Issue details

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

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.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision due: 8 Oct 2012 by Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: David Jackson, Planning Director Commercial Services Email:

Consultation process



This activity falls outside the statutory duty to consult. It is the intention to TUPE transfer staff to the new company, with no detriment to terms & conditions. This will require staff consultation.

Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)


Key consultee groups


Start and finish dates of consultation.


Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.


Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment



Informing Only (Who and when)



Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

Policy & Resources Cabinet Committee: 27th September 2012

Governance and Audit Committee Trading Activities Sub Group: date tba


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?



Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?

No members affected


Financial implications: David Jackson, Commercial Services 01622 605471

Legal implications: 12/01946

Equalities implications: Not considered a key decision


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