Decision details

COVID Winter Grant Scheme: Fuel Support Payments

Reference: D52631

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Approval is required for an initiative which will distribute £800,000 of the Winter Grant Scheme funding received from Government to low income families and individuals in Leeds.  The principle behind the grant will be to assist with fuel costs during the winter months and the funding will allocated to working-age Council Tax Support recipients.

Decision:

The Director of Communities & Environment approved the use of the Post Office Payout scheme to provide extra support to working-age Council Tax Support (CTS) recipients in Leeds. The total cost is estimated to be £807,605.

 

The Director of Communities & Environment agreed to waive call in for this decision, as any delay in implementing the decision will mean a delay in getting support to vulnerable households in Leeds.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

If the decision has not been published in the List of Forthcoming Key Decisions for at least 28 clear days, the reason why it would be impracticable to delay the decision:: Any delay in implementing the decision will mean a delay in getting support to vulnerable households in Leeds.

If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: Any delay in implementing the decision will mean a delay in getting support to vulnerable households in Leeds.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation at Director and Executive Member level

Consultees

Director of Communities & Environment and Executive Member for Communities

Contact: David Fryer, Team Leader 0113 3788395 Email: David.Fryer@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 05/01/2021

Date of decision: 13/01/2021

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