Decision details

Reallocation of Clean Air Funding (CAF) to provide financial support to sectors affected by the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) proposals

Reference: D52718

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval from the Director of Resources and Housing on the reallocation of unspent Clean Air Funding (£5.57m), specifically, to note the extension of existing grant packages and the creation of a new financial support scheme (free licensing) for the Taxi and Private Hire sector.  This approval is sought to ensure compliance with the Council’s constitution with regard to repurposing these Government allocated funds.

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing:

  • Approved repurposing of £1.8m from the discontinued loan scheme to free licensing grant scheme and also note the SLA that is in place between services to govern management of the scheme.
  • Noted that £1.92m has been allocated to continue taxi and private hire transitional grants, with the widening of the scheme to Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) and payment uplift to support licensing costs.
  • Noted the large vehicle scheme retains £1.22m capital for the processing of the remaining applications. 

·  Noted that £0.627m is retained for miscellaneous administration costs (ongoing communications, operational management and associated costs of discharging funds and managing risk).

·  Noted that any unspent funding from the £5.57m is to be returned to Central Government.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Claire Dalton Nobbs 0113 535 0005 Email: Claire.Nobbs@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 05/02/2021

Date of decision: 15/02/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

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