Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning


Wednesday, 21 October 2020




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning held on Wednesday, 21 October 2020.  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in a decision, notice must be given to Democracy Support Group no later than 5pm on Friday 23 October 2020.


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4.               Inclusive Growth Fund Update




                      i.       Note the progress that has been made on the agreed projects and to thank officers and volunteers who have responded to the COVID-19 crisis;

                     ii.       To continue the Programme, where external funding can be achieved to deliver the original objective to then permit diverting some of the funding to support the most vulnerable – those out of work, and at risk of being so, young people entering the labour market, and small independent businesses. Detailed decisions could be delegated in consultation to the Corporate Director for Economy and Place. Should proceed given the impact of COVID 19.


Reason:     So that the Council nurtures a pipeline of projects that positively address inclusive growth in the City of York, and focusses funding where it is most needed.







5.               Economic Strategy & Partnership Update




                      i.       Note the revised approach to developing the Council’s Economic Strategy following Covid-19;

                     ii.       Agree to expand the membership of the Business Leaders Group so that it reflects the Council’s inclusive growth ambitions, and represents the city as a whole;

                    iii.       Refer this report to the Council’s Economy & Place Policy Scrutiny Committee for review;

                   iv.       That a report to understand what green jobs could be developed in York to be brought to a future Economy and Strategic Planning Decision Session by March 2021;

                     v.       That a scheme be developed to show how banks are supporting York’s economy.


Reason:     To support York’s economic recovery from Covid-19.