Issue - decisions
Creating a Local Authority Company
RESOLVED: (i) That Option 3, the creation of a local authority company with the primary purpose of providing business support activity to public sector and other organisations, be approved.
REASON: To allow the Council to take advantage of income opportunities and make efficient use of its assets, workforce and knowledge.
(ii) That the Director of Customer & Business Support Services (CBSS) and the Assistant Directors (ADs) of CBSS be appointed as Directors of the Company, with the Director of CBSS acting as Chief Executive and the AD Governance & Legal acting as Company Secretary.
REASON: To ensure that the company works under a suitable governance structure.
(iii) That regular further reports be brought back to the Executive.
REASON: To ensure transparency at all stages of the company’s development and to ensure that the company’s activities are in keeping with the Council’s priorities and operating model.
(iv) That the company name be determined by the Director of CBSS and the Executive Member for Corporate Services, following a consultation with staff.
REASON: To ensure staff involvement in the setting up of the company.
(v) That any additional costs incurred as a result of establishing the company be capped at a maximum of £20,000, to be funded from a £20k carry-forward of CBSS budgeted underspend.
REASON: To provide set-up costs, but in such a way as to minimise the cost to the Council.