Decision details

Inflationary uplift to the responsive repairs, voids & cyclical maintenance delivery contract (Mears) in the West of Leeds

Reference: D55723

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Due to unforeseen market conditions the contractor delivering statutory responsive repairs and voids services in the west of the city requires an inflationary uplift to their rates to ensure that continued delivery is viable. Increase in material costs could not be been foreseen at time of contract award


The Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

a)  Approved a one-off increase of 9.25% in the Schedule of Rates for the Responsive Repairs, Voids and Cyclical Maintenance contract between Leeds City Council and Mears Group

b)  Approved the application of this increase in rates from 1st October 2022


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Extensive negotiations have taken place between Housing Leeds and Mears to arrive at an agreed settlement.


Housing Leeds have included all relevant LCC departments in negotiations, including finance and legal. 

Contact: Adam Crampton 07562 439406 Email:

Publication date: 21/10/2022

Date of decision: 31/10/2022

Effective from: 08/11/2022

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