Notice of a public meeting of

Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance, Performance, Major Projects and Equalities



Councillors Lomas



Monday, 10 July 2023



10.00 am



The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039)





Notice to Members – Post Decision Calling In:


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in any item* on this agenda, notice must be given to Democratic Services by 4:00pm on Wednesday 12 July 2023.


*With the exception of matters that have been the subject of a previous call in, require Full Council approval or are urgent which are not subject to the call-in provisions. Any items that are called in will be considered by the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee.





Written representations in respect of items on this agenda should be submitted to Democratic Services by 5:00pm on Thursday 6 July 2023.




1.          Declarations of Interest 

(Pages 1 - 2)


At this point in the meeting, Members and co-opted members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest, or other registerable interest, they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.


[Please see attached sheet for further guidance for Members].





2.          Minutes 

(Pages 3 - 6)


To approve and sign the minutes of the Finance and Major Projects Executive Member Decision Session held on 24 March 2023.




3.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the Executive Member.


Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Thursday 6 July 2023.


To register to speak please visit to fill in an online registration form.  If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic Services.  Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.


Webcasting of Public Meetings


Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be webcast, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The meeting can be viewed live and on demand at




4.          Financial Inclusion/Welfare Benefits Outturn 2022/23 and progress 2023/24 

(Pages 7 - 44)


This report provides the Executive Member for Finance, Performance, Major Projects and Equalities in consultation with the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education with the Financial Inclusion/Welfare Benefits outturn report 2022/23 and an update on the first quarter of 2023/24. This includes the financial support available to residents dealing with the challenges of the increased cost living impacts in 2022/23 and moving into 2023/24, an update on benefits statistics and performance administered by the council including the York Financial Assistance Scheme (YFAS), and other financial inclusion (FI) activity during 2022/23 including delivery of financial inclusion grant schemes.




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

(Pages 45 - 58)


This report details applications to list the following properties as Assets of Community Value (ACV), for consideration by the Council:

a)   The Rose and Crown Public House, Main Street, Askham Richard, York. An application has been received from Askham Richard Parish Council.

b)   Vernon House, Vernon Close, Bishopthorpe, York. An application has been received from Bishopthorpe Parish Council.




6.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Executive Member considers

urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




Democracy Officer:

Angela Bielby

01904 551088


For more information about any of the following, please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.




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