Decision details

COVID-19 Response – Continuation of Delegated Powers

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report seeks approval to continue with both the COVID-19 outbreak delegated powers to the Chief Executive and the succession plan for the Leadership of the Council up to the 1st of April 2021.


1.    That the Chief Executive, or any person acting in that role, continue to have the delegated power to approve expenditure and budget of up to £2m (Revenue or Capital).


2.    That the Leader of the Council approves the succession plan for the Leadership of the Council as attached at Appendix 1.


3.    That recommendations 1 and 2 be subject to review by the Leader by the 1st of April 2021.


Reasons for the decision:

The Council must be able to act quickly, efficiently and proactively during the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure critical services are delivered for the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the borough.

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable.

Publication date: 10/09/2020

Date of decision: 10/09/2020

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