Anglia Revenues and Benefits Partnership
Meeting: 12/05/2009 - Cabinet (Item 50)
Report of the meeting of the Joint Committee held on 5 March 2009.
The options available were:
1) not to request the extra funding available from DWP and not to employ extra benefit officers; or
2) to request the extra funding available as an additional subsidy to be used for temporary employment of agency staff within the Housing Benefits team.
The reason for the recommendation was to enable the ARP to continue to provide a Benefits service at the current level of performance whilst experiencing increasing workload.
1) the release of the grant funding to the Partnership be approved; and
2) the funding received by East Cambridgeshire and Forest heath be paid into the Partnership budgets held by Breckland Council and allocated accordingly to the Partner Authorities.