Issue details

The Great Jobs Agenda

In March 2020, we published a report outlining our work against the standards of the TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda and our ambitions, recognising that we have a key and ongoing leadership role across the city. However, Covid-19 has greatly changed the jobs and employment landscape for our city (and beyond), as well as had a huge impact on what the Council has been able to deliver and progress.

We acknowledge that whilst some progress has been made within these areas of focus, Covid-19 has meant that progress has been slower than anticipated. Whilst the pandemic is not over yet, we feel that the time is now right to reset and to ask Executive Board’s ongoing support for the Council’s Employment Agenda, and its alignment with the Great Jobs Agenda, and our approach to keep under review the potential to secure Living Wage Foundation accreditation.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/11/2021

Decision due: 15 Dec 2021 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of City Development

Department: City Development

Contact: Eve Roodhouse, Chief Officer Culture and Economy 0113 378 3154 Email: eve.roodhouse@leeds.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Extensive consultation has been undertaken including over 1,300 responses to a survey from local residents, workshops, Scrutiny Board (Infrastructure, Investment, and Inclusive Growth), Inclusive Growth Delivery Partnership and others. We are also currently working with Ahead Partnership to gain young people’s feedback on our approach.

Consultees

Extensive consultation has been undertaken including over 1,300 responses to a survey from local residents, workshops, Scrutiny Board (Infrastructure, Investment, and Inclusive Growth), Inclusive Growth Delivery Partnership and others. We are also currently working with Ahead Partnership to gain young people’s feedback on our approach.

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education

Agenda items

Documents

  • The report to be issued to the decision maker with the agenda for the meeting