Lead Member for Resources


DECISIONS made by the Lead Member for Resources, Councillor Nick Bennett, on 30 March 2021 at County Hall, Lewes


++ The Lead Member was not present in person, but took the decisions remotely ++






25           Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 3 February 2021


25.1     The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 3 February 2021.




26           Reports


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




27           Human Resources & Organisational Development (HR&OD) Shared Service Review


27.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer. 




27.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) agree the withdrawal of the Human Resources and Organisational Development function from the Orbis Partnership;


(2) agree that the Terms of Reference of the Orbis Joint Committee be amended to reflect recommendation 1; and


(3) agree that authority be delegated to the Chief Operating Officer in consultation with the Assistant Chief Executive to take any actions considered necessary to give effect to and in consequence of the recommendations above including, but not limited to, making amendments to the Inter Authority Agreement.




27.3     The review of the Human Resources and Organisational Development Shared Service has concluded that the current model does not meet East Sussex County Council’s strategic development requirements, or provide value for money for East Sussex County Council.




28           Exclusion of public and press


28.1     The Lead Member RESOLVED to exclude the public and press for the remaining agenda items on the grounds that if the public and press were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).




29           Write off of debts 2020/21


29.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer. 




29.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) authorise the writing-off of four debts amounting to £81,490.09 in the Council’s 2020/21 accounts;


(2) note that provision is made for bad and doubtful debts; and


(3) note the positive steps being put in place to make improvements going forward. 




29.3     There is no prospect of recovering the four outstanding debts.