Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
North Yorkshire County Council’s
participation in the Afghan Locally Employed Staff Relocation
North Yorkshire County Council will
participate in the Afghan Locally Employed Staff (LES) Relocation
Scheme, as requested by the Home Office.
North Yorkshire County Council will work in partnership - subject to a partnership agreement being put in place and utilising existing governance arrangements in place for the refugee resettlement programme - with Hambleton District Council, Harrogate Borough Council and Selby District Council, and with Richmondshire District Council in the event that Hambleton District Council or Harrogate Borough Council or Selby District Council are not able to find sufficient numbers of property by 31 July 2021 - to accommodate a minimum of 30 people under the Afghan LES Relocation Scheme.
Delegated approval is given to the Corporate Director – Strategic Resources is to accept the Grant Agreement on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council after consultation with the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services).
The UK Government is asking for local
authority support and assistance to fulfil a moral obligation to
support those who have served the UK in circumstances where they
have risked their own lives and where their lives are now at even
greater risk of being lost because of reprisal attacks by armed
insurgents in Afghanistan.
Not to participate in the scheme
Publication date: 10/06/2021
Date of decision: 10/06/2021