Council executive decisions and key decisions

Havering has a strong Leader/Cabinet model of governance. A Scheme of Delegation for executive decision making was subsequently adopted.

All Executive Decisions taken by Members and Key Decisions taken by officers, are subject to the call-in procedure. This means if councillors believe a decision made by the Executive or officers is contrary to the policy of the Council, they can 'call in' that decision. The decision is then effectively 'frozen' until the Overview and Scrutiny committee or Full Council has considered it further.

Generally, day to day operational decisions are not executive decisions,although certain decisions made under the Council’s Contracts Procedure Rules must be treated as being Executive Decisions.

Executive Decisions can be taken by:

  • the Leader of the Council personally
  • by Cabinet
  • by an individual Cabinet Member
  • by an officer

We publish all decisions on our democracy portal.

Alternatively you can visit the officer decisions page for information on officer delegated decisions that have been taken by council officers.

What are key decisions?

Some executive decisions are 'key decisions'.

A key decision is defined as:

  • A decision which is likely to result in significant expenditure or savings of over £500,000, or
  • A decision which is likely to be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in two or more wards.

Upcoming key decisions are listed in the Forward Plan.

All Executive Decisions taken by Members and Key Decisions taken by officers, are subject to the call-in procedure

If councillors believe a decision made by the Executive or officers is contrary to the policy of the Council, they can 'call in' that decision. The decision is then effectively 'frozen' until the Overview and Scrutiny committee or Full Council has considered it further.

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