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EKS transition programme business case for approval

Meeting: 25/01/2024 - Cabinet (Item 89)

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Minutes:

Cabinet considered the report on the EK transition programme business case and noted from the report that Civica had provided Revenue, Benefits and Customer Services functions to Canterbury, Dover and Thanet Council as a shared service since 2018. Civica had now indicated the intention to cease providing such services after the expiry of the current contract in January 2025.

 

Cabinet was asked to agree in principle that in future these services be provided by way of a LATCo. The detailed report set out the business case. Cabinet was also asked to agree that a further business plan be brought back to Cabinet for approval once details including details such as the share arrangements were known. Therefore, it was recommended that Cabinet:

 

1.  Note that the contract between East Kent Shared Services and Civica UK limited for the delivery of Revenue, Benefits and Customer Services will terminate in March 2025;

2.  Note the content of the Service Transition Case at Annex 1 of this report and agree in principle to the formation of a joint local authority trading company together with Canterbury and Dover for the delivery of the services referred to in 1 above;

3.  Agree that a further report will be presented to Cabinet for approval within 4 months together with a detailed business plan for the proposed company, a draft shareholders agreement and proposed articles of association.

 

Councillor Yates proposed, Councillor Duckworth seconded and Cabinet agreed the following:

 

1.  Note that the contract between East Kent Shared Services and Civica UK limited for the delivery of Revenue, Benefits and Customer Services will terminate in March 2025;

 

2.  Note the content of the Service Transition Case at Annex 1 of the report and agree in principle to the formation of a joint local authority trading company together with Canterbury and Dover for the delivery of the services referred to in 1 above;

 

3.  Agree that a further report will be presented to Cabinet for approval within 4 months together with a detailed business plan for the proposed company, a draft shareholders agreement and proposed articles of association.