Decision Maker: Mid Suffolk Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
It was RESOLVED:
That the revised Inter Authority Agreement be approved and that the Leader be authorised to sign the agreement on behalf of the Council.
Reason for Decision: To ensure that appropriate and accurate governance is in place to facilitate the ongoing joint working between Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:
1.1 Option 1 – do nothing
This option is not appropriate as the Inter Authority Agreement needs to be updated to reflect the changes that have occurred since the first agreement was signed in 2012.
1.2 Option 2 – Update the Inter Authority Agreement
This is the preferred option as the current agreement is fit for purpose and has operated effectively but needs some updating to reflect the current situation. This option provides continuity while bringing the agreement up to date.
1.3 Option 3 – Implement an alternative form of agreement
The form of Inter Authority Agreement the authorities already have in place, coupled with the s.113 agreement for the sharing of staff is the most appropriate vehicle for their shared working arrangements. An alternative form of agreement is not necessary.
Any Dispensation Granted: None
Publication date: 05/01/2021
Date of decision: 04/01/2021
Decided at meeting: 04/01/2021 - Mid Suffolk Cabinet
Effective from: 13/01/2021