Decision details

Decision To Join A Government And London Councils Sponsored Company To Centralise The Procurement Of Temporary Accommodation Leased From Private Landlords

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Capital Letters is an ambitious Government and London Councils sponsored scheme to centralise the procurement of Temporary Accommodation and Private Rented accommodation from private landlords. The business plan has now been finalised and Boroughs have the opportunity to seek Councillor approval to become founding members.


1.    That Members delegate authority to the Chief Housing Officer and the Strategic Director, Finance, and Governance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing to enter into the required membership agreements and contracts including the nomination of an officer to be a director to sit on the Board of the new company if considered appropriate.


2.    That Members note that a further report will be presented concerning the contract to be awarded to the new company and associated arrangements once the company is established.


Report author: Nicky Pooni

Publication date: 06/03/2019

Date of decision: 04/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/03/2019

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