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Leader of the council and cabinet members

Cllr Rebecca Lury

Cabinet Member for Finance, Business & Jobs

To ensure sound business planning and financial probity within the council, including the medium term resource strategy and all financial management of the general fund, the housing revenue account, the capital programme and the management of capital receipts. To keep council tax low by delivering value for money across all our high quality services.

The portfolio holder will be responsible for oversight of the development and implementation of the council’s budget and be responsible for performance management across the council. To lead the integration of the council’s budget and Fairer Future Plan, enabling the council to deliver on the cabinet’s priorities and to cope with financial constraints, together with its partners.

The cabinet member will have particular responsibility for:

  • The Council’s resource strategy
  • Financial and performance management across the council
  • Brexit
  • Working with & supporting local businesses, cooperatives & mutuals,
  • Pioneer Fund
  • Increasing employment
  • Relationship with Jobcentre Plus
  • Council’s response to welfare reform
  • 18 year old and care leavers’ employment, education and training (working with the Cabinet member for Children, Young People and Education)
  • Supporting businesses to engage with schools and colleges (working with the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Education)
  • Apprenticeships, internships and work experience
  • Promoting good employment practices and fair pay
  • Promoting equality and diversity in the workplace and cultural and arts sectors
  • Making Southwark a Living Wage Place
  • Relationship with trade unions
  • Human resources
  • Increasing equality and diversity in the council’s workforce
  • Procurement
  • Fairtrade
  • Council tax and business rate collection
  • Income management and debt strategy
  • Capital investment, receipts, acquisitions and disposals
  • Pension Fund
  • Audit and risk management & anti-fraud
  • Facilities, property and asset management
  • Corporate IT & IT shared services
  • Legal & constitutional services
  • Electoral registration

Cllr Rebecca Lury's contact details

Page last updated: 25 February 2021

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