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

    05/08/2022 - NHS funding for community services

    Brief Description

    Community services commissioned or provided by adult social care play an important role in supporting system flow. Adult Social Care is also continuing to innovate and transform in order to provide better quality services, improve staff working conditions and improve efficiency in community-based services.

     

    There are a number of change programmes:

     

    ·  Establishment of a Transfer of Care hub

    ·  Developing an integrated offer between SkILs reablement and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust Neighbourhood Teams

    ·  An Intermediate Care services strategic review

    ·  Creation of a Community Health and Well-being Service

    Leeds NHS organisations have made available £4m non-recurrent funding to:

     

    1.  Support the introduction of a minimum wage of £10.50 per hour for commissioned home care services for 2022-23.

    2.  Support the creation of a Community Health and Well-being Service.


    The Director of Adults and Health will be asked:-

     

    To note that all further decisions taken that these funds are used for will be direct consequences of this key decision and will be either Significant Operational Decisions or Admin Decisions, as per the nature of each decision.

    Impact On Wards

    All

    Financial and procurement implications

    Other relating work to continue to innovate and transform adult social care will be from the £2m resource given to the Council by Leeds NHS organisations to support the development of integrated services.

    Partnership working

    Leeds City Council will take the lead on deciding how the £4m resource will be utilised but this is in discussion with Leeds NHS partners around specific issues such as (a) support to the home care sector and (b) development of the Community Health & Well-being Service.

     

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

    Decision due date: 09/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Shona McFarlane

    Notice of decision: 05/08/2022


    03/08/2022 - Procurement of a contract for the Provision of Asbestos Surveys for Leeds City Council

    Brief Description

    The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment is asked to approve the procurement and implementation of a new contract for the provision of Asbestos Surveys citywide. 

    Impact On Wards

    Asbestos surveys are required for all potential repairs/refurbishment works activities within domestic and potentially non-domestic properties citywide, and therefore it is not anticipated that this provision will have a significant impact on any one ward.

    Financial and procurement implications

    This is a new procurement with an estimated cost of £2,000,000.

    Partnership working

    N/A

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

    Decision due date: 09/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Louise Batterby

    Notice of decision: 03/08/2022


    02/08/2022 - Setting up a Trading Company - LMG Exhibitions Ltd - in order to claim Museums & Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief (MGETR)

    To gain approval for setting up a trading company which will allow Leeds Museums & Galleries to claim Museums & Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief (MGETR). This tax relief was set up by the Government in April 2017 and is designed to support organisations to create and tour public facing exhibitions by helping them to recover some of their production costs. This relief is only claimable by ‘qualifying companies’ who are either a charitable company or a company wholly owned by a charity or a local authority. In order to qualify, Leeds Museums & Galleries needs to set up a trading company which we intend naming LMG Exhibitions Ltd. Once established, LMG can begin reclaiming so it is important to do this as soon as possible since retrospective claims are not valid. The claim would be made following completion of the financial year end, meaning our first claim will be made mid-2023, for the year ended 31st March 2023. Given that the relief is to encourage innovation and change and to improve the visitor experience, 10% of the claim after costs will be retained by Leeds Museums & Galleries for reinvestment in the following financial year.

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 31/08/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: David Hopes

    Notice of decision: 02/08/2022


    26/07/2022 - Authority to procure a contractor for the Leeds integrated drug and alcohol service

    Brief Description

    Seeking authority to procure new contractual arrangements for the Leeds integrated drug and alcohol service

    Impact On Wards

    All

    Financial and procurement implications

    The duration of the new contract will be for a maximum of 10 years.  This will enable Leeds to meet the new 10 year national drug strategy, support the recommendations of the Dame Carol Black review, provide surety and consistency of service to clients and support workforce recruitment, development and retention.  
     
    The value of the new contract will be in the region of
    £193 million and is dependent on the amount of external investment secured and the scope of the new integrated drug and alcohol service.  The funding will be a mixture of public health grant that Leeds City Council receives combined with non-recurrent grant funding from OHID to deliver the 10 year strategy.  

     

    Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

    Decision due date: 08/2022

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Kate Daly

    Notice of decision: 26/07/2022