Agenda and minutes

Human Resources Committee - Thursday, 20th January, 2022 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre, St Luke's Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 2AE.. View directions

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Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes:


48/21 – APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND NOTIFICATION OF SUBSTITUTES:Notification had been received that Councillor Chris Aldred was to act as substitute for Councillor Christine Willoughby and Councillor Richard Cooper was to act as substitute for Councillor Zoe Metcalfe.


(17.30 pm)


Declarations of Interest:

Members to advise of any declarations of interest.


49/21 – DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST: There were no declarations of interest.

(17.30 pm)


Minutes: pdf icon PDF 202 KB

of the meeting of 16 December 2021.


50/21 – MINUTES: The Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 December 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


(Four Members voted for the motion and there was one abstention.)


 (17.31 pm)


Exempt Information:

To determine whether to exclude the press and public during the consideration of any exempt information items.






That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, the meeting be not open to the public during the discussion of Minute 53/21 as there will be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in Section 100I of the Act.


The exempt information in question relates to individuals and the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as defined in paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act.


 (17:31 pm)


Public Arrangements - Questions:

To consider any questions under Standing Order 27.


52/21 – PUBLIC ARRANGEMENTS – QUESTIONS: There were no questions to consider under Standing Order 27.

(17:32 pm)


Elections - Casual Canvassers & Annual Leave, Percentage Of Holiday Pay:

The Human Resources Adviser to submit a written report.

Additional documents:




53/21 – ELECTIONS – CASUAL CANVASSERS & ANNUAL LEAVE, PERCENTAGE OF HOLIDAY PAY: The Human Resources Adviser submitted a written report which sought to approve the payment of back pay at 14.5% to Casual Canvassers who have not been in receipt of payment and carried out such work for the period of 1 April 2016 to 31 October 2019. The report also sought approval of payments going forward at the rate of 12.07% which was in line with all other Casual workers at Harrogate Borough Council.




That (1)the contents of the Report and previous reports (see Appendices 1 and 2) and the recommendation by Management Board that the payments are made to Casual Canvassers at 14.5% for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 October 2019 be approved; and


(2) the Committee note the contents of the Report and previous reports (see Appendices 1 and 2) and the recommendation by Management Board that the payments are made to Casual Canvassers at 12.07% going forward from an effective date to be agreed with Elections.


(Minute dealt with in exempt session.)

(17.33 pm – 17:43 pm)