Forward plan

Urgent Decsion for May 2023  (01/05/2023 to 31/05/2023)

Plan items
No. Item


Household Support Fund Grant Extension - 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture, Tourism and Climate Change

Decision:   10 May 2023

Lead officer:  Ellen Langton, Lois Race

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/04/2023

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The Council is unable to publish details of the key decision 28 clear days in advance because draft notification of Derbyshire’s allocation of the funds and clarifying guidance relating to the HSF grant extension was received from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in early March 2023 The Council is required to provide an indicative delivery plan to the DWP by 17 May 2023 indicating how it will distribute the grant. Therefore, it has not been possible for the normal decision-making protocols via Cabinet to take place and an Urgent Decision is requested to be made by the Leader of the Council to: a) Enable the authority to distribute the grant to households within the grant period, b) Avoid an underspend and alleviate hardship for households. It is important that the distribution plans covered in this report commence as soon as possible and seeking a decision via Cabinet would delay this for a number of weeks and would put households in Derbyshire at a disadvantage.

Anticipated restriction: Open  -