Council Controlled Organisations
Council Controlled Organisations are any organisation in which one or more local authorities control 50 per cent or more of the voting rights or appoints 50 per cent or more of the directors.
Council Controlled organisations are governed by their boards of directors or trustees, and operate at arm's length to the council.
CCOs are, however, accountable to the council, which determines the objectives for each CCO and monitors their performance. The council, in turn, is accountable to its ratepayers and residents for the performance of the CCOs.