Decision details


Decision Maker: City Mayor (Individual Decision)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To confirm and approve the release of savings related to the first phase of the Council’s new ways of working programme.


1)    Approval of savings arising from release of council office buildings as part of the Ways of Working programme which is embedding more agile, efficient and modern working practices which maximise technology. The following savings to be reflected in the approved budget and budget strategy and budgets reduced accordingly by the following amounts:

·                     2023/24 £0.744m;

·                     2024/25 and thereafter £0.789m per year.

2)    Approval to transition the vacated properties of Phoenix House, Sovereign House and 10 York Road into the Council’s Corporate Estate property portfolio with the potential for revenue income from these dependent on completion of asset reviews to inform the most appropriate asset use going forward.


3)    Approval to release £0.61m from the Ways of Working capital provision to fund Bosworth House dilapidation costs and ICT costs as outlined in section 4.6 of the report.

Reasons for the decision:

Achievement of efficiencies arising from more agile ways of working which enable the release of operational administrative buildings.

Alternative options:

Not Applicable.

Publication date: 23/09/2022

Date of decision: 03/10/2022

Effective from: 11/10/2022

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