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

    05/05/2021 - Early Years Block DSG - approval to spend surplus 2020/21 funding

    To approve the proposal to allocate the EY Block DSG surplus from financial year 2020/21 to early years providers who have delivered the funded entitlement throughout 2020/21.

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 03/06/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Rebecca McCormack

    Notice of decision: 05/05/2021


    04/05/2021 - New Burdens Funding for New Statutory Domestic Abuse Duty (2021-22) - Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

    Under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has awarded a grant of £1,846,117 to Leeds City Council. The grant period is 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

    The grant covers revenue expenditure relating to the functions set out in the new statutory duty (within the Domestic Abuse Bill) on Tier 1 Local Authorities, relating to the provision of support to victims of domestic abuse and their children residing within safe accommodation and to the development of a multi-agency Local Partnership Board (LPB) to support LAs in performing certain specified functions. 

    Approval is being sought to:

    ·  accept the grant allocation from MHCLG

    ·  award grants to a number of organisations to enhance the support to survivors and victims of domestic abuse living in safe accommodation

    ·  allocate a small proportion of the overall grant to LCC in order to fund the additional administrative burden associated with the new Statutory Duty

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

    Decision due date: Not before 02/06/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Julie Staton

    Notice of decision: 04/05/2021


    04/05/2021 - School Calendar - academic year 2022-2023

    To agree the school calendar for community and voluntary controlled schools and SILCs for the academic year 2022 – 2023.

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 02/06/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Vicki White

    Notice of decision: 04/05/2021


    04/05/2021 - Covid-Related Payment to Older People's Care Homes: Low Occupancy Support Scheme

    The Director of Adults and Health will be recommended to approve the Covid-related payment to Older People’s Care Homes: Low Occupancy Support Scheme in the city.  Support is being provided in terms of a payment for vacant beds in a care home up to a level of 85% of available capacity in that home, where occupancy levels have fallen below this figure during the pandemic.  Funding under the scheme will be available for the months of April, May and June 2021.

     

    Due to the nature of the proposal a firm financial cost cannot be accurately determined, however it has been estimated/calculated at a cost of £2.3m. 

     

    Costs to this sum will be met from within existing A&H resources.

    Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

    Decision due date: 06/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Mark Phillott

    Notice of decision: 04/05/2021


    23/04/2021 - To award a contract under the Council's Office Furniture Framework Agreement and to vary the specification

    To award a contract to Flexiform Business Furniture Limited (Flexiform) under the Council’s existing Supply And Delivery Of Office Furniture And Related Design And Installation Services Framework Agreement. Flexiform are the sole provider under the Framework. The specification will also be varied at the point of call-off, as there is a need for additional items in order to fulfil the Council’s commitment to providing accessible furniture for all staff.

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources

    Decision due date: Not before 22/05/2021

    Lead officer: Jane Harwood

    Notice of decision: 23/04/2021


    22/04/2021 - Combined Digital & Information Services (DIS) capital scheme for essential hardware refresh and application modernisation

    To approve total capital expenditure of £10,642k broken down as follows:

      £5,142k for refresh / replacement of ICT equipment and software. 

      £5,500k for keeping the council’s application estate up to date and compliant, replacing a number of non-compliant and end of life systems and implementing solutions that support service transition to more digital ways of working.

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources

    Decision due date: Not before 21/05/2021

    Lead officer: Dave Pearson

    Notice of decision: 22/04/2021


    21/04/2021 - Learning Places Programme expansion of West Oaks Specialist School and College using Rose Court

    Expansion of ‘West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College’ from 350 pupils to 500 pupil with effect from September 2021.  The capital project required to achieve this will utilise the former Rose Court facility and, following refurbishment and conversion of the Grade II listed building, form a new SEN school.  This will be known as Headingley Learning and will be West Oaks third campus for the wider school.

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 20/05/2021

    Wards affected: Headingley and Hyde Park; Little London and Woodhouse; Wetherby;

    Lead officer: Christopher Gosling

    Notice of decision: 21/04/2021


    21/04/2021 - Garden and Food Waste Recycling Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) Further Competition Retender

    Authority to commence a procurement to retender the further competition stage of the Garden and Food Waste Recycling DPS.

    Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

    Decision due date: Not before 20/05/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Rosie Harvey

    Notice of decision: 21/04/2021


    21/04/2021 - Stronger Families Programme

    Decision to extend the Stronger Families programme from 1st December 2021 up to June 2023, including the receipt of grant funding from the Big Lottery’s Building Better Communities community fund and the extension of partnership agreements with delivery partners.

    Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

    Decision due date: Not before 20/05/2021

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Catherine Henderson

    Notice of decision: 21/04/2021