Issue details

Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme

The purpose of this report is:

 

1)    To seek approval to implement the Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme (main award) in accordance with the latest Government guidance;

 

2)    To seek approval to implement the Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme in accordance with the Gedling Borough Council Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Policy at Appendix 2;

 

3)    To establish by virement a Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment  budget of £24,000 to be funded by Government Grant;

 

4)    To establish by virement a Test and Trace Support Administration budget of £26,000 to be funded by Government Grant;

 

5)    To delegate to the Director responsible for Revenues and Welfare Support Services the authority to determine applications for Test and Trace Support Payments, including discretionary payments, in accordance with the schemes outlined this report.

 

6)    To delegate to the Director responsible for Revenues and Welfare Support the authority to nominate and authorise the list of officers that will undertake the required eligibility checks necessary to process applications to comply with data sharing agreement requirements.

 

7)    To delegate to the Director responsible for Revenues Services and Welfare Support Services, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Resources and Reputation the authority to amend the Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Policy as necessary, if the Government makes any alteration to its guidance to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/10/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The decision is time critical in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Decision due: 9 Oct 2020 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Leader of the Council

Lead director: Assistant Director - Finance

Contact: Alison Ball, Service Manager Finance Email: alison.ball@gedling.gov.uk.

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