Cost of Living Crisis and the Brent Resident Support Fund
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To note the proposed approach to implementing a Cost of Living framework and approve allocation of an addition £3 million of Council funds for this financial year (2022/23) to the Brent Resident Support Fund, and agree on the new eligibility criteria for the Resident Support Fund.
(1) To note the proposed approach to implementing the Cost of Living Outcome Based Review (OBR) as outlined in section 5 of the report and the emerging Framework as outlined in section 6 of the report.
(2) To approve the allocation of an addition £3 million of Council funds for this financial year (2022/23) to the Resident Support Fund for the reasons outlined in section 4 of the report, and agree to discussions to allocate additional funds in future financial years (2023/24, 2024/25).
(3) To delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Citizen Experience to amend the eligibility criteria for the Brent Resident Support Fund throughout the lifetime of the scheme as required.
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Contact: Thomas Cattermole, Director of Customer Access Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 8937 5446.
Report author: Thomas Cattermole
Publication date: 20/06/2022
Date of decision: 20/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 20/06/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 28/06/2022