Issue details

RULE 4 and RULE 16 - COVID19 Business Support Grants: Additional Restrictions Grant Policy

The government has announced a further Covid-19 business support funding package to be administered by Local Authorities. The funding is available either at the point the area enters tier 3 local restrictions or on the imposition of national restrictions. National restrictions came into effect on 5th November 2020 triggering the need to implement the business support schemes in all Local Authority areas.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant Financial Impact and Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This decision is to be made under part 4G Rule 4 and Part 4B Rule 16 of the council’s constitution as an urgent decision. This matter is urgent because the council needs to implement the Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme at pace to allow the grant application process to be opened urgently, so that support to businesses impacted by Covid19 and the national restrictions can be provided as quickly as possible.

Decision Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: 13 Nov 2020 by Cabinet Member for Resources

Lead director: Director Finance - Section 151 Officer

Contact: Andy Rothery, Director of Finance & S151 Officer Email: Tel: 01225 477103.

EFP Reference: E3247