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Decision details

Sheffield Tackling Poverty Framework 2020-2030

Decision Maker: Co-operative Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved


The report will set out how we work towards tackling poverty in Sheffield. It will include a vision for a city free from poverty, background information on previous/ongoing activity, and clear ambitions.




The Director of Policy, Performance and Communications submitted a report seeking approval to the Sheffield Tackling Poverty Framework. 


The report indicated that the Framework re-states Sheffield City Council’s commitment to tackling poverty by setting out an ambitious vision for a city free from poverty and some high level commitments which the council will pursue in order to help deliver on that vision at a local level. The Framework builds on the Council’s detailed 2015-2018 Tackling Poverty Strategy and also summarises the range of activity which has taken place across the city in recent years and the work which continues to be undertaken.



RESOLVED: That Cabinet:-


(a) approves the Sheffield Tackling Poverty Framework, attached as Appendix 1 to this report, and the commitments contained within it;


(b) supports further work with partners to develop a more detailed Tackling Poverty Action Plan for the city, which will supersede the existing Tackling Poverty

Strategy; and


(c) agrees that, once developed, the Tackling Poverty Action Plan will be presented to Cabinet for approval.



Reasons for Decision


Given the Council’s strong commitment to tackling poverty and inequality across all areas of policy, strategy and delivery, it is timely for us to clearly restate our position and kick-start more vital work in this area.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected



The Tackling Poverty Strategy was developed in 2015 and will continue until a decision is made to replace it. However, this Framework sets out a refreshed approach within that context and gives us an opportunity to restate our commitment, highlight what we have done so far, and work with partners to develop a refreshed Action Plan for the decade ahead. The alternative would be to not adopt the framework.




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration








Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




James Henderson, Policy Performance and Communications




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee






Report author: Laura White

Publication date: 19/03/2020

Date of decision: 18/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Co-operative Executive

Effective from: 26/03/2020

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