Decision details

Household Support Fund

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Customer and Digital Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To note the Government announcement regarding the Household Support Fund (HSF) and to agree proposals for the allocation and distribution of the HSF.

Decision:

(1)     To note that Brent’s indicative allocation for the Household Support Fund (HSF) is £2,781,222.28.

 

(2)     To approve the proposed approach for allocating and distributing the HSF as set out in paragraphs 3.10 to 3.21 of the accompanying report.

 

(3)     To approve the proposed approach whereby the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services in consultation with the Deputy Leader of the Council will establish such detailed criteria as may be necessary to enable appropriate allocation of funding in accordance with (2) above and thereafter amend the eligibility criteria during the life time of this scheme if necessary for the reasons detailed in paragraph 3.22 of the accompanying report.

Reasons for the decision:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Alternative options considered:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Officer Scheme of Delegation - Part 3 Constitution

Parties Consulted: Deputy Leader & Lead Member for Housing & Welfare Reform.

Contact: Thomas Cattermole, Head of Member Services Email: thomas.cattermole@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 5446.

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 19/10/2021

Date of decision: 18/10/2021

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