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

    30/06/2020 - Corporate Property Management Backlog Maintenance Programme 2020-21 budget

    To give Authority to Spend the £2.8m Corporate Property Management backlog maintenance budget through a combination of LBS direct labour and a range of LBS external contractor arrangements on corporate assets.

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

    Decision due date: Not before 29/07/2020

    Wards affected: (All Wards);

    Lead officer: Craig Simpson

    Notice of decision: 30/06/2020


    19/06/2020 - Acquisition of premises at Kingsdale Court, Seacroft

    Approval is sought to acquire 40 flats from administration at Kingsdale Court, Seacroft.

    The decision is a key decision due to the value of the acquisition.

    Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing, Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 18/07/2020

    Wards affected: Killingbeck and Seacroft;

    Lead officer: Clare Wiggins

    Notice of decision: 19/06/2020


    19/06/2020 - Core Business Transformation Technology Refresh

    The Core Business Transformation Programme seeks to bring about fundamental changes in the way Finance, Procurement, HR and Payroll activities are undertaken across the Council.

    Extensive colleague engagement paints a picture of over bureaucratic labour intensive processes combined with inflexible technology. Key business processes are often hindered by technology which is unintuitive and difficult to extract data from whilst at the same time lacking key functionality. The technology is out of date and nearing ‘end of life’, representing an increased risk to business continuity.

    As a first step in transforming service delivery and securing the long term viability of the Council’s business ICT systems, the Council’s Best Council Design Team (BCDT) approved the Full Business Case for the replacement of existing Finance, HR and Payroll IT systems.

    Procurement of a new solution for people and finance is a crucial first step in achieving the improvement aims of the Council whilst giving the best possible opportunity of realising savings in terms of digitising services and streamlining processes. The new technology will enable services to standardise and simplify how they work,  freeing up capacity by removing manual processes and ‘off-line’ manipulation and processing of data. It will provide timely, consistent and standard management information in relation to people and finances.

    The Executive Board of the Council is requested to approve that the Core Business Transformation programme proceed to the next stage, which is the procurement phase, and in doing so give authority to spend the required funds on the procurement activity.

    Decision Maker: Executive Board

    Decision due date: 24/09/2020

    Lead officer: Victoria Bradshaw

    Notice of decision: 19/06/2020


    19/06/2020 - Better Lives Better Living Programme - Crisis House Property Acquisition

    Decision to acquire a property to facilitate the provision of a residential Crisis House Service which will provide intensive support for people in Leeds experiencing a mental health crisis.

    Decision Maker: Director of City Development

    Decision due date: Not before 20/07/2020

    Wards affected: Killingbeck and Seacroft;

    Lead officer: Christopher Capitano

    Notice of decision: 19/06/2020