Council Annual Meeting – Liverpool Express

Liverpool City Council’s Annual Meeting is taking place at the Town Hall tomorrow at 5 pm (Wednesday 25 May)

Full council meets at least 4 times a year and is an opportunity for all elected members (a.k.a. councillors) from across the city, and political parties to come together, raise questions, debate motions and make decisions.

Full council agrees things like the council budget, council tax and appoints members to council committees.

It’s chaired by the Lord Mayor and is a public meeting – meaning press and the public are welcome to attend, unless confidential or exempt items are being considered.

What’s on the agenda?

You can read the full agenda online, but the main talking points of the evening will cover…

  1. The formal election and swearing in of the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayors of Liverpool
    The Lord Mayor of Liverpool is known as the first citizen and is the chosen representative of the city – acting as a focal point for the community and promoting the city both nationally and internationally.
    The Lord Mayor of Liverpool is always a serving councillor and stands for one year. Read more about this coming year’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Roy Gladden at: https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/roys-glad-den-to-be-the-new-lord-mayor/
  2. The appointment of Cllr Paul Brant as Assistant Mayor with responsibility for finance
    The role will be officially confirmed at Liverpool City Council’s AGM and is part of the Mayor’s review of financial management. Cllr Wendy Simon is also being appointed as chair of a budget working group
  3. Members allowances for 2022/23
    Full council will consider a report from the Independent Remuneration Panel on the uplift of members allowances for 2022/23. Proposals are in line with the agreed NJC employee pay award of 1.75%, and would be backdated to May 2021
  4. Protocols for elected members and council officers
    Updated protocols offer advice on best practice and provide guidance on respective roles, relationships, and expectations of each other.
  5. Council’s contract standing orders
    A report will be considered which seeks to revise the Council’s Contract Standing Orders in two phases – initial changes to improve accuracy and simplify the rules, followed by a longer-term review of the rules aligned to the current review of the Council’s Procurement Service.

Want to follow what’s happening in real-time?

The communications team are on hand and will be live reporting from this page, alongside the live stream: https://vimeo.com/event/319305

Join us live from 5 pm.

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