Decision details

Responding to the Cost of Living Crisis

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider options for support to the most economically  vulnerable to increases in the cost of living this winter.



The following amendments were agreed:


In Table 2 on Page 11 of Addenda 2, delete “up to £50,000 per district / city authority” and replace with “up to a maximum of £380,000”.


Recommendation d) was replaced with the text below




a)                  Note the arrangements already in place to support residents in the cost of living crises, noted from paragraph 31;


b)                  Agree to the proposals for additional support for residents set out in Table 2 as amended;


c)                  Agree to the funding arrangements included in Table 2 as amended to bring forward the use of £200,000 from the COVID reserve originally agreed to be used for emergency welfare spending in 2025/26 to 2022/23;


d)                  Agree to contribute up to a maximum of £380,000 in matched funds to support Council Tax Hardship schemes in 2022/23, as described in paragraph 45, equitably dispersed between the City and District Councils.


e)                  Note the additional support being put in place for staff in Annex 1.


Report author: Robin Rogers

Publication date: 21/09/2022

Date of decision: 20/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/09/2022

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