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3C Shared Services - Annual Report 2016/17

Meeting: 03/07/2017 - Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee (Item 29)

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Matter for Decision

The report provided a summary of the performance for the 3C Shared Services during 2016/17. The scope included Legal, Building Control and ICT. The principle of producing an annual report for the 3 way shared services was agreed by the Leader during scrutiny in July 2015.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Strategy and Transformation:

  i.  Noted the content of this report


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

The Committee received a report from the Interim Strategic Director.


The Committee made the following comment in response to the report:

  i.  Asked if it likely that the target of 15% savings would be achieved in the future?


The Interim Strategic Director and Executive Councillor for Strategy and Transformation said the following in response to the Members’ question:

  i.  Confirmed that among the shared services, legal was expected to achieve 15% savings. ICT had made staff and system savings, these would align in the future in conjunction with the digital strategy but at present the future percentage was unclear. Staffing costs had contributed to the low level of savings for building control, however a new Head of Service had just started and recruitment of further permanent staff was a continued priority.

  ii.  Suggested that the business plans for each service could be brought forward for scrutiny.


The Executive Councillor noted the content of the report.