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Cabinet Decision: 16th July 2015
Title of Item/Report
Xentrall Annual Report
Record of the Decision
Xentrall Shared Services, the Stockton and Darlington partnership, was established in May 2008 and was seven years through the original ten year partnership agreement. The original business case identified a number of efficiencies and benefits to be delivered resulting in initial savings of 7.4m over the original ten year period. It had delivered all of these plus additional efficiencies and benefits and was on target to make 13.6m savings over the same ten year period.

Xentrall's vision was to:-

a. continue to improve our services
b. create value for Stockton and Darlington
c. tactically grow the business

The aim of this vision was to continue to identify efficiency savings in Xentrall and the two Councils; ensure that systems and business processes were securely and effectively utilised; and deliver additional income wherever possible.

In recognition of the ongoing success of the partnership the Stockton and Darlington Cabinets approved, in March and April 2015 respectively, a revision to the original ten year partnership agreement. This revision made the partnership a rolling agreement with no defined end date. This change allowed the partnership to operate as a going concern and provided stability for the services and staff.

RESOLVED that the success of the partnership in identifying efficiencies leading to 13.6m of savings over the 10 years of the partnership thereby contributing to the protection of front line services be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
To allow Members to receive information about the progress of the partnership.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
24th July 2015

Date of Publication: 20 July 2015

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