Q1 The Future of Southwest One (SW0
The media has reported that Avon and Somerset Police and Wiltshire Police are moving towards sharing services (IT, HR and payroll etc.)
a) Was Taunton Deane Borough Council (TDBC) (as a partner in the Joint Venture Company-Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council, Avon and Somerset Police and IBM – known as Southwest One) consulted?
b) Has this been included in the corporate risk log?
c) What steps are being taken to ensure there is no detriment to Taunton Deane Borough Council?
d) What progress is being made to bring back (insource) services from SW0 as the contract ends in 2017?”