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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Members Resource Room - Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

No. Item


Apologies for absence


There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 44 KB


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2016 are agreed as an accurate record.


The Head of Public Protection advised the Committee that in regards to Item 6, there had been individual meetings to discuss progress of the project, but that monthly bulletins would be provided in due course once there were further updates.


Shared Regulatory Services Outline Business Case pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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The Assistant Director for Public Protection introduced the report, and outlined the reasons for the Business Case, namely the potential for savings, income growth, and to redesign the service to better reflect customer needs. Officers hoped that this would give a better pool of skills, and would also give opportunity to expand the scope in the future. The Assistant Director for Public Protection outlined the recommendations of the business case, and advised that it would require a common ICT platform, and that officers were working with heads of ICT regarding this. There would also be a single location required for the majority of the service.


The Committee discussed the business case and proposals at length, focusing particularly on three areas: ICT, Governance and Sovereignty.


RESOLVED: That the Joint Regulatory Service notes the contents of the Outline Business Case.


RESOLVED: That the Joint Regulatory Service endorse the proposal to expand the Regulatory Shared Services partnership to include the London Borough of Wandsworth as a new partner.



Income generation business cases pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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The Head of the Regulatory Services Partnership advised the Committee that the report had been prepared in response to a request from members at the last Committee meeting to develop a number of outline business cases. 


The Committee discussed the report in depth, considering each option in detail. The resulting view was that the suggested fees/charges could be significantly increased to match those currently charged in the wider market place. The Committee requested that more work be undertaken to assess current market rates which the Head of Public Protection undertook to investigate and report back at the next Committee meeting.


Members of the Committee thanked officers for their hard work.


RESOLVED: That the Joint Regulatory Committee notes the report.