Proposal to Expand Anglia Revenues Partnership
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To seek formal approval to expand the Revenues and Benefits Partnership and approve the budget funding required to facilitate the expansion.
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