It doesn't matter, the councillors have relinquished responsibility to the twot from Blackburn, who is now the chief exec, by giving him sole power to negotiate and do what he likes. All the options are labelled "officer options" and the councillors are all too busy washing their hands like Pontius Pilot and demonstrating none of this is their fault to care what this twot does. His wife runs an authority as a private trust and he is lining EVERYTHING on the Wirral up for privatisation. Wirral will become a commissioning authority and will not run any services itself. His wife or her cronies will get their claws into Wirral, services will suffer, unemployment will explode (he is already preparing to sack one third of managers, the rest of the staff watch out) and he will leave Wirral at the end of his 2 year contract and walk right into an executive directors position in one of his cronies' trusts.
See you in cyberspace!