Cabinet member for Resources and Cabinet Secretary

Cabinet member for Resources and Cabinet Secretary

Councillor Paul Frew

Paul oversees the Council’s strategic financial and performance management. This includes setting a balanced budget and monitoring delivery of the capital investment programme. Paul is also responsible for driving social value through the Council’s commissioning and procurement strategies, overseeing the Council’s transformation programme and Corporate Plan, and for ensuring an effective and supported workforce.

Paul manages Cabinet’s forward plan.


The Cabinet Member for Resources, and Cabinet Secretary, is responsible for:

  • Financial strategy, including budget setting, budget monitoring, financial policy and performance
  • Revenue collection, business rates, council tax, council tax support and   benefits
  • The Council’s pension fund
  • Council-wide performance management
  • Workforce matters including human resources and trade union relations
  • Digital transformation, including customer services
  • Oversight of the Council’s move to being a Real Living Wage Employer
  • Risk Management
  • Organisational accountability: Council, Cabinet and Committee forward planning
  • Democratic and Members' Services
  • Elections and electoral registration
  • Information governance and cyber security
  • Capital Programme
  • Property portfolio
  • Political oversight of transformation programme 

Political lead for: Social value through commissioning and procurement