Decision Maker: Director of Resources
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To enter into a grant agreement with the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy for the delivery of a help to heat scheme; to accept grant funding to deliver this scheme and inject into the capital programme; to extend existing contracts and to undertake a procurement exercise for a new contractor to deliver works to homes under the scheme; and to undertake a recruitment exercise to appoint staff to deliver the scheme.
The Director of Resources gave authority to:
a) Enter into a grant
agreement with the Department for Energy Security and Net
b) Receive up to £15.5m of grant funding and inject the full value of the grant funding into the capital programme and provide authority to spend
c) Provide authority to extend existing Housing Leeds contracts where appropriate to allow leaseholder or right to buy properties to be retrofitted using Help to Heat funding
d) Provide authority to procure to secure a contractor via the new WYCA Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction Framework once available
e)Note that the grant provides funding for staff resources and, subject to consultation with the Unions, agree to add up to 4 fixed term posts to the structure to support delivery of the Help to Heat project and provide authority to recruit these posts.
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:: This decision is made under the general exception provision due to the time sensitive nature of the grant offer. To adhere to the usual decision making protocol would delay receipt of the funding which would be deterimental to the Council.
If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: The decision is exempt from call-in due to the time sensitive nature of the grant offer. To adhere to the usual decisionn making protocol would delay receipt of the funding which would be deterimental to the Council.
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate
Contact: Tom Cowen 0113 378 8795 Email: Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 10/03/2023
Date of decision: 17/03/2023