Tier 2 Local Restrictions Business Grant Scheme
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance, Executive Member for Finance and Performance
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To consider the tier 2 business grant scheme.
The Executive Member is asked to approve the proposed method of delivering the tier 2 business grant scheme.
To ensure the council can respond quickly to implementing the Tier 2 business grants scheme after expected government guidance is received in order to ensure funding is delivered as soon as possible to those businesses in York that need it, this item was unable to be added to the forward plan 28 days prior to a decision being made.
a) That approval be given to the distribution of the Tier 2 local restrictions grant in line with the Government principles set out at Annex A of the report.
b) That approval be given to the distribution of the Lockdown business grants in line with the Government principles set out in Annex A of the report.
c) That approval be given to the distribution of the Sector grants in line with the Government principles set out in Annex A of the report.
d) That a further report to be brought back to the next available decision session of the Executive Member for Finance & Performance, to approve a scheme for the discretionary funding provided as part of the Government Lockdown (in consultation with the Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning).
e) That delegation for any future changes resulting from Government guidance in relation to this scheme be given to the Chief Finance Officer (s151) in consultation with the Executive Member Finance and Performance/Executive Member Economy & Strategic Planning, and approval process outlined at paragraph 17 of the report.
Reason: To provide urgent financial support to the city’s Hospitality and Leisure businesses who are most effected by the Tier 2 restrictions.
Report author: David Walker
Publication date: 05/11/2020
Date of decision: 05/11/2020
Decided at meeting: 05/11/2020 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance
Effective from: 10/11/2020