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Issue details

Annual report on financial inclusion and welfare benefits activities

Purpose of Report: To update the Executive Member on:

• financial inclusion (FI) activity during 2020/21 including delivery of FI grant schemes
• an update on benefits statistics and performance as administered by the council including the York Financial Assistance Scheme
• any ongoing impact of the covid-19 pandemic importantly the support available for residents in dealing with these challenges.

The Executive Member will be asked to noted the report.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/06/2021

Decision due: 12/07/21 by Executive Member for Finance and Performance

Lead member: Executive Member for Finance and Performance

Lead director: Chief Operating Officer

Department: Directorate of Customer & Communities

Contact: John Madden, Benefits Assessments Manager, Resources - Financial Services Group  john.madden@york.gov.uk, David Walker  david.walker@york.gov.uk Tel: 01904 551706 email:  john.madden@york.gov.uk  David.walker@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Feedback from Financial Inclusion Steering Group and Advice York partners will be sought on up to date city wide data.

Cllr Nigel Ayre Executive Portfolio Holder for Performance and Finance, in consultation with Cllr Denise Craghill Portfolio Holder for Housing & Safer Neighbourhoods

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: No


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