Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning


Tuesday, 22 December 2020




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning held on Tuesday, 22 December 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 4.00pm on Thursday 24 December 2020.


If you have any queries about any matters referred to in this decision sheet please contact Michelle Bennett


4.      Quarterly Economic Update


Resolved: That the Executive Member:

(i)           Thanked officers and partners for their work to ensure that businesses in the City of York Council were supported throughout the COVID emergency.

(ii)         Noted the contents of the Report.


Reason:     To support York’s economic response to the COVID –19 pandemic.


5.      Skills and Employment Update


Resolved: The Executive Member:

(i)           Reviewed and supported the activity detailed in the skills and employment update report including, the formation of the Skills and Employment Board and the progress made by the Task and Finish Group towards building a robust evidence base.

(ii)         Approved the approach taken to develop the one-year skills plan, which is to prioritise activity that will help support people and businesses through change. The approach will continue to maximise the impact of current support available and that to be implemented in 2021.

(iii)        Supported and approved the updated timeline for completion and sign off of the one-year plan, which allows for the latest Government skills and employment support to be reflected in the plan.

(iv)        Thanked the Skills Team Manager, Education and Skills and her team for all of their hard work.


Reason:     To continue to help support people and businesses through change over the next 12 months and highlight the role of skills in supporting York’s economic recovery from Covid-19 in the longer term.








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