Decision details

Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider bringing back inhouse Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing functions from the Public Protection Partnership




1)              the Council serves formal notice on the Public Protection Partnership before 31st March 2021, which if effected would take place on 31st March 2022;


2)              the delegation to PPP in respect to the Executive and Council functions and duties (including environmental health, licensing and trading standards) will end and will be exercised by the Council directly from 1st April 2022;


3)              The Director of Place and Growth and Deputy Chief Executive (and Section 151 Officer), in consultation with the Lead Member for Environment and Lead Member for Finance and Housing, are authorised to commence design of the new services structure and any resulting negotiations on an Exit Plan and to address timeframe (including earlier dates than stated in recommendation 1 and 2 if agreed by the Councils), mitigation of risks and costs, key milestones, ongoing resources and staffing implications for a successful departure from the partnership;


4)              The Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Place and Growth create and work with a task force of Officers and Members to create the new in-house service;


5)              it be noted that a special item of £500k, spread over financial years 2021/22 and 2022/23, was included in the Medium Term Financial Plan to fund a safe and effective transition.

Wards Affected: None Specific;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC1185


Report and CIPFA review

Contact: Email: Tel: 0118 974 6817.

Report author: Chris Traill

Publication date: 18/03/2021

Date of decision: 18/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2021 - Executive

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