Decision details

Proposal to Expand Anglia Revenues Partnership

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To seek formal approval to expand the Revenues and Benefits Partnership and approve the budget funding required to facilitate the expansion.

Decision:

RECOMMEND to Council that:

 

1)           the expansion of the Anglia Revenues and Benefits Partnership to include St Edmundsbury Council from 1 April 2011 be approved;

2)           the supplementary budget for set up costs be approved which consists of £335,780 capital and £102,800 revenue, with grant funding and contributions from other partners reducing this amount for Breckland Council’s contribution to £120,480 and £1,000 respectively; and

3)           the supplementary budget for telephony costs be approved which consists of £140,640 capital, with contributions from other partners reducing this amount for Breckland Council’s contribution to £70,340.

Reasons for the decision:

To provide ongoing revenue savings through further shared working arrangements and economies of scale.

Alternative options considered:

To recommend or not to recommend the expansion of the Partnership and the set up costs and telephony to Council for approval.

Report author: Mark Finch

Publication date: 13/01/2011

Date of decision: 11/01/2011

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2011 - Cabinet

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