Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)   agrees that the total of £0.658m requested by Services can be retained by them via the associated carry forward requests, as set out in Appendix A to item A.6 of the Report of the Corporate Finance and Governance Portfolio Holder; and

 

(b)   approves the allocation of the General Fund Variance for the year of £0.862m as set out in Table 1 of the Portfolio Holder’s report and repeated below:-

 

Proposed Allocation

Amount

Portfolio Holder’s Comments

‘Back to Business’ Initiatives and associated activities

£0.862m

“It is proposed to allocate the full uncommitted General Fund variance to this major initiative and associated regeneration and economic activities.

 

As elsewhere in the country, the Tendring District has been hit hard by the COVID19 crisis. Therefore it is important that this Council establishes a clear focus and determination in supporting the district and the economy to not only recover as quickly as possible but to also strengthen and embed a level of resilience that will undoubtedly be required going forward. This approach will provide a solid foundation along with complimenting all of the Council’s overall prioritised and strategic objectives.

 

As already discussed by Members, there should be no constraints to the range of projects and initiatives that are put forward for consideration to support the whole district or perhaps more locally at ward level.

 

In agreeing the carry forwards of £0.658m set out earlier on in this report, along with other existing projects and actions, there will be an overlap with direct back to business activities going forward to make this initiative a success.

 

In terms of this success, it is also acknowledged that local businesses must have a strong influence in terms of how the Council can help and support them through what has been and will continue to be a very challenging time for them and our residents.

 

The ‘Back to Business’ initiative will continue to be developed over the coming weeks and further reports will be presented to Members in late summer / early autumn.” 

 

 

Report author: Richard Barrett

Publication date: 24/07/2020

Date of decision: 24/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/07/2020 - Cabinet

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