Forthcoming Key Decisions

This page lists the key decisions due to be taken within Leeds City Council over the next few months. Details of each key decision will be published below at least 28 clear days before the decision is due to be taken

What is a 'Key Decision'?

A key decision is an executive decision which is likely to:

  • result in the Authority incurring expenditure or making savings over £500,000, or
  • have a significant effect on communites living or working in an area comprising one or more wards.
  • Article 13 of the Council's Constitution provides more details about which decisions will be treated as key decisions.

    How to get more information about a particular key decision

    The agenda papers for Executive Board meetings, and the documents being considered by officers taking key decisions, are available five working days before the decision will be made through the Council's website.

    The contact details of a lead officer are provided for each key decision listed below. Please contact the lead officer directly if you wish to obtain copies or extracts of any other listed documents, or if you wish to receive details of further documents as they become available. Sometimes the papers you request may contain exempt of confidential information. If this is the case, the lead officer will explain why it will not be possible to make copies available.

    Forthcoming Key Decisions

    15/10/2021 - Authority to commence a procurement for the provision of services to re-platform and replace the Council's Microsoft Access Databases.

    Approval to carry out a procurement via the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Digital Marketplace (Digital Outcomes and Specialists) to obtain the services of approximately 4 suppliers to work in partnership with the Council’s Integrated Digital Services (IDS) team to deliver Microsoft Access Databases Replacement Project.


    This decision is taken in line with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rule 3.1.7.

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources

    Decision due date: Not before 15/11/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: kelsey Campbell

    Notice of decision: 15/10/2021

    12/10/2021 - Safer, Stronger Communities - Leeds Plan (2021-2024)

    Brief Description

    The Executive Board is asked to endorse the Safer, Communities: Leeds Plan (20212-24) and refer the Strategy to Full Council with a recommendation that it is formally adopted as Council policy.


    Impact On Wards

    All ~ This Plan will contribute directly to the Best Council Plan (2020-2025) specifically in relation to the Safe, Strong Communities element and the overarching ambition of Safer Leeds partnership seeks to achieve: ‘People in Leeds are safe and feel safe in their homes, in the streets and the places they go’.


    Financial and procurement implications

    The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment has delegated authority to align external funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner, known as the Community Safety Fund, to support the delivery of the Safer, Stronger Communities: Plan priorities.

    The total funding is £1,275,959 and is allocated to the local priorities as outlined in the report.

    The Community Safety Fund has now transferred to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayoral arrangements and will be reviewed for the year 2022/23.  No further information is available on the timescales for this process, but it is likely to align with the development and approval of the new Police and Crime Plan for West Yorkshire. 

    Partnership working

    Leeds City Council takes the lead in partnership with the ‘responsible authorities’ and ‘cooperating bodies’ as part of the statutory duties of Safer Leeds, the community safety partnership for the city. The allocation of funding has been agreed by the Safer Leeds Executive formally on the 20th September 2021.



    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 11/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Katherine Pack-Jagger

    Notice of decision: 12/10/2021

    12/10/2021 - Department for Work and Pensions, Household Support Fund

    For Leeds City Council to accept funding of approximately £7.1 million from the Department for Work and Pensions Household Support Fund to support vulnerable housings with the costs of food, fuel, water and essential items from October 2021 to 31st March 2022.

    Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

    Decision due date: Not before 10/11/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Lee Hemsworth

    Notice of decision: 12/10/2021

    07/10/2021 - Procurement of a partner to deliver additional ICT capacity

    To procure a partner to deliver additional capacity to supplement existing ICT resource.

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources

    Decision due date: Not before 05/11/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Bev Fisher

    Notice of decision: 07/10/2021