Decision details

Cost of Living Projects

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the next phase of the council's support for the cost of living crisis


Summary of Decision


It is recommended that the Leader of the Council agrees: 

1.     That the council funds the proposed projects, amounting to £1m to address the cost-of-living crisis summarised in Section 5 and detailed in Appendix C.

2.     That within this £1m budget authority is delegated to theExecutive Director of Finance Resources, in agreement with the relevant Cabinet Members, to manage the individual allocations, and agree how the contingency is spent.   


Reasons for Decision   


While there have been national interventions to address the cost-of-living crisis and funding to councils to help households, modelling, and intelligence in Section 4, shows that rising living costs outstrip this package of support, making further interventions necessary to help households most at risk.  


Some flexibility on the individual allocations is recommended as some discussions with third sector partners are still underway and as some of the budget has been set aside as contingency to deal with urgent needs.  


Publication date: 30/11/2022

Date of decision: 30/11/2022

Effective from: 08/12/2022

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