Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Housing’s responsive repairs and voids, including cyclical maintenance services (RR&Vs) are currently delivered by the external contractor Mears Limited in the South of the City. On 1 July 2021, these services will transfer to the Council’s in-house service provider Leeds Building Services (LBS). All Mears staff working on the South contract will transfer to LBS as LCC employees in accordance with TUPE regulations. The service is now preparing for the growth of up to 100 staff. Detailed analysis has been undertaken looking at the capital requirements including additional fleet and IT needs.
This is a key decision because it incurs a capital injection, procurement and expenditure of up to £1.728M.
The Chief Financial Officer approved the request to:
a) Inject £1.728m into the capital programme for 2021/22, funded by borrowing over 6 years, for the purchase of vehicles and other operational equipment required to support the growth of LBS and the expansion of services provision into the South.
The Director of Resources and Housing approved:
b) The creation of up to 100 permanent posts with an approximate annual value of £2.96m on the LBS staff structure to accommodate the transfer of employees from Mears Limited to Leeds City Council in accordance with the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). The transfer will take place on 1st July 2021.
c) Provided LBS with the authority to procure of up to £1.728m for the purchase of vehicles and other operational equipment required to support the growth of LBS and the expansion of services into the South.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Portfolio Holder: Cllr Coupar and Cllr Lewis
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Craig Simpson, Head of Leeds Building Services 0113 3785416 Email: Craig.Simpson@leeds.gov.uk.
Publication date: 11/12/2020
Date of decision: 21/12/2020
Effective from: 06/12/2020