Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Cabinet approves the framework for developing a COVID-19 Recovery Plan and notes the upcoming activities in the “Restart” phase of the framework.
Reasons for decision:
1. The report of the Leader of the Council on the development of a COVID-19 Recovery Plan for South Kesteven District Council.
2. The development of a Corporate Plan and a revised Budgetary Framework alongside the COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
3. The proposed four stage recovery framework: ‘Response’, ‘Restart’, ‘Recover’ and ‘Reshape’, with a reset review between stages.
4. The interactions between intended actions built into the 2020/21 budget and the new developments required in response to COVID-19.
5. Plans for the phased re-opening of certain services as part of the ‘Restart’ phase and the full list of activities as set out in Appendices 1 to 5 of the report of the Leader of the Council.
6. The proposed internal governance approach for the ‘Restart’ phase.
7. The partnership working arrangements set out in section 7 of the report.
8. Consultation with partners and external stakeholders about the nature of the recovery plan.
9. The stage 1 equality analysis attached as Appendix 7 to the Leader’s report.
10. The Risk Register attached as Appendix 8 to the report of the Leader of the Council, which set out key risks and the actions in place to mitigate their impact.
Other options considered and rejected:
Do nothing and continue with a reactive approach and delegated decisions for the foreseeable future. This was rejected as it was felt that it was important to ensure plans were developed to steer activity.
Do the minimum, waiting to produce the September amended budget report and incorporate all future actions into this. This was rejected as it would combine strategy, finance and an emerging COVID-19 environment into a single document, which could be very complex and therefore less transparent.
Return to ‘normal’ and create a Corporate Plan and amended budget through standard processes and rely on adopted Scrutiny and decision-making processes (and internal line management) for enacting decisions. This was rejected as it was felt that the situation was too volatile; this was seen to be more appropriate at the ‘Reshape’ phase.
Publication date: 17/06/2020
Date of decision: 16/06/2020
Decided at meeting: 16/06/2020 - Cabinet