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Decision details

Energy Grants, Covid Additional Relief Fund and Household Support Fund

Decision Maker: Mayor and Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Having considered an open officer report, and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Finance and Strategy, Councillor Amanda De Ryk, Mayor and

Cabinet agreed that:


(1) the contents of the report including the administration and delivery of the

current Council Tax Energy Grant Scheme (CTEGS) and Household Fund

scheme and the recently announced extension to the Household Fund to

cover support up until March 2023, be approved


.(2) the actions taken by officers in relation to the first tranche of the

Household Fund be noted as officers acted under instruction from

Government to urgently distribute funding to our financially vulnerable

residents, ensuring payments were made promptly;


(3) the recommendations in the proposed Covid Additional Relief Fund

(section 4.6) be approved;


(4) the proposal to use £412k of the CTEGS to award support to children

being funding from the Household Fund be approved;


(5) in accordance with Government guidance and that the Council Tax

Reduction Scheme be amended to disregard income from the CTEGS when

determining awards of council tax reduction; and


(6) the Executive Director for Corporate Resources in consultation with the

Cabinet Member for Finance and Strategy be authorised to finalise the

implementation and distribution of the extended Household Fund.


Publication date: 16/06/2022

Date of decision: 15/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Mayor and Cabinet

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