Decision details

Strategic Risks 2019-20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Kate Wilson, Business Unit Leader for Community Services, Policy and Performance introduced the report.  She commented that the report considers the Council’s key strategic risks for the coming year and an annual review of the risk management policy.  A range of risks had been considered and three proposed strategic risks were highlighted.  The Business Unit Leader referred to Appendix A which showed the likelihood and impact of each risk on a matrix. She also advised that fuller descriptions of each risk along with risk management plans could be found at Appendix B. The Business Unit Leader noted it was the responsibility of Heads of Service and Cabinet Members to monitor risks throughout the year.  She noted corrections in Appendix C to page30 paragraph 1 the title should read Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance and paragraph 3, where the responsible officer is the Head of Corporate Resources.


The Cabinet Member for Customer Services expressed concern about the funding of West Sussex County Council and its potential impact on this council.


The Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning commented that the County Council was a key partner for work within his portfolio. 


The Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance advised that the Council should continue to forge a good working relationship with West Sussex County Council to achieve a suitable environment for public especially vulnerable people.


The Cabinet Member for Community showed concern over a possible reduction in Housing Support services planned by the County Council.  He noted the evidence presented to the Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee (HASC) by Sussex Police on this matter.  He expressed regret that it had not been heeded.  He was proud of the work at this Council to set aside funding for temporary housing within the district to reduce the negative impact of homelessness. 


The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth commented that risk management was firmly embedded into the Council’s Policy and it was essential that the Council and County Council work well together. 


The Deputy Leader noted that no other Members wished to speak so took them to the recommendation contained in the report, which was agreed unanimously.




Cabinet resolved to:


    (i)        Agree the strategic risks for 2019/20 and management plans set out at appendices A and B; and

   (ii)        Agree the existing Strategic Risk Management Policy, as set out at Appendix C with the only amendment being Officer and Member titles.


Report author: Kate Wilson

Publication date: 13/06/2019

Date of decision: 11/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/03/2019 - Cabinet

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