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Decision details

Household Support Fund April 22 – September 22

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 scheme for the new Household Support Fund announced in the Spring Statement.

The Executive Member will be asked to approve the new scheme in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods.

Decision:

Resolved: That subject to the approval be given to:

a)   the council’s HSF scheme (as detailed at Annex A of the report); including the addition of Council Tax Support Customers in receipt of the High Rate Disability Living Allowance [as well as those Council Tax Support Customers in receipt of the High Rate Personal Independence Payment] for Route A – Direct Payment

b)   allocation of £50k in funding to food vouchers (as detailed at paragraph 9 and Annex A of the report);  

c)   the delegation of 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 at Annex B of the report) to the Head of Customer & Exchequer Services.

      

Reason:     To provide financial support to the city’s most financially vulnerable residents through the April – September 2022 arising from the ongoing cost of living increases.

 

Report author: David Walker

Publication date: 09/05/2022

Date of decision: 09/05/2022

Decided at meeting: 09/05/2022 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Major Projects

Effective from: 12/05/2022

Accompanying Documents:

 

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