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 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.
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
- Household Support Fund April - September 2022 - PDF 566 KB View as HTML (1) 62 KB
- Annex A - Household Support Fund Scheme April 22 PDF 604 KB View as HTML (2) 98 KB
- Annex B - DRAFT Guidance - Household Support Fund April-Sept 2022 PDF 546 KB View as HTML (3) 151 KB
- Annex C - EIA PDF 635 KB View as HTML (4) 91 KB