Decision details

Mortgage Rescue Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Members’ endorsement was sought for Wirral to become part of the Government’s fast track approach to providing Mortgage Rescue to vulnerable households.  In terms of the criterion set out by the Government it was noted that there had been one eligible application to date.

With the permission of the Vice-Chair, the Leader of the Conservative Group addressed the Cabinet and queried whether the restrictive criteria meant that this was the best scheme for Wirral.  The Director of Regeneration indicated that the Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety had lobbied for more funding from a number of sources.


Resolved: - That the proposal that Wirral assists appropriate vulnerable households through participating in the Government’s Mortgage Rescue Package be endorsed.

Publication date: 11/02/2009

Date of decision: 05/02/2009

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/02/2009

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