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Decision details

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

Accompanying Documents:


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