Issue details

Business Support Grants funded via Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

To approve the planned use of the Councils allocation from the Additional Restrictions Grant (£30m pot awarded to SCR for entering Tier 3).

 

To approve the details of the Councils discretionary scheme as part of this package of support.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/12/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
It has been agreed by Councillor Steele as Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board that the decision may be taken using “Special Urgency” procedures.

The Government have given the Council money to spend with an expectation and need for it to be spent quickly to help people and businesses in need. The timing of the notification of the money, the issue of the rules and guidance and the need to develop a fair and appropriate scheme to help those in most need mean that a decision needs to be taken as a matter of urgency. As such it is not practicable to give 28 days’ notice of the intention to take the decision.

Due to the urgency of the decision it has been agreed by Councillor Steele as Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board, in consultation with Councillor Cowles, as Leader of the Opposition that the decision be exempt from the Council’s call-in process.

Open/Exempt: Open;

Decision due: December 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Saghir Alam, Cabinet Member - Corporate Services and Finance saghir.alam@rotherham.gov.uk

Lead director: Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

Department: Finance and Customer Services

Contact: Judith Badger, Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services Email: judith.badger@rotherham.gov.uk Tel: 01709 822046.

Consultees

Relevant officers, members and stakeholders.

Agenda items

Documents

  • Report