Decision details

Levy Allocation Methodology Agreement (LAMA)

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1. That the changes to the LAMA from the current agreement be noted.

2. That the revised LAMA be approved, which will be in place from 2020/21, subject to it being agreed by the GMCA and the other signatories.

3. That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Governance and Community Strategy, in consultation with the Corporate Director for Place and Corporate Director for Finance and Systems, to make minor changes to the agreement.

4. That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director for Governance and Community Strategy to finalise and enter into any agreements required to implement this decision.

Reasons for the decision:

Since the GMCA has entered into a new operating contract it is necessary for the LAMA to be update to reflect the new contract and for all constituent Districts to agree the revised LAMA so that the changes can be implemented for the 2020/21 financial year.

Alternative options considered:

Not approving the proposed revised IAA and requesting some alternative arrangement be developed and which would have to be approved by all constituent districts; or do nothing, in which case the statutory default scheme will take effect.

Publication date: 07/01/2020

Date of decision: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

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