Issue details

Connect Westminster (Residents)

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant impact on 2 wards or more;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/02/2021

Decision due: 8 Mar 2021 by Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

The report is regarding a residential voucher scheme to cover the costs of getting residents connected up to £500. The voucher will be paid directly to providers upon providing evidence to us of resident connection. For each target area we will encourage providers to create connectivity for whole areas, creating value for money as connectivity will be created for more residents than we cover with the voucher scheme funding. We would like to make members aware of the scheme and the proposed spending, and seek approval of our methodology of targeting the approach towards residents in the least connected areas as well as those with the most deprivation, including conducting an open market review.

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Lead director: Director of Regeneration and Economic Development

Contact: David Wilkins, Business & Enterprise Programme Manager Email: dwilkins@westminster.gov.uk Email: dwilkins@westminster.gov.uk.