Decision details

Decision Maker: Housing & Planning Portfolio Holder

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To make minor alterations to the Financial Assistance Policy for Private Sector Housing
•Local Council Tax Reduction (CTR) be added as a qualifying benefit for means testing for grant purposes;
•The Discretionary Emergency Repairs Grant to be titled Discretionary Essential Repairs Grant; and
•The local land charge registration process for the Discretionary Stairlift Grant be altered and aligned with that used for the Disabled Facilities Grant.

Reasons for the decision:

To make minor amendments to improve the mandatory and discretionary grant offerings to residents of the district, particularly allowing for a simplification of the means testing procedure for those in receipt of Council Tax Reduction.

Alternative options considered:

Full policy review – this will be undertaken later this year in line with new guidance documents expected from ECC.

Publication date: 04/06/2024

Date of decision: 03/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

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