Decision details

Household Support Fund (April 2023 – March 2024)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval for the Household Support Fund Policy April 2023 – March 2024 and change of budget to reflect this funding. To seek approval to accept and spend the extended allocation of the DWP Household Support Fund as outlined in Household Support Fund Policy April 2023– March 2024. To seek approval to procure and award a contract to deliver the corporate wide supermarket food voucher contract.

Decision:

That Cabinet:

1.      Noted the Officer Executive Decision (OED) taken in March 2023 to spend £340k of the Household Support Fund in respect of Free School Meals food vouchers for May 2023 school holidays.

2.      Approved the Household Support Fund Policy April 2023 – March 2024 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 £7.7m of the extended allocation of the DWP Household Support Fund as outlined in Household Support Fund Policy April 2023– March 2024.

4.      Approved the procurement of a contract/s to deliver the corporate wide supermarket food voucher contract.

5.      Authorised the Director of Finance in consultation with the Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance, Property and Culture, to take all the steps necessary to procure and award contracts up to the value of £10m from May 2023 to December 2025

Report author: Denise Murray

Publication date: 02/05/2023

Date of decision: 02/05/2023

Decided at meeting: 02/05/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/05/2023

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