Decision details

Productivity In Local Government - 'Productivity Plan'

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Cabinet Member with Special Responsibility Councillor Phillip Black)


Cabinet received a report from the Chief Executive to endorse the council’s Productivity Plan, in response to the Productivity in Local Government request, from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC).


The options, options analysis, including risk assessment and officer preferred option, were set out in the report as follows:



Option 1: Endorse the Productivity Plan for submission.

Option 2: Do not endorse the Productivity Plan for submission.


If endorsed, officers will be able to finalise the Productivity Plan and submit of time.

No specific advantages are identified for this option. Although this could enable further re drafting in time for the submission deadline.


No specific disadvantages are identified for this option.

The Council must submit its productivity plan by the submission date.


None identified.

None identified.


The recommended option is to proceed with endorsing the Productivity Plan so that officers can submit the final version (Option 1).


Councillor Phillip Black proposed, seconded by Councillor Hamilton-Cox:-


“That the recommendation, as set out in the report, be approved.”


Councillors then voted:-


Resolved unanimously:


(1)        That the finalising and submission of the Productivity Plan be delegated to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader.


Officer responsible for effecting the decision:


Chief Executive


Reasons for making the decision:


The Productivity Plan mirrors current Policy Framework and will contribute to strategic and financial decision-making already set out in the Council Plan 2024-2027.  Cabinet endorsement will enable officers to submit the Productivity Plan to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).

Publication date: 06/06/2024

Date of decision: 04/06/2024

Decided at meeting: 04/06/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/06/2024

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