Issue details

Extended Support to Businesses as a Result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus - Additional Restriction Grant (open)

With the approval of the Chairman of Growth, Environment, and Resources Committee, the urgency procedure, special urgency procedure, and waiver of call-in procedure have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish notice of the decision for 28 days, to suspend the requirement to publish the decision for five days, and to subject the decision to a three day call-in period. These procedures have been invoked due to the nature of the scheme, the receipt of final guidance for its delivery, and the importance of it getting to its intended recipients as quickly as possible who are in financial difficulty due to COVID-19.

 

The Cabinet Member:

 

1.    Approved the updates to the Additional Restriction Grant first approved on the 4th December 2020 to allow easier application and processing under the councils discretionary powers;

 

2.    Instructed officers to ensure that the payments are processed in accordance with the agreed schemes for the qualifying properties and rebilling takes place at the earliest opportunity and that any further categories as advised by government to be included within the scheme are also processed at the earliest opportunity;

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/01/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chairman of Growth, Environment, and Resources Committee, the urgency procedure, special urgency procedure, and waiver of call-in procedure have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish notice of the decision for 28 days, to suspend the requirement to publish the decision for five days, and to subject the decision to a three day call-in period. These procedures have been invoked due to the nature of the scheme, the receipt of final guidance for its delivery, and the importance of it getting to its intended recipients as quickly as possible who are in financial difficulty due to COVID-19.

Decision due: 12 Feb 2021 by Cabinet Member for Finance

Department: Resources

Contact: Pete Carpenter - Corporate Director, Resources, 01733 -452520.

Consultation process

Consultation has been undertaken with Cabinet, Group Leaders and the Local Taxation section in drafting this updated scheme.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

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