Decision details

Anglia Revenues and Benefits Partnership - Local Housing Allowance (LHA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) - Funding Update (Minute No. 07/09)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The report explained that, following the closure of the Employment Support Allowance (ESA) project, there was a surplus of funding remaining in the budget amounting to £28,365.

Decision:

RESOLVED that a supplementary budget, to be funded from the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP), as outlined in the report, be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

The reasons for the recommendation were to provide an update on the project and to extend the key post as it had proved invaluable in terms of maximising income received on behalf of the three partner authorities.  As the post holder had been seconded into this role, the post (Council Tax Officer), had also been backfilled on a fixed-term contract.

Alternative options considered:

The options available were to:

 

1)           note the report and approve the extension of this key post; or

 

2)           reject the report and repay the surplus to the DWP.

Publication date: 14/05/2009

Date of decision: 12/05/2009

Decided at meeting: 12/05/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/05/2009