Decision details

Re-alignment of Commercial Services company structure - 12/01946

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Review of wholly-owned Commercial Services companies to move from five companies to two and to adjust the company names and Articles to reflect the future trading arrangements.


How the decision  relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives

Meets the need to be cost-effective and productive, simplifying and updating the operating model of CS. Meets the objective of creating a demonstrable level playing field with Kent businesses and pre-empts anticipated legislation on Local Authority trading.


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision

Minimal financial impact in the short term. Over time the new company’s operating costs and tax basis will migrate to those experienced in private industry. The proposed decision is intended to pre-emptively reduce the risk of acting outside the legally permissible framework.



To address various contractual requirements in relation to the re-alignment of Commercial Services.

Publication date: 08/10/2012

Date of decision: 27/09/2012

Effective from: 16/10/2012

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