Decision details

Exclusion of Public and Press (Exempt Business)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


It was proposed by Councillor Sexton, Seconded by Councillor Boughtflower, and resolved that the public and press be excluded during consideration of this item, in accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) because it was likely to disclose Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.  The reasons for this were because disclosure to the public would prejudice the financial position of the authority in a competitive procurement process by allowing other bidders to know the financial position of the Council and other bidders. This in turn prejudiced the Council by (i) distorting the procurement process and (ii) prejudiced the opportunity for the Council to achieve a competitive price and good value for money and (iii) might dissuade organisations bidding for the Council's tenders if their commercial information was put into the public domain.

Publication date: 24/01/2022

Date of decision: 19/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 19/01/2022 - Corporate Policy and Resources Committee