Report to:

Overview and Scrutiny Committee


21 July 2022 


Better Lives for All Thematic Update:   

Portfolio Area:

Cllr Hilary Bastone    

Leader Member Economy & Deputy Leader of the Council

Wards Affected:


Urgent Decision:

  N         Approval and                              Y 

clearance obtained:

Date next steps can be taken:                                    


Author: Chris Brook   

Role: Director of Place and Enterprise 



RECOMMENDATION: that the Overview & Scrutiny Committee:

1.   Note the progress in delivering against the Better Lives for All ‘Economy Thematic Delivery Plan and make any necessary recommendations.


1.    Executive summary 

1.1        The Council adopted its Better Lives for All Strategy in September 2021, alongside detailed Thematic Delivery Plans for each priority area.


1.2        This report provides the thematic update on the Council Services theme of the Better Lives for All Strategy.


2.  Thematic Update Report 

1.1        The Performance Management Framework included with the Better Lives for All strategy commits that Overview and Scrutiny will receive a specific thematic update at each meeting in order to consider the progress against the agreed Thematic Delivery Plans. 


2.2   The Economy Thematic Update report is set out in Appendix A to this report.



3.  Next Steps 

3.1     Progress against the Thematic Delivery Plan will continue to be regularly monitored by the Lead Members for Council Services, through regular meetings with the lead officers. Highlights will also be provided in the quarterly Integrated Performance Management Report considered by the Executive.


3.2     Following consideration by Overview and Scrutiny, the progress report will be published on the Council’s strategy reporting pages  as a public record of progress. 




4.  Implications 



Relevant  to  proposals  Y/N 

Details and proposed measures to address 




Providing performance updates in respect of our strategic priorities contributes to Principle F of the CIPFA Delivering Good Governance in Local Government Framework. This principle is about managing risks and performance through robust internal control and strong financial management. 

Financial implications to include reference to value for




This report does provide updates in respect of financial information but does not make any recommendations or lead to any financial implications not considered by other committees.  




The thematic update report considers the key risks for the Council in delivering each action within the Better Lives for All delivery plan for Economy. 







Climate Change -

Carbon /




Not relevant to this report    

Comprehensive Impact Assessment Implications

Equality and




No direct implications   




No direct implications   

Community Safety, Crime and Disorder


No direct implications 


Health, Safety and Wellbeing


No direct implications  

Other implications





Supporting Information



Appendix A – Thematic Update Report on Economy


Background Papers: