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To receive as a correct record the minutes of Cabinet held on Tuesday, 12 July 2022 (previously circulated).
The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 12 July 2022 were approved as a correct record.
Items of Urgent Business Authorised by the Leader
To consider any such items authorised by the Leader and to consider where in the agenda the item(s) are to be considered.
The Chair advised that there were no items of urgent business.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting).
Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting.
In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct.
To consider any such requests received in accordance with the approved procedure.
Members were advised that there had been no requests to speak at the meeting in accordance with Cabinet’s agreed procedure.
UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Investment Plan
(Cabinet Member with Special Responsibility Councillor Caroline Jackson)
Report of the Chief Executive. (The report was published on 20 July 2022; appendices to the report were published on 22 July 2022.)
Cabinet Member with Special Responsibility Councillor Caroline Jackson)
Cabinet received a report from the Chief Executive which set out the core elements of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) Investment Plan, to be finalised and submitted to government by the deadline of Monday 1 August 2022. In accordance with Part 3, Section 3, Rule 17 (Call-in and Urgency) the Chief Executive consulted with the Chair of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee prior to the meeting as he was minded to waive call-in on this decision in order to meet the submission deadline.
The options, options analysis, including risk assessment and officer preferred option, were set out in the report as follows:
The officer preferred option is Option 1, given that the highest possible dialogue has taken place in reaching the recommendations set out in this report. The degree of flexibility inherent in the Investment Plan process must also be considered in reaching a decision on the recommendation. However, it is recognised that members are ultimately responsible for the content and delivery of the UKSPF Investment Plan. As such, reaching a consensus at this stage and accommodating any proposed amendments is of fundamental importance to moving into successful delivery of the UKSPF.
Councillor Caroline Jackson proposed, seconded by Councillor Heath:-
“That the recommendations, as set out in the report, be approved.”
Councillors then voted:-
(1) That Cabinet approve the following key elements of the UK Shared Prosperity Investment Plan, set out in this report:
· The proposed balance of funds to be allocated across the three Investment Priorities, set out in section 2 of ... view the full minutes text for item 20.