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Support Functions Review

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee (pre 2015)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report updates the P&R Committee on the Support Functions Review following the report to June's committee.


1)    Note the update on the wider Support Functions Review, as detailed in this paper.


2)    Agrees that the council enters into an intra-authority agreement with the Orbis partners.


3)    Agrees that the following BHCC services partner with Orbis:



        Internal Audit & Corporate Fraud

        Human Resources & Organisational Development

        Property & Design

        Finance & Procurement 

        Revenues & Benefits


4)    Agrees that these services are delivered though Orbis as soon as practicable, with the timing of operational changes being subject to due diligence.


5)    Recommends to Full Council that:


        Brighton & Hove City Council joins the Orbis Joint Committee as a founding partner, with the terms of reference as set out in appendix 2 (as they now stand) subject to necessary modifications to reflect expanded membership and the Council’s committee system.

        It appoints Cllr Les Hamilton to the Orbis Joint Committee on behalf of BHCC.


6)    Subject to Council agreeing to recommendation 2.5 above and satisfactory due diligence, delegate the power to enter into the inter-authority agreement and the power to make the final decision on operational changes to the Chief Executive, Section 151 Officer and the Monitoring Officer and authorise the same to take all steps necessary or incidental to the implementation of the recommendations.

Report author: Chris Carter

Publication date: 03/12/2015

Date of decision: 03/12/2015

Decided at meeting: 03/12/2015 - Policy & Resources Committee (pre 2015)

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