Agenda Item 84   


Subject:                    Insourcing


Date of meeting:    2 February 2023


Proposer:                 Councillor Nemeth

Seconder:                Councillor Barnett


Ward(s) affected:   All



Notice of Motion


Conservative Group



This council:


1)    Acknowledges that insourcing policies that have been pursued by recent Administrations have had a detrimental impact on the provision of services to residents in the City, including by;


a.    Causing the collapse of several City services including housing repairs and public toilets;


b.    Directly causing industrial action;


c.    Costing millions more than originally budgeted to implement, unnecessarily wasting taxpayers’ money and contributing to budget overspends; and


d.    Creating backlogs leading to more contractors being employed than previously was the case;


2)    Notes that the Council has so far refused requests to undertake a proper analysis of the effectiveness of its insourcing policies or an audit to determine the extent of the millions of pounds of public funds that have been lost;


3)    Calls for a report that provides such an analysis; and,


4)    Resolves to not embark on any further insourcing ventures until this analysis is completed and such a report is published.