Schedule of Executive Decisions
Wyre Council's Schedule of Executive Decisions lists the "key decisions" that the Council's Executive (the Cabinet and individual Portfolio Holders) expect to take over the coming months and any decisions that Cabinet will take in private because confidential or exempt information will be discussed. It replaced the Forward Plan with effect from 19 October 2012.
Details of all such decisions are published in the Schedule at least 28 days before the decision is due to be taken, as required by the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012. Where it is not possible to give 28 days' notice of a key decision that is to be taken or a decision that must be made in private, Cabinet or the Portfolio Holder will publish the reason(s) why. When details become available, other executive decisions that do not require 28 days' notice may also be included in the Schedule.
Members of the public may inspect the Schedule during office hours free of charge at the Council's offices and you can download the current Schedule here:
Download the latest Wyre Council Schedule of Executive Decisions
What is a "key decision"?
A key decision is an executive decision that is likely to result in "significant expenditure or savings in relation to the council's budget for the service or function to which the decision relates" ("significant" has been defined as £50,000 or more) and/or likely to be "significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising of two or more Wards of the Borough".
Why is some information confidential or exempt?
Confidential information is any information that the council is not permitted to disclose to the public because of legal reasons.
Exempt information includes things like information about a person or information that could reveal an individual's identity. It can also include details of consultations or negotiations that relate to labour relations and information connected with the prevention and detection of crime. All the different categories of exempt information are described in Part 4 of the council's Constitution and Cabinet may decide to exclude the public from meetings if it is likely that exempt information would be disclosed.
If a decision is to be taken in private, the reason why any information is deemed to be confidential or exempt will be provided in the Schedule.
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