Issue - meetings

Recovery and reset programme

Meeting: 10/06/2021 - Lewes District Council Cabinet (Item 5)

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Report of Chief Executive

Lead Cabinet members: Councillors James MacCleary and Zoe Nicholson

Additional documents:


(Non-key decision):


To note the progress made with the Recovery and Reset Programme.


The Cabinet considered the report of the Chief Executive, updating them on progress of the Recovery and Reset Programme.


Good progress had been made in delivering the savings targets set out in the Recovery and Reset Plans, which were agreed by Cabinet in autumn 2020. Key outcomes of the programme thus far were detailed at section 3.1 of the report.


Councillor Nicholson added that since publication of the report, the shortfall that had been identified for 21/22 had largely been met within the area of Service Delivery. The savings targets were based on assumptions that had been built into the Council’s medium term financial strategy, such as no further financial support from central government. Councillor Nicholson stated that cross party partnership working was needed to lobby government further for the Fair Funding Review to be undertaken.


PPAC, held on 3 June 2021, considered the report and were supportive of the recommendation in full. Councillor Linington, Leader of the Opposition, was in attendance to present PPAC’s discussion.


Resolved (Non-key decision):


To note the progress made with the Recovery and Reset Programme.


Reason for decision:


The Recovery and Reset Programme provides a structured and accountable approach for delivering the level of significant organisational change needed to respond to current and future challenges.