Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change


DECISIONS made by the Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change, Councillor Nick Bennett, on 18 September 2023 at Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams




33.         Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 24 July 2023


33.1     The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2023.




34.         Disclosure of Interests


34.1     There were none.




35.         Urgent items


35.1     There were none.




36.         Reports


36.1     Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.




37.         East Sussex County Council's Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year ending 2022/2023


37.1     The Deputy Leader and Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.




37.2     The Deputy Leader and Lead Member RESOLVED to co-sign the Modern Slavery Statement together with the Chief Executive.




37.3     Although not yet formally mandated, the government has indicated that local authorities with an annual budget of more than £36 million should comply with the requirements of section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and publish a slavery and human trafficking statement. East Sussex County Council’s 2022/23 statement, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, is designed to comply with this requirement.