Agenda and minutes

via MS Teams, Lead Member for Economy - Wednesday, 23rd February, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: via MS Teams

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

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Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 7 December 2021 pdf icon PDF 109 KB


8.1       The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on the 7 December 2021.


Disclosure of Interests

Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.



9.1       Councillor Simmons declared a personal interest in Item 4 in that he chairs the charity ‘Wealden Works’ commissioned by Wealden District Council on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, but he did not consider this to be prejudicial.


Urgent items

Notification of any items which the Lead Member considers urgent and proposes to take at the appropriate part of the agenda.


10.1     There were no urgent items.




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



Working together partnership agreement between East Sussex County Council and the Department for Work and Pensions pdf icon PDF 562 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Additional documents:


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.