Financial Inclusion/Welfare Benefits Update Report
This paper will update
Executive members on:
financial inclusion (FI) activity during the financial year 2019/20 including delivery of FI grant schemes;
financial inclusion (FI) activity during 2020/21 to date including delivery of FI grant schemes, focussing particularly on the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and related activities;
for these periods an update on benefits statistics and performance as administered by the council including the York Financial Assistance Scheme, latterly enhanced by additional hardship 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 necessary recommendations and decisions around the annual Financial Inclusion Grants Scheme for 2021/22.
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 the 2021/22 Financial Inclusion Grant Scheme.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Decision Made
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/12/2020
Decision due: 18/01/21 by Executive Member for Finance and Performance
Lead member: Executive Member for Finance and Performance
Lead director: Chief Operating Officer
Department: Directorate of Customer and Corporate Services
N/A as this report is
in the main for information.
Consultees : Feedback from Financial Inclusion Steering Group and Advice York partners will be sought on up to date city wide activity and data.
- 18/01/2021 - Financial Inclusion/Welfare Benefits Update Report
- 18/01/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Finance and Performance Financial Inclusion/Welfare Benefits Update Report 18/01/2021