Interim Financial Inclusion/Welfare Benefits Update Report
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
This paper will update the Executive Members on:
· financial inclusion (FI) activity during 2021/22 to date including delivery of FI grant schemes;
· for these periods an update on benefits statistics and performance as administered by the council including the York Financial Assistance Scheme, and additional covid emergency funding provided by the council;
· any ongoing impact of welfare benefits changes in York, including Universal Credit and importantly the support available for residents in dealing with this and Covid-19 challenges;
· any other necessary recommendations and decisions around Financial Inclusion funding.
The Executive Member in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods will be asked to note the contents of the report and approve any decisions in relation to financial inclusion funding, if required.
Resolved: That the report and the progress made in supporting residents who are financially vulnerable be noted.
Reason: To ensure councillors, residents and stakeholder groups are aware of the ongoing financial inclusion activity across the city and use of associated funding including covid-19 support.
Report author: Pauline Stuchfield
Publication date: 13/12/2021
Date of decision: 13/12/2021
Decided at meeting: 13/12/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Major Projects
Effective from: 16/12/2021