Issue - decisions

Council Tax: 13A Hardship payments for 2020/21

28/05/2020 - Council Tax: 13A Hardship payments for 2020/21 (Emergency decision)

That the Chief Executive, using Emergency Delegated Powers:


(i)        Agrees to the amendment of the Council’s s12A(1)(c) policy to allow implementation of the £150 payment as set out in the Government Guidance.

(ii)       Agrees that the Director of Finance and Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services, in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, implement the payments, by way of system adjustment.

(iii)      Note that a further report will be presented to Cabinet to expand on the use of section 13A(1)(c) and other mechanisms to provide financial relief using the government funding provided to residents affected by the Covid-19 pandemic during 2020/21 from any surplus funds from the grant.