A report from the Director – Environment and Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services is attached. This seeks approval for two changes to the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) Levy. (Key decision – reference number 3807)
(8.35 – 8.40 pm)
Councillor Chris Bond (Cabinet Member for Environment) introduced the report of the Director – Environment and Director of Finance, Resources and Customer Services (No.143) seeking approval for two changes to the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) levy.
1. The detail of the proposed amendments as set out in full in the report.
2. Councillor Bond drew Members’ attention to paragraphs 3.14 and 3.15 of the report;
3. The financial implications set out in section 6 the report.
Alternative Options Considered: NOTED the following alternative options:
1. Not to agree to amendment 1 and pay a proportion of Barnet’s co-mingled recycling costs up to the proposed change to menu pricing in 2016/17, in effect allowing Barnet to pass on the costs of the recycling to the other 6 boroughs due to the 2 year delay in the levy. This would not make financial sense.
2. Not to agree the amendment 2. If this change was not agreed, other boroughs were expected to pay a greater share of the costs of Western Road than of Cranford Way.
3. Not to agree to amendment 1 and amendment 2.
DECISION: The Cabinet agreed
1. Following review of the report by Overview and Scrutiny Committee, to approve the following resolutions set out in Appendix 1 to the report, in order to vary the NLWA alternative levy apportionment arrangements previously agreed by all North London Waste Authority constituent boroughs from 2012/13. This was to take effect from the apportionment of the NLWA’s 2014/15 levy.
2. To delegate to the Director - Environment to agree minor changes to the proposed changes set out at Appendix 1 to the report, should this be required.
3. For the avoidance of doubt, that all other parts of the current locally agreed levy apportionment arrangements remain unchanged.
Reason: The recommendations detailed in the report were made to protect the Council’s financial position with regards to the levy for the years 2014/15 and 2015/16. The second recommendation had a positive financial impact on Enfield.
(Key decision – reference number 3807)