Decision details

IT Improvement Plan - JUL18/CAB/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet member to authorise the Council's ICT Strategy and Client arrangements to ensure that ICT Services are fit for purpose to deliver the Council’s objectives


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:


1.     Approve the proposed IT Improvement Plan and the potential path being taken of convergence with Cambridgeshire County Council, especially in People and Communities;


2.     Approve the inclusion in Tranche 2 of the Budget Proposals a series of short term decisions, dependent on robust business cases, in order to improve the service. This will incur additional expenditure/ investment of up to £1.120m.


Reasons for the decision:

With the Council:

Requiring to update its IT strategy;

Moving to more agile ways of working, and:

Delivering more services in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council.


There was the requirement for the convergence of systems and processes.  This paper set out the first steps in this process.


Alternative options considered:

Do nothing – this would result in the Council running an in-efficient IT service, not delivering for its customers;

Formulate its own strategy and route-map – although this would be very Peterborough centric, it would not address the IT issues and strategy required for the joint service delivery model being implemented with the County Council:

Formulate a joint strategy with the County Council.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Peterborough City Council Information Strategy - 2017- 2022


Publication date: 23/07/2018

Date of decision: 23/07/2018