Finance & Governance

(a)  The functions and areas of policy and decision making responsibility to the extent that they are not non-executive are:

  • Financial Services, including Accounting and Budgeting, Internal Audit and Assurance and Procurement, Capital Investment Strategy and Capital Programme
  • Collection of council tax and NNDR
  • Administration of Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support
  • Veterans – Armed forces champion and Armed Forces Covenant
  • Information Governance
  • ICT
  • Democratic Services, including Electoral and Mayoral Services; Member Services
  • Legal Services
  • Arrangements for Coroner’s, Local Land Charges and Registration Services
  • Additional specific delegated decision making powers to:
  • Be consulted by the Director: Governance and Partnerships on proposals to write off debtor accounts in excess of £5000 for any one debtor
  • Approve the grant of Discretionary Rate Relief
  • Approve changes to the capital programme in excess of £350k