Decision details

Expansion of Optalis, a Company Wholly-owned by Wokingham Borough Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: To approve the business case for the expansion of Optalis Ltd



1)        the Merger Model be approved as a template to use in developing the Business Case for the merger with The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) which will lead to Optalis Ltd. delivering all of the Royal Borough’s Adult Social Care Services;


2)        authority be delegated to the Leader of the Council and Chief Executive to oversee the detailed business case development and ensure that Wokingham Borough Council’s interests as shareholder are safeguarded;


3)        in the event the business case is acceptable to all parties (WBC, RBWM, Optalis Ltd) to approve commencement of implementation of the business case to enable a ‘go-live’ target for the merged company of April 2017;


4)        the Leader and Chief Executive report back to Executive in January and March, updating on progress, and before then in the event matters arise in the business case requiring Executive attention.


Wards Affected: None Specific;

Declarations: Councillor Anthony Pollock declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this item.

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC904

Publication date: 27/10/2016

Date of decision: 27/10/2016

Decided at meeting: 27/10/2016 - Executive

Effective from: 05/11/2016

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