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Decision details

Household Support Fund

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

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Purpose of Report: To approve the councils discretionary scheme for providing financial support to vulnerable families across the city with food and utility bills within the scope of the Governments funding rules.

The Executive Member for Finance and Performance in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods will be asked to approve the HSF scheme.

Decision:

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.

 

Report author: David Walker

Publication date: 08/11/2021

Date of decision: 08/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 08/11/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Major Projects

Effective from: 11/11/2021

Accompanying Documents:

 

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