Councillor Ennis attended the meeting as Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and in summarising the work of the Committee and Task and Finish Groups commented on the importance of the scrutiny function in respect of helping to determine and improve the Council’s decision making processes.
Councillor Lofts presented the Task and Finish Group report regarding Poverty.
In supporting the recommendations, the Leader noted these are in line with the intentions of the Inclusive Economy Review which seeks to provide appropriate focus on those who need the most support.
Members acknowledged the relationship between the poverty theme and the current Covid-19 crisis and recognised the need to ensure Council services are capable of meeting the changing needs of the public, particularly given guidance around limiting face to face contact.
RESOLVED that the report be received and the Executive Director Communities be requested to co-ordinate a response to the recommendations in the report within 3 months.