Decision details

Resolution to Terminate PSP Southampton LLP

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


On the advice of the Director of Governance, Legal and HR, an approval is required from Cabinet to agree to the winding up of this partnership and a delegated authority to be provided to the Executive Director of place to confirm the Council’s agreement with Companies House for the partnership to be stuck-off.


(i)  It is recommended that Cabinet approve the dissolution to terminate PSP Southampton Limited Liability Partnership by PSPF.

(ii)  Cabinet agrees a delegated authority to be provided to the Executive Director of Place, to sanction the administrative actions, through PSPF and Companies House required to strike-off the partnership and in the closure of the company accounts

Reasons for the decision:

PSP Southampton LLP has not actively traded since 2020/21 and is now defunct, aside of a final financial settlement. The partnership is no longer valid as a joint venture.


If the LLP is not struck-off, then SCC will unnecessarily incur the additional administrative costs, including audit, tax, or companies house fees, for an additional year of compliance. In addition, SCC may well be liable to administer the LLP to ensure compliance, incurring further costs. In this instance it is likely that the residual profits and reserves will be needed to administer the LLP and fund the filing of accounts in 2023/24.

Alternative options considered:

Sustain the LLP to enable further regeneration and development projects to come forward. This option has been rejected as PSPF was merged with another company under common ownership in 2022 and since then there has been a shift in strategy, away from the LLP model.


Reconstitute the LLP with another partner. The process of reconstituting the LLP with another partner is a complex one in legal and administrative terms. If SCC determines to develop a new relationship with another strategic property partner, then the process of establishing a new JV entity will be simpler and more cost effective.

Report author: Matthew Hill

Publication date: 19/12/2023

Date of decision: 19/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/12/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/01/2024

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