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Status:
Implemented
Title:
Digital Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan
Reference:
009228/2021
Urgent Decision - Not in Forward Plan
No
Details for Agenda Sheet
Report of Director for Digital and Customer Services and Ilgun Yusuf, Interim Assistant Director, Skills and Employability
Implementation Date (not before meeting on)
Tue 7 Sep 2021
Purpose
To secure approval of the digital inclusion strategy and action plan. 
Key Portfolio
Deputy Leader
Include item on Forward Plan/ Key Decision
Yes
Decision Maker
Reason For Key Decision
Affects all wards.
Relevant Documents
Decision Type:
Committee
Decision Maker:
Cabinet
Directorate

Digital and Customer Services

Education and Skills

Other Information
Private Reason
N/A
Decision Outcome

On 7 September 2021, Cabinet:-

(i)       Noted the findings of the Digital Inclusion Landscape Report;

(ii)      Approved the City-wide Digital Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan (as recommended by the Breaking Down Barriers: Working towards Birmingham’s future);

(iii)     Approved the establishment of a digital inclusion team for a two-year period at a cost of circa £0.433m and an operational budget of £0.050m from January 2022 funded from a draw down from the Community Recovery Plan Reserve;

(iv)     Approved the provision of a budget of £0.250m to fund an average cost of £50 per device for recycling the kit into the community. For 2021/22, a total of 2,200 devices will be offered to community groups for distribution to citizens at a one off cost of £0.110m. It is anticipated that up to 5,000 devices will be recycled over two years at a one-off cost of £0.250m, funded by a draw down from the Community Recovery Plan Reserve Page 5 of 13;

(v)      Delegated authority to the Director for Digital and Customer Services, Assistant Director, Employment and Skills, the Assistant Director Development & Commercial or their delegate, in conjunction with the Chief Finance Officer or their delegate, and the City Solicitor or their delegate to approve the procurement strategy and selection of successful bidder(s) following the conclusion of the tender process and to execute the necessary contractual documentation to effect this outcome.

THE DEADLINE FOR CALL IN IS 1600 HOURS ON 
MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2021.
 
Rating:
Is the Decision Maker Aware of the Decision:
No
Is the Head of Services Aware of the Decision:
No
Is Decision County Wide:
No
Would the recommended decision be contrary to the budget and policy framework:
No
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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
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 Page 1 of 1, items 1 to 7 of 7.
23/07/2021 12:18:25Freya LaneBusiness Item Created 
23/07/2021 12:18:25Freya LaneCommittee AddedCabinet
23/07/2021 12:18:25Freya LaneMeeting Added07/09/2021 10:00AM
23/07/2021 12:19:06Freya LaneStatus ChangedDecision Scheduled [1]
26/08/2021 15:28:28Freya LaneReport AddedDocument ID 193923: Digital Inclusion Strategy Cabinet Report
08/09/2021 12:17:48Michelle EdwardsGeneral Details Edited 
13/09/2021 16:05:57Errol WilsonStatus ChangedImplemented [7]

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