Decision details

Future of the Stour Valley and Poole Revenues and Benefits Partnership

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the future of the Stour Valley and Poole Partnership (SVPP).


RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)           Endorse, as BCP Council’s preferred option, the recommendation of the SVPP Joint Committee to create a pan-Dorset partnership between BCP Council and Dorset Council for the delivery of Revenues and Benefits services;

(b)           Accepting it is not BCP Councils desired direction of travel, acknowledge that Dorset Council agreed at their 7 December 2021 Cabinet to withdraw their services in respect of East Dorset and North Dorset residents from the SVPP;

(a)           Only agree to an amicable dissolution of SVPP if agreement can be reached with Dorset Council around costs associated with the process;

(b)           Delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Leader, Finance & Transformation Portfolio Holder to negotiate the settlement associated with an amicable dissolution of the SVPP; and

(c)          Acknowledge that if an amicable dissolution cannot be agreed that Dorset Council will be required to formally give notice and be responsible for costs in line with the collaboration agreement.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council


To reach a decision on the future delivery of Revenues and Benefit Services for the Council.

Report author: Matthew Filmer

Publication date: 14/01/2022

Date of decision: 12/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/01/2022

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