Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance in Consultation with The Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods (for Agenda Item 4 – Household Support Fund)


Monday, 8 November 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, 8 November 2021. The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


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4.               Household Support Fund


Resolved: That;

a) The council’s Household Support Fund (as detailed at Annex A) be approved.

b) That the allocation of £20k in funding to fuel vouchers (as detailed at Paragraph 9 and Annex A) be approved.

c)  The discretion to pay claims made within the broader scope of the scheme guidance as set out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) (as detailed ay Annex B) be delegated to the Head of Customer & Exchequer Services.

Reason:     To provide financial support to the city’s most financially vulnerable residents through the winter 21/22 during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.





5.               Corporate Procurement Strategy and Social Value Strategy


Resolved: That;

a)   The updated Procurement Strategy attached at annex 1 be noted and approved.


b)   The updated Social Value Policy attached at annex 2 be noted and approved.


Reason:     To ensure procurement is based on sound principles and continues to deliver value for money outcomes, as well as ensuring the procurement process is robust and effective.