of appropriate notification.

 

Hundreds of thousands of women had significant pension changes imposed on them by the Pensions Act of 1995 and 2011 with little/no/personal notification of the changes. Some women had only two years notice of a six year increase to their state pension age.

 

Many women born in the 1950s are living in hardship. Retirement plans have been shattered with devastating consequences. Many of these women are already out of the labour market, caring for elderly relatives, providing childcare for grandchildren, or suffer discrimination in the workplace so struggle to find employment. Women born in this decade are suffering financially. These women have worked hard, raised families and paid their tax and national insurance with expectation that they would be financially secure when reaching 60. It is not the pension age itself that is in dispute – it is widely accepted that women and men should retire at the same time. The issue is that the rise in the women’s state pension age has been too rapid and has happened without sufficient notice being given to the women effected, leaving women with no time to make alternative arrangements.

 

This Council calls upon the Government to reconsider transitional arrangements for women born on or after 6th April 1951, so that women do not live in hardship due to

Pension changes they were not told about until it was too late to make alternative arrangements.”

pdf MOTION (48Kb)
9 To authorise the sealing of the documents.
Exempt Standard Items
17 The Chairman may therefore move:-
That in accordance with Section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the Meeting as it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that there would be disclosed exempt information as defined in the paragraph of Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Act indicated in the header to each report on the Agenda.
Exempt Item
18 To confirm the Exempt Minutes of the Council Meeting held on 22nd September 2016 (CL/77–CL/79).
Council 22nd September 2016 Exempt Minutes
  • See agenda for reasons for exemption
19 To receive any Exempt questions by Members of the Council pursuant to Council procedure Rule No. 11.
20 To receive and consider the Exempt Minutes of the following Committees:-
Planning Committee 27th September 2016 Exempt Minutes
  • See agenda for reasons for exemption
Environmental and Development Services Committee 29th September 2016 Exempt Minutes
  • See agenda for reasons for exemption
Housing and Community Services Committee 6th October 2016 Exempt Minutes
  • See agenda for reasons for exemption
Finance and Management Special Committee 13th October 2016 Exempt Minutes
  • See agenda for reasons for exemption
Licensing and Appeals Committee 20th October 2016 Exempt Minutes
  • See agenda for reasons for exemption

Meeting Documents

  1. pdf Open Minutes (101Kb)
  2. pdf Exempt Minutes (65Kb)

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
Councillor Neil AtkinItem 12 - Community Governance ReviewDeclaration of a pecuniary interest, by virtue of his family owning farm land in the parished area of Barrow upon Trent.PecuniaryLeft the Chamber whilst the item was debated.

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