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Decision – That the notes of the meeting held on 20 February 2019 be approved.
Joint report of the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Economic Growth.
Reasons for the Decision – The government’s National Local Growth Assurance Framework (January 2019) requires Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to move from informal partnerships into an incorporated body structure by 31 March 2019.
Decision – (a) That approval be given to the County Council joining the new SSLEP company limited by guarantee as a member; and that the liability on the County Council in respect of becoming a member of company limited by guarantee, as detailed in the report, be noted.
(b) That the Leader of the County Council be appointed as a Director of the SSLEP company Board of Directors, with the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth providing the nominated alternate.
(c) That the County Council continues as the Accountable Body for the SSLEP in its incorporated form.
(d) That Officers be requested to consider the likely additional requirements of undertaking the administrative role for the company (Company Secretary), on either a temporary or permanent basis, with the final decision on whether to undertake that role being delegated to the Leader in discussion with the Chief Executive.
(e) That the scrutiny arrangements that will be in place for the new company (as detailed in the report) be noted.