North Yorkshire County Council


Shareholder Committee


25 May 2021


Brierley Group Annual Report and Brierley Group Business Plan


Appendix C of this report contain information of the type defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006.


Report of the Assistant Director Strategic Resources


1.0       Purpose of the Report


1.1       For the Shareholder Committee’s consideration, this report presents:


·               Brierley Group annual report 2020-21 – Appendix A

·               Brierley Group Business Plan summary 2021–2024 – Appendix B

·               Brierley Group business plans – Confidential Appendix C

1.             NYES

2.             NYnet

3.             First North Law

4.             Brierley Homes

5.             Align Property Partners

6.             Yorwaste

7.             Veritau

8.             NY Highways


1.2       The Business Plans attached as Appendix C to this report, articulate the aspiration of the companies listed above, to continue to increase their financial turnover, net margin and geographical reach, whilst always considering their prime purpose to return margin to its shareholder North Yorkshire County Council.


1.3       Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”), which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 that, for the present time, Committee business should be continued via the Chief Executive Officer making urgent decisions that would previously have been made by the Council’s committees.  This would be done using his emergency decision making powers as stated in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme, following consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and taking account of the Committee’s views and recommendations.



3.0       Recommendations


3.1       The Shareholder Committee is asked to note:

i)    the Brierley Group annual report in Appendix A.

            ii)   the Brierley Group Business Plan summary 2021-2023 in Appendix B.


3.2       In addition, the Shareholder Committee is asked to recommend to the Chief Executive that under his emergency delegated powers he accept and approve the Business Plans in Confidential Appendix C.




Assistant Director

Travel, Environmental and Countryside Services


12 May 2021