Decision details

Working together partnership agreement between East Sussex County Council and the Department for Work and Pensions

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Economy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider a proposed partnership agreement between ESCC and the regional and local DWP offices which has been developed by the ESCC Employability and Skills Team and Regional DWP leads. The partnership agreement proposes areas for collaboration and outlines arrangements for improved data sharing, referral processes and joint initiatives to tackle unemployment in the county.


12.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.




12.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


(1) Review and approve the actions proposed in the Department for Work and Pensions – East Sussex County Council partnership agreement titled ‘Working in Partnership Across East Sussex’, appended to the report and;


(2) Approve that the agreement is reviewed annually by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport and amended if required.




12.3     The proposals in the partnership agreement will have a positive impact on the ability of the DWP, ESCC and all SES Stakeholders to address the employment needs of East Sussex residents.  Active participation by DWP in the Skills East Sussex Board, the Skills East Sussex Task Groups and the sharing of labour market information will enable better alignment of provision and a stronger offer for those who are unemployed, which is to be welcomed.


Report author: Rupert Clubb

Publication date: 18/03/2022

Date of decision: 23/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 23/02/2022 - Lead Member for Economy

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