Decision details

Merseyside Sub Regional Choice Based Lettings Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Further to Minute No. 34 of the meeting of the Cabinet Member - Regeneration held on 4 August 2010, the Cabinet considered the report of the Neighbourhoods and Investment Programmes Director which provided an update on the establishment of a Merseyside sub-regional choice based lettings scheme and the proposed governance arrangements.


The report also sought approval to the Council entering into a contract with an IT supplier for the provision of an IT system for the choice based lettings scheme and to the implementation of a consultation exercise being undertaken with stakeholders on the draft allocations policy.


This was a Key Decision and was included in the Council's Forward Plan of Key Decisions.




(1)      the draft Allocations Policy be approved for consultation according to statutory guidance;


(2)      the proposed governance arrangements be approved;


(3)      approval be given to the appointment of Abritas as the IT supplier;


(4)      the estimated set-up costs of the scheme be approved;


(5)      that the Neighbourhoods and Investment Programmes Director be authorised to enter into an agreement with the other local authorities (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool and Wirral, or at least 3 of them) to govern the implementation of the contract with Abritas referred to above;


(6)      the Neighbourhoods and Investment Programmes Director in consultation with the Head of Corporate Legal Services be authorised to enter into a contract with Abritas for the provision of the IT system;


(7)      the one-off set-up costs be met from existing provision in the Housing Capital Programme approved by the Council on 8 July 2010;


(8)      approval be given to continued development of the scheme with the sub-regional partners, and


(9)      a further report be submitted to the Cabinet Member (Regeneration) and Cabinet on the results of the consultation exercise on the Allocations Policy.

Publication date: 10/08/2010

Date of decision: 05/08/2010

Decided at meeting: 05/08/2010 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/08/2010

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