Decision details

Energy Efficiency Measures For Homes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to enter into a grant agreement to accept and spend Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) funding to deliver energy efficiency and renewable measures to low-income private households with poor energy efficiency ratings.

To seek approval to bid for, accept and spend, any additional funding or extensions offered on the Home Upgrade Grant up to end 2025.

Decision:

That Cabinet:

1.      Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Climate, Ecology, Energy and Waste and the s151 Officer, to (if successful), enter into a grant agreement to accept and spend £11,393,650 Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) awarded by central government to Bristol City Council and its partners to deliver energy efficiency and renewable measures to low-income private households with poor energy efficiency ratings.

2.      Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Climate, Ecology, Energy and Waste and the s151 Officer, to bid for, enter into a grant agreement to accept, and spend any additional funding or extensions offered on the Home Upgrade Grant up to end 2025, provided that the grant conditions remain materially the same and it is 100% grant funded.

3.      Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Climate, Ecology, Energy and Waste to procure and award the contract(s) (which may be over £500k) necessary for the implementation of Home Upgrade Grant, in line with the procurement routes and maximum budget envelopes outlined in this report, noting the associated Legal commentaries.

4.      Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration to invoke any subsequent extensions/variations specifically defined in the contract(s) being awarded, up to the maximum budget envelope outlined in this report in line with the provisions of the grant agreement.

Report author: Helen Reed

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/02/2023

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