Decision details

Decision details

Devolution: authorisation of Oxfordshire Unitary Study

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Following the CEB meeting on 15 December 2016 –


Council is recommended to supports in principle the submission of a devolution bid with a governance model based on the current two-tier structure for local government with a combined authority and elected mayor.




The award of contract to PWC to undertake the consultancy of an Oxfordshire Unitary study on behalf of Oxford City Council and 6 District Councils.

Reasons for the decision:

Oxford led on procurement of study on behalf of 7 councils.  Two bids were evaluated and the strongest bidder was appointed.


Terms of reference for the study can be read here.

Signed off by senior officers:


Publication date: 21/04/2016

Date of decision: 15/04/2016