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Salford Strategic Partnership Board23rd October 2009Salford Recession Task GroupIndicator Dashboard

September 2009

salford recession task group
Salford Recession Task Group
  • Formed to combat & mitigate the impact of the Recession on people, businesses and visitors to Salford.
  • Chaired by the Leader of the Council and attended by key partners.
  • Meets monthly.
  • Recession Indicator Dashboard – Resident, Business, Place.
  • Recession Partners Priorities Plan
trading conditions
Trading Conditions
  • 37% of Salford firms are above average risk whilst GM has 33% and NW has 28% (BLNW 10.09.09)
  • Commercial property deals took an average of 211 days in quarter 1, compared to 242 in previous quarter
  • Gap between asking and achieved price was 11% in quarter 1 compared to 4% in previous quarter
  • Main business support enquiries concern access to finance and training
  • Still difficult to raise finance through the banks – cash flow is still a major issue
and so our response has developed
And so…our response has developed…

Cabinet

Credit Salford

Salford Strategic Partnership

Recession Task Group

Audit Commission

Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnership

response partners priorities plan
Response – Partners Priorities Plan
  • Developed by the Salford Recession Task Group.
  • Range of actions designed to mitigate the impact of the Recession.
  • Monitored monthly via the Recession Task Group
  • Includes newly developed Recession web pages:

www.salford.gov.uk/living/advice/recession

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Getting and keeping a job

Supporting new and existing businesses

Maintaining income and managing debt

Deliver local support to reduce impact of economic downturn

Develop and deliver working neighbourhood teams

Integrate worklessness/ 14-19 agendas

Reduce re-offending and assist the rehabilitation of offenders

Improve job opportunities for care leavers

Maximise the take-up of educational maintenance allowance

Expand pathways to employment programme to support worklessness

Deliver prompt payment to suppliers

Deliver business start up support

Deliver support for existing businesses

Encourage local economic benefit

Promote Salford’s commercial premises

Tackle businesses dealing in counterfeit products

Develop tourism in Salford to support local businesses

Support businesses by tackling crimes that impact on them

Deliver fast-track benefit claims service

Design flexible debt recovery procedures

Promote affordable credit and combat illegal money lending

Develop the financial inclusion agenda

Promote affordable warmth

Develop and implement child poverty strategy

Deliver quality income/ debt advice to employees

Getting and keeping a home

Knowing where to turn – publicity about resources of help

Making the most of public resources

Deliver Salford Housing Options Point – SHOP

Tackle increasing homelessness

Deliver effective housing applications process

Develop plans for delivery of a Council managed mortgage scheme

Protect people’s homes

Disrupt and prevent acquisitive crime that affects people’s homes.

Address the increased risk of domestic abuse, associated homelessness and economic impact on families

Launch tackling recession website and helpline

Promote sources of recession help

Target financial support/ advice

Enhance access to benefits advice and income maximisation

Enhance access to debt advice

Deliver the Council as an exemplar employer

Develop the local employment benefit of Mediacity:UK

Integrate community safety with other activity in areas that recession has hit hardest

Promote take-up of free school meals

Develop the horticultural academy

so that we
So that we…

‘…do create a robust, growing and dynamic City economy that plays a leading role at the heart of Greater Manchester and meets the needs and aspirations of Salford people’

Salford Economic Development Plan

so that we32
So that we…

‘…do create a robust, growing and dynamic City economy that plays a leading role at the heart of Greater Manchester and meets the needs and aspirations of Salford people’

Salford Economic Development Plan

so the council and its partners are doing a lot
So…the Council and its Partners are doing a lot…
  • What does the Recession feel like for you in Salford?
  • Are we taking the right approach?
  • What more can we do?
  • What could you bring to the table?
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