Merger of York Coroner Area with North Yorkshire County Council Coroner Areas
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To obtain Member agreement to request merger of York and North Yorkshire coroner areas.
The Executive will be asked to agree to York Council submitting a business case to the Chief Coroner and Ministry of Justice requesting a merger of York and North Yorkshire coroner areas.
Resolved: (i) That approval be given to submit a business case to the Ministry of Justice and Chief Coroner seeking permission to merge the existing City of York Council coroner area and the North Yorkshire County Council coroner areas into one area, and that authority be delegated to the Chief Operating Officer (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to make minor changes to the business case should they be required.
(ii) That the proposed Service Level Agreement with North Yorkshire County Council be approved, and that authority be delegated to the Chief Operating Officer (in consultation with the Director of Governance or her delegated officers) to take such steps as are necessary to finalise and enter into the resulting agreement.
Reason: To improve resilience and efficiency, with minimal financial impact, and in line with the Chief Coroner’s Guidance.
Report author: Janie Berry
Publication date: 19/11/2021
Date of decision: 18/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 18/11/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 23/11/2021
- Exec Report November 2021 - Coroner Area Merger PDF 392 KB View as HTML (1) 56 KB
- Annex 1 - Chief Coroner's guidance no 14 - Merger of coroner areas PDF 351 KB
- Annex 2 - Business case 100821 PDF 437 KB View as HTML (3) 119 KB
- Annex 2 - Appendix A Resource Implications of the merger PDF 354 KB View as HTML (4) 41 KB
- Annex 2 - Appendix C1 Coroners Map Current PDF 629 KB View as HTML (5) 2 KB
- Annex 2 - Appendix C2 Coroners Map Proposed PDF 587 KB View as HTML (6) 2 KB
- Annex 2 - Appendix D MoJ Statistics 110821 PDF 179 KB View as HTML (7) 97 KB
- Annex 2 - Appendix E Coroners evidence+not+to+EIA PDF 234 KB View as HTML (8) 37 KB
- Annex 2 - Appendix F Coroners DPIA - Screening PDF 276 KB
- Annex 3 better-decision-making-tool PDF 462 KB