Decision details

York Museums Trust Funding

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report sets out revised arrangements for funding York Museums Trust (YMT) including potential changes to YMT's charging policy, the service level agreement between City of York Council and YMT and other legal agreements.
Members will be asked to agree a process for developing a new Service Level Agreement (SLA) and funding settlement.


Resolved: That the Executive agree to:

(i)      Note York Museums Trust’s (YMT) revised charging plans following discussions between the Council and YMT.

(ii)    Agree a process for updating the legal agreements between CYC and the trust to reflect new funding levels

(iii)   Commission further work with regard to options for new legal structures to better protect the museum assets

(iv)  Agree the release of £20k from contingency to fund the maximum cost of the new concessions.

Reason:     To ensure a vibrant and sustainable museums service over the long-term.


Report author: Charlie Croft

Publication date: 24/09/2015

Date of decision: 24/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 24/09/2015 - Executive

Effective from: 29/09/2015

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