General exception notice

General Exception Notice - Zoom Beyond Funding and Policy Decision  (20/05/2022 to 06/06/2022, MCA - Mayoral Combined Authority Board)

Plan description

Article 11 of The Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit Committees) Order 2017 requires 28 days’ notice of Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authorities intention to make a key decision.

 

Article 12 allows that if it is impracticable for the authority to give the required 28 days’ notice, the decision may still be made if the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee has been given notice in writing of the matter about which the decision is to be made, a copy of the notice is made available for inspection by the public and is published on the authority’s website, and at least 5 clear days have elapsed following the day on which the notice is made available for inspection by the public.

 

Notice is hereby given of the authority’s intention for the Mayoral Combined Authority Board to make the key decisions specified on this General Exception notice.

 

The reason why publication in accordance with Article 11 of The Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit Committees) Order 2017 was impracticable in these cases is as follows:

 

The specific submission is a request to extend the current 18–21year-old public transport concession (Zoom Beyond) which is currently due to end on 20 June 2022. The Mayor wishes to extend the concession beyond this date to allow those currently eligible to continue to access the benefits, namely an 80p single fare on bus and tram.

 

The 28-day notification period for Key Decisions could not be observed as the mayor was not appointed in to post until 9 May, this was the date that Forward Plan of Key Decisions was published and therefore the decision could not be published.

 

Cllr Colin Ross, Chair of MCA Overview and Scrutiny Committee, 11 Broad Street West, Sheffield, S1 2BQ

 

Christine Marriott, Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager, 11 Broad Street West, Sheffield S1 2BQ

 

Plan items
No. Item

1.

Zoom Beyond - Funding and Policy decision New!

Decision maker:  MCA - Mayoral Combined Authority Board

Decision due:   6 Jun 2022

Lead officer:  Tim Taylor

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/05/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The reason why publication in accordance with Article 11 of The Combined Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny Committees, Access to Information and Audit Committees) Order 2017 was impracticable in these cases is as follows:

The specific submission is a request to extend the current 18-21 year old public transport concession (Zoom Beyond) which is currently due to end on 20 June 2022. The Mayor wishes to extend this concession beyond this date to allow those currently eligible to continue to be able to the benefits, namely an 80p single fare on bus and tram.

The 28 day notification period for Key Decisions could not be observed as the Mayor was not appointed in to post until 9 May, this was the date that Forward Plan of Key Decisions was published and therefore the decision could not be published.

Cllr Colin Ross, Chair of MCA Overview and Scrutiny Committee, 11 Broad Street West, Sheffield, S1 2BQ

Christine Marriott, Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager

Anticipated restriction: Not exempt  -