Referral from Cabinet - 9/12/14
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
At its meeting on 9 December, 2014, the Cabinet considered a report by the Chief Executive and Councillor Phil Davies on the Council Budget Consultation Findings. As part of its resolution, the Cabinet made a recommendation to Council which the Cabinet was asked to consider. (Minute No. 106 refers)
The Cabinet had resolved:
At its meeting on 14 April, 2014, the Transformation and Resources Policy and Performance Committee considered a report by the Head of Business Processes on the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme 2014/15 and Future Support Options. As part of its resolution, the Committee made a recommendation to Cabinet which the Cabinet was asked to consider. (Minute No. 36 refers)
The Committee had resolved:
(1) That this Committee sets up a Task and Finish Group to examine future options for the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme as a potential piece of work in the new municipal year recognising that the timing of this is critical.
(2) That this Committee recommends to Cabinet the establishment of a reserve to include the unspent grant funding so the Authority could review spending on welfare assistance and that it would be disheartened to see this unspent funding subsumed into general reserves rather than go towards extending the lifetime of the LWA scheme.
(3) That the Chief Executive be asked to write to the appropriate Government Minister and request that the Government rethink its position on this grant funding for 2015/16 and beyond.’
That the Cabinet recommendations as set out above be noted.
Publication date: 12/02/2015
Date of decision: 10/02/2015
Decided at meeting: 10/02/2015 - Cabinet