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Issue details

Supporting the York economy

Purpose of report: To update Executive on the impact of their March 2020 decision to allocate £1.14m to support businesses through Micro Grants and FSB membership, and set out proposals for York to become the first Good Business Charter City in the context of our developing economic strategy.

Executive will be asked to note the findings of the evaluation of the March 2020 Micro Grant scheme, approve City of York Council signing up to the Good Business Charter, and endorse York’s status as the first Good Business Charter City.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/05/2021

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 24/06/21 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Simon Brereton, Head of Economic Growth email:  simon.brereton@york.gov.uk  simon.brereton@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Consultation with businesses through the Business Leader’s Group, FSB, Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Directors, Indie York, York BID and University of York. Evaluation has involved interviews with over 300 micro businesses.

Making Representations: As above.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Not applicable at this stage.


Agenda items


  • Supporting the York economy  


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