Report of the Director of Communications.
Members received a report of the Town Clerk regarding Corporate Affairs.
There was a discussion on the importance on ensuring that fraud is included within the Online Safety Bill and the ongoing work of the Corporate Affairs Team, alongside the City of London Police and the. Remembrancer’s Department. The Team had also been engaged with relevant Trade Associations.
A forward look be re-added to the report in future.
It was confirmed that matters regarding the City’s elections were and would continue to be reported to Policy & Resources Committee, not the Sub-Committee.
Members and officers drew attention to levelling up. It was noted that this should not mean the ‘levelling down’ of the South-East. Recognising this, it was agreed that the City should ensure it acts as a helpful contributor to the campaign, not an opponent. It was noted that experiences within London were very varied.
Members requested source material they could use and call upon to provide examples of what the City was doing in order to contribute to the levelling up agenda. Examples including the Market co-location programme and academies were raised.
RESOLVED, that the report be noted.