Decision details

Housing Benefit Provision, Reserve and Budget

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Members were updated on the latest position regarding the amounts held in the Housing Benefit provision and reserve and the Director of Finance recommended the release of £3.3 million to the General Fund Balance.  His report also recommended changes to the Benefits budget.


Resolved: - That


(1)  having regard to risk involved, the sum of £2.3 million of the Housing Benefit provision and £1.0 million of the reserve be returned to the General Fund Balance;


(2)  the Housing Benefit Subsidy be increased by £400,000 to reflect the reduced withdrawal of Subsidy by the DWP; and


(3)  the net budget be increased by £700,000 to reflect the increased number of claimants.


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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