Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval to spend the Council’s
allocation of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Household
1. Noted the Officer Executive Decision (OED) taken on 21st September to spend £331k of the Household Support Fund in respect of Free School Meals food vouchers for October 2022 school holidays.
2. Approved the Household Support Fund Policy October 2022 – March 2023 and change of budget to reflect this funding.
3. Authorised the Director Finance in consultation with the Cabinet Member and Deputy Mayor; City Economy Finance and Performance to take all steps required to accept and spend (including procuring and awarding contracts over £500k) the remaining £3.7m of the extended allocation of the DWP Household Support Fund as outlined in Household Support Fund Policy October 2022 – March 2023.
Report author: Graham Clapp
Publication date: 01/11/2022
Date of decision: 01/11/2022
Decided at meeting: 01/11/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 09/11/2022