Decision - Household Support Fund

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Household Support Fund

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources (Recovery) Sub-Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The government has given £2.1m new funding to Brighton and Hove City Council in the form of the Household Support Fund. This report contains recommendations for allocating the fund.


RESOLVED: That the Sub-Committee


(i)             Approved the allocation of funding as outlined in the table at 3.8 of the report;


(ii)             For the reasons outlined at para 3.23, the committee delegates necessary adjustments to the approved allocations to the Chief Finance Officer following consultation with the Chair of Policy & Resources Committee and Opposition Spokespersons, provided any adjustment is complaint with the council’s rules for virement as defined under Financial Regulations;


(iii)           Noted the Urgency Decision taken under officer delegations by the Chief Finance Officer and approved by the Chair of Policy & Resources Committee on 22 October 20221 regarding the allocation of funding from the Household Support Fund to provide vouchers for free school meals over the October Half-Term holiday period (see Appendix 4);


(iv)          Approved the proposed re-allocation of duplicate Contain Outbreak Management Funding (COMF) of £0.190m to homeless prevention by re-allocating funding to top up the Discretionary Housing Payments budget as set out in paragraph 3.13 of the report;


(v)           In order to ensure better decision and transparency about the delegated management of these funds - the committee receives a briefing that sets out consolidated details of funds available from:

·       the Household Support Fund;

·       COMF;

·       any unfunded costs referred to in this report and the report on Food (Item 18);

·       proposed spend in this and future financial years, and

the allocations criteria.


Report author: Paul Ross-Dale

Publication date: 04/11/2021

Date of decision: 04/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 04/11/2021 - Policy & Resources (Recovery) Sub-Committee

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