Decision details

Cost of living support

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set out the Council's wider plans to tackle the cost of living crisis


It is recommended that Cabinet:


·       Notes the decision taken by the Leader of the Council on 30 November.

·       2022 to invest a further £1m of council resources to support at least. 3,350 of the most vulnerable households over the Winter.

·       Notes the worsening economic outlook for 2023/24.

·       Agrees to a further investment of £1m for 2023/24 to support households hardest hit by the cost-of-living crises, bringing the total package of support available across the city to £10m.

·       Delegates to the Executive Director of Innovation and Change and Executive Director of Finance & Resources authority to agree in consultation with the Leader of the Council the scope of future projects based on need, value for money and evidence of what works.

Report author: Ezra Wallace

Publication date: 13/12/2022

Date of decision: 12/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 12/12/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/12/2022

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