Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance


Monday, 14 June 2021




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 Monday, 14 June 2021.  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in a decision, notice must be given to Democracy Support Group no later than 4pm on the second working day after this meeting.


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4.               Application for Community Right to Bid under the Localism Act 2011


Resolved: That The Jubilee Hotel Public House, Balfour Street, York, be listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

Reason:     To ensure the Council meets its legislative requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and promotes community access to community facilities.




5.               Castle Gateway Update



1)   That the progress update on the delivery of the Castle Gateway masterplan be noted.


Reason:     To note the work that has been carried out to deliver the Castle Gateway scheme since the last Executive approvals in October 2020

2)   That approval be given to the inclusion of the Castle and Eye of York public realm in the council’s wider Levelling Up funding bid to central government.


Reason:     To pursue central government funding for the delivery of the new public realm to replace Castle Car Park and the Eye of York.




6.               Additional Restrictions Grant – Restart element


Resolved: That retrospective approval be given to the decision taken by the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with  the Executive Members for Finance & Performance and Economy & Strategic Planning on 16th April 2021 as follows:


Using the amounts allocated per 28 day period as agreed on 12th November 2020 and 18th January 2021, to provide restart grants to businesses on the basis of the Government’s Roadmap steps as follows:

·        Businesses reopening at Step 1: No further grant (reopening already provided for in grant paid from 1st March to 31st March) 

·        Businesses reopening at Step 2: One payment of 11 days at the agreed amounts plus a fixed payment of £200 (£396 to those with no premises, £724 - £1,379 for those in premises)

·        Businesses reopening at Step 3: One Payment of 46 days at the agreed amounts (£821/£2191-£4,929)

·        Businesses reopening at Step 4: One payment of 81 days at the agreed amounts (£1446/£3859-£8,679).


Reason:     To support to York businesses which are affected by the Lockdown restrictions but not eligible for Restart Grant funding