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Posted by: John Brace | 2nd December 2014

38 more pages of the Wirral Schools Services Limited private finance initiative (PFI) contract with Wirral Council

38 more pages of the Wirral Schools Services Limited private finance initiative (PFI) contract with Wirral Council

                                          

I posted the first 17 pages of Wirral Council’s contract with Wirral Schools Services Limited, followed by the next six pages of the contract last month. This took it to the definitions as far as “benchmarking”.

At the weekend I scanned in the rest of the pages that define terms used in the contract (which come to a further 38 pages). This is from page 7 onwards. The next page after that deals with third-party rights.

The Wirral Schools Forum meets tomorrow evening to discuss where to find the £2.3 million of savings to its budget to pay for it. This is not because the price of the contract is going up considerably year on year, but because Wirral Council have decided to stop making a £2.3 million contribution to it each year. In total the annual contract payments are ~£11 million a year. Wirral Council receive an annual grant of £5.472 million towards this and a further £2.972 million from schools for the services under the contract (such as cleaning, caretaking et cetera). This leaves £2.586 million that in earlier years Wirral Council has paid, but next year has decided to cut its contribution by £2.3 million on top of a further £600,000 reduction this year.

It looks like (although it’s not confirmed yet), according to the papers for tomorrow evening’s Wirral Schools Forum (agenda item 3 PFI and Central Budget Review – Verbal Update (Previous report from 8th October attached)) that at least £1 million of this £2.3 million saving will come out of cuts to SEN Top ups/independent school fees (£600,000), statements (£200,000) and support for SEN (£200,000). None of the schools covered by the PFI contract are special schools.

Below are the definitions (from page 7 onwards) and the next page after that deals with third-party rights. Wirral Council plan to publish the complete contract by 31st December 2014 under a new transparency regime (imposed by central government).

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 7 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 7 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 8 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 8 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 9 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 9 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 10 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 10 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 11 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 11 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 12 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 12 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 13 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 13 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 14 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 14 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 15 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 15 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 16 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 16 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 17 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 17 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 18 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 18 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 19 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 19 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 20 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 20 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 21 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 21 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 22 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 22 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 23 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 23 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 24 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 24 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 25 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 25 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 26 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 26 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 27 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 27 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 28 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 28 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 29 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 29 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 30 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 30 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 31 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 31 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 32 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 32 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 33 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 33 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 34 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 34 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 35 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 35 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 36 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 36 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 37 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 37 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 38 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 38 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 39 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 39 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 40 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 40 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 41 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 41 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 42 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 42 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 43 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 43 definitions

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 44 1.3 Third Party Rights

Wirral Council Wirral Schools Services Limited PFI Contract page 44 1.3 Third Party Rights

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