Decision details

BENEFITS BUDGET, PROVISION AND RESERVE

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Demand projections, grant receivable and use of reserves.

Decisions:

The Director of Finance reported upon the latest position regarding the amounts held in the Housing Benefit provision and reserve and recommended the release of £1.5 million to the General Fund Balance. The report also set out the projected Benefits budget requirements for 2010-11.

 

RESOLVED: That

 

(1)  having regard to the risk involved, the sum of £1.5 million of the Housing Benefit reserve and provision be returned to the General Fund Balance; and

 

(2)  having regard to the significant increase in Housing and Council Tax Benefit claimants and the improvements to maximise Benefits Subsidy, the net increase of £1,170,000 million be included within the Council budget for 2010/11.

Report author: Ian Coleman

Publication date: 09/02/2010

Date of decision: 04/02/2010

Decided at meeting: 04/02/2010 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/02/2010

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