Decision details

Extension of Contract with Reed for the Provision of Agency Workers

Reference: D49840

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The majority of agency workers deployed to Leeds City Council are provided through a single contract with Reed Specialist Recruitment Ltd. The 2-year contract has an annual value of around £5 million and expires on 25/7/19 but has provision to extend for up to 2 years. It is recommended that the contract is extended until July 2021.


The Director of Resources and Housing approved the extension of the contract with Reed Specialist Recruitment Ltd. The extension period is 2 years – up to 26th of July 2021. The value of this extension is estimated to be £10.3m.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Head of HR to consult with Trades Unions at the Employee Matters TU meeting and with the Deputy Leader


Deputy Leader and Trades Unions representatives

Contact: Alex Watson, Head Of Human Resources 0113 3789450 Email:

Publication date: 03/07/2019

Date of decision: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 19/07/2019

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