Decision details

Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(1)    In the exercise of his urgency powers, the Leader agrees to:


a)     Give delegated authority to the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) in consultation with the Executive Member for Resources to determine a process for assessment of claims for discretionary £500 Test and Trace support payments to eligible residents self-isolating and on low income.


In line with the Government announcements and guidance, this decision will take immediate effect and will allow officers to deal with any claims for £500 Test and Trace Support Payment where a resident qualifies under the Council’s discretionary scheme.


(2)    The Leader further agrees that delegated authority is given to the Chief Executive and S151 Officer in consultation with the Leader and Executive Member for Resources to make future changes to this scheme in line with Government announcements arising from the coronavirus pandemic. This will enable any further urgent changes to scheme to be promptly addressed.


(Note: This decision was taken by Executive Member Decision Notice).


Date this decision was taken – 8 October 2020

Date of publication of the decision – 9 October 2020

Publication date: 16/10/2020

Date of decision: 14/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Cabinet