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Status:
Implemented
Decision Maker
Director of Finance
Title:
Support for Energy Bills 2022/23 – Energy Rebate Discretionary Fund
Is a Key Decision:
Yes
Purpose
To administer a government allocated Discretionary Fund to provide some relief to liable Council Taxpayers in relation to increasing energy bills  
Due Date
Fri 29 Apr 2022
Directorate
Finance
Include Item on Forward Plan:
Yes
Decision Type:
Officer
Decision Maker:
Damon Cook
Decision Outcome
  1. In consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, approved the Energy Rebate Discretionary Scheme as set out in paragraph 6.2 of this report, which includes the arrangements for residents who live in a dwelling in Council Tax bands E, F, G and H.
  2. Agreed to implement and administer the discretionary funding received from the Government for local authorities to support households who are in need but are not eligible for the Council Tax Rebate, known as the Discretionary Fund, as described in paragraphs 5.1 to 5.15 of the report.
  3. Noted the restrictions of the Energy Rebate Discretionary Scheme regarding payments and unspent funding that are set out in paragraph 5.3 of this report.
  4. In consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources to make changes that may be required to the Discretionary Scheme following any review during April 2022 – November 2022.
  5. Noted that the Government has recognised the implementation of the scheme will place an additional burden on local authorities. Following its New Burdens doctrine, the Government will assess the expected reasonable additional costs associated with the implementation of the scheme.

Additional Information

D15 - General Exception
Due to the ongoing economic difficulties being experienced by many local residents and the expectation upon the Council to award the Council Tax Rebate and Discretionary Fund from April
D16 - Special Urgency

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Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
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25/03/2022 12:22:03Toyin ShobowaleBusiness Item Created 
25/03/2022 12:22:12Toyin ShobowaleStatus ChangedDecision Scheduled [1]
25/03/2022 12:22:54Toyin ShobowaleWard AddedAll
25/03/2022 12:23:34Toyin ShobowaleContacts Edited 
25/03/2022 12:30:02Toyin ShobowaleGeneral Details Edited 
06/04/2022 10:54:20Daniel WilkinsonGeneral Details Edited 
06/04/2022 11:00:03Daniel WilkinsonGeneral Details Edited 
06/04/2022 11:01:17Daniel WilkinsonReport AddedDocument ID 43136: Support for Energy Bills 202223 – Energy Rebate Discretionary Fund
06/04/2022 11:01:46Daniel WilkinsonReport AddedDocument ID 43137: Support for Energy Bills 202223 – Energy Rebate Discretionary Fund
29/04/2022 16:33:04Daniel WilkinsonStatus ChangedImplemented [7]

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