Decision details

Independent review of Southend Care Ltd and Vecteo

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Strategy and Change) presenting the findings of the independent review of two of the Council’s wholly owned companies, Southend Care Ltd (SCL) and LHCS and Southend Travel Partnership Ltd (known as ‘Vecteo’).




1. That the findings of the independent reviews of Southend Care Ltd and Vecteo, be noted.


2. That the proposed recommendations of the independent reviews, as set out in Appendix 1 to the submitted report, and that the Shareholder Board monitor progress against the action plan, be approved.


Reasons for decision:


Implementation of the recommendations identified through the independent review should enable the companies to return to/or sustain financial viability and enable savings for the Council.


Other options:


Not to accept the findings of the review or the recommendations and continue with the arrangements for the companies as they are.  The likely consequence of this is that the financial viability of the companies will deteriorate and the quality of services will be compromised.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Not eligible for call-in

Cabinet Member: Cllr Cox

Report author: Claire Shuter

Publication date: 20/03/2024

Date of decision: 04/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 04/03/2024 - Cabinet

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