RSG vote paves way for changes to PSNC and LPCs
The Review Steering Group (RSG) has announced that the thresholds for its contactor vote on the future of PSNC and the LPCs have been met, with 88.6% of those voting in favour of the RSG’s proposals.
The result of the RSG vote sets a clear direction from contractors for the future. PSNC will consider the vote outcome and its next steps at the July PSNC Meeting with a view to updating contractors after that meeting, and to putting together a more detailed action plan and timelines for the sector over the summer.
Background Information about the RSG
The RSG was established as a group of contractors in November 2020, following discussions between PSNC and the LPCs on how the findings of the independent Wright Review into both organisations should be taken forward, and how this could be funded. Contractor organisations and representatives (CCA and AIM, and the independent and NPA representatives on PSNC) were asked, in accordance with the RSG Terms of Reference to nominate contractors to sit on the RSG.
The RSG was tasked with exploring the issues in the Wright Review and talking to the wider sector to propose a way forward. The Group was not a decision-making body and it was asked to come up with a mechanism to gain wider contractor approval for any proposals it put forward – this was the contractor vote. The RSG set out its plans for the vote, following wider discussions with the sector, in autumn 2021 and these are available here.
After 15 months of work funded jointly by PSNC and the LPCs, including talking to the sector at several rounds of contractor engagement events, the RSG set out its final proposals in April 2022. The vote on these proposals began on Friday 27th May 2022 and ended on Friday 17th June 2022.