Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance in consultation with the Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning for Agenda Item 3 (Lockdown And Tier 3 – Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)


Thursday, 12 November 2020




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session Executive Member for  Finance and Performance  held on Thursday, 12 November 2020.  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


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3.               Lockdown And Tier 3 – Additional Restrictions Grant (Arg)




(i)           That the Chief Operating Officer be recommended to make an emergency decision to:

·        Implement a discretionary grants scheme providing support to the businesses outlined and at the levels indicated in paragraphs 19 and 20 to run until March 2022.

·        Instruct the Head of Economic Growth to develop more detailed proposals for a business support voucher scheme for consideration at a subsequent Executive Member Decision Session

·        Allocate a preliminary budget of £200k to fund future reopening events

·        Keep the allocations under review as the pandemic progresses, bring update reports back to Executive Member Decision Sessions should the budget need to be adapted.


(ii)      That should any element of this scheme be changed by subsequent government, delegation for the decision under this scheme be given to the Chief Finance Officer (s151) in consultation with the Executive Member Finance and Performance/Executive Member Economy & Strategic Planning, with changes approved retrospectively in public at the next available Executive Member decision session.


Reason:     To support to York businesses which are affected by the Lockdown and Tier 3 restrictions but not eligible for Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) funding.