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Local Restrictions Support Grant 2020 Update (Key Decision taken under Emergency Decision Making Powers)

To update previous decisions relating to local restrictions in light of release of Regulations (2020 No. 1200) The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England)(No. 4) Regulations 2020, and in particular their impact on support to businesses in Brent.

 

Approval is also being sought to a process and draft policy for enabling support to be provided as quickly as possible in accordance with the guidance and funding provided by government, in particular for the Additional Restrictions Grant.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Signficant expenditure/savings of £500k or more;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/11/2020

Reason for urgency:
It was not possible to povide advance notice of this decision as the requirement placed upon authorities is make payments as soon as possible for the Additional Restrictions Grant following the government order having been published. The relevant regulation approved by parliament being (2020 No.1200) The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England)(No. 4) Regulations 2020.

The decision needs to be taken and implemented with immediate effect in order to provide local businesses severely affected by the pandemic with the necessary funds to support them.

Decision due: 16 Nov 2020 by Chief Executive

Lead member: Deputy Leader, Lead Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning

Lead director: Strategic Director - Customer and Digital Services

Department: Customer and Digital Services

Contact: Peter Cosgrove, Head of Revenues and Debt Email: Peter.Cosgrove@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 2307.

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