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Issue details

Annual report on financial inclusion and welfare benefits activities (2021/22)

Purpose of Report: This paper will update the Executive Member on:

• Financial inclusion (FI) activity during 2021/22 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 and cost of living importantly the support available for residents in dealing with these challenges

Decision due date for Executive Member for Finance and Performance changed from 12/09/2022 to 10/10/2022.  Reason: City of York Council has now postponed all public meetings scheduled to take place during the national period of mourning for the demise of Her Majesty The Queen.

Decision due date for Executive Member for Finance and Performance changed from 10/10/2022 to 17/10/2022.  Reason: Due to an error in posting the list of upcoming meetings on the Council’s noticeboard, the advance public notice requirements for this meeting have not been met.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/08/2022

Decision due: 17/10/22 by Executive Member for Finance and Performance

Lead member: Executive Member for Finance and Performance

Lead director: Director of Customer & Communities

Department: Directorate of Customer & Communities

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

Consultation process

Includes the work of Financial Inclusion Steering Group

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Please note this must have been fully completed by the time the final paper is submitted for the relevant Executive / Executive Member Decision Session meeting

Agenda items


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