Decision details

Officer Delegations and Indeminity

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To extend delegations to officers who are shared pursuant to the s113 agreement and to grant an indemnity to officers and members.


1.        That all officers employed by South Holland District Council, East Lindsey District Council or Boston Borough Council, who are shared pursuant to the s113 Agreement between those Councils, be granted or re-granted delegated authority to act as officers of South Holland District Council in relation to any executive functions in accordance with the Constitution and the schedule of specific delegations and the Monitoring Officer be authorised to make such amendments to post titles and areas of responsibility set out in those documents as the Monitoring Officer considers appropriate.


2.        That subject to consultation with the Council’s Insurers, an indemnity be provided to officer and members in relation to executive functions in accordance with, (or materially in accordance with) Appendix A to this report


Reasons for the decision:

To enable a swift and legally compliant implementation of the South and East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership.


Alternative options considered:

Do nothing - this is not recommended as a failure to have suitabledelegations in place will leave the Council at risk of legal challenge and failure to have suitable indemnity in place could put members and officers at personal risk.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Contact: Rhonda Booth, Democratic Services Manager Email:

Publication date: 12/11/2021

Date of decision: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

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