Decision details

Additional Restrictions Grant: Amendment Three

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Customer and Digital Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To amend the existing scheme so that:
i. Applications for version two “Back to Business” are processed and any required top-up paid by 31 March 2022.
ii. Existing recipients to receive top-up payments to further support their business.
iii. Wider business support will be provided through support schemes and support costs

Decision:

That the Strategic Director Customer and Digital Services and Director of Finance, in consultation with the Lead Member for Resources:

 

i)             Agrees to amend the existing Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) policy so that, in the final phase up when final payments are made in March 2022:

 

a.    Applications for version two, “Back to Business”, are processed and any required top-up paid by 31 March 2022.

 

b.    Existing recipients receive top-up payments to further support their business.

 

c.    Wider business support will be provided through support schemes, and support costs to be funded as set out in the report.

 

ii)            Approves the policy as set out in Appendix 3.

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.

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

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Delegated authority

Parties Consulted: Lead member for resources

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

Publication date: 17/11/2021

Date of decision: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

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