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