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Issue details

Extension of Hardship Fund Support

Purpose of Report: To confirm the position of spend against both the government’s Covid-19 Hardship Funding of £956,904 used to provide each resident in receipt of Council Tax Support with £150 of financial support towards their council tax bill in 2020/21. To consider the continuation of this and other Covid-19 support using additional crisis funds provided by the council to support residents in financial difficulty.


The Executive Member will be asked to approve the continuation of financial support to Covid-19 schemes including the Council Tax Hardship Scheme for the remainder of the 2020/21 Year.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/09/2020

Decision due: 27/10/20 by Executive Member for Finance and Performance

Lead member: Executive Member for Finance and Performance, Councillor Denise Craghill, Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods democratic.services@york.gov.uk

Lead director: Corporate Director of Customer and Corporate Services

Department: Directorate of Customer and Corporate Services

Contact: Pauline Stuchfield, Director of Customer & Communities Email: pauline.stuchfield@york.gov.uk, David Walker Email: david.walker@york.gov.uk Email: pauline.stuchfield@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

This matter has been discussed at the Executive Corporate and Community Recovery Groups.


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