Annual Report on Financial Inclusion and Welfare Benefits Activities 2018/19
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
This paper will update Executive on:
• financial inclusion (FI) activity during 2018/19 including delivery of FI grant schemes
• an update on benefits statistics and performance as administered by the council including the York Financial Assistance Scheme
• any ongoing impact of recent and imminent welfare benefits changes in York, including Universal Credit, and importantly the support available for residents in dealing with these challenges.
• Action planned to implement the agreed recommendations from the Financial Inclusion Scrutiny Review
The Executive will be asked to note the report and approve the actions to deliver the agreed recommendations from the Financial Inclusion Scrutiny Review.
Resolved: (i) That the report be noted.
Reason: To ensure that councillors, residents and groups are aware of financial activity and the use of associated funding and are updated on welfare benefits changes and their impacts.
(ii) That the actions to deliver the agreed recommendations from the Financial Inclusion Scrutiny Review as set out in Annex 3, be approved,
Reason: To ensure that the agreed scrutiny actions are implemented.
Report author: Pauline Stuchfield
Publication date: 19/07/2019
Date of decision: 18/07/2019
Decided at meeting: 18/07/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 23/07/2019