Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
After consideration of a report of the
Corporate Director Children and Young People’s Service
regarding proposals to approve changes to living allowance payments
for eligible children under the Leaving Care Act 2000, and after
consultation with Executive Members, the Chief Executive Officer
agreed the proposed increased amounts for implementation with
effect from week commencing 6 April 2020.
*PLEASE NOTE This decision was originally
published on or near the date of the decision and so call in no
longer applies. It has been re-published as part of the change in
committee management system that we use.*
Decision taken by Richard Flinton, Chief Executive Officer, under his emergency delegated powers and in consultation with Executive Members.
The Council has a duty under the Leaving Care Act 2000 to ensure young people aged 16 and 17 who are looked after or relevant do not claim benefit from the DWP but are paid no less than the equivalent benefit amount. Since May 2015 the Council has paid the benefit amount of £57.90 plus an additional £5 a week making a total of £62.90. In the recent budgets, the Government has increased the benefit to £79.10. As such, the proposal was that the amount paid by the Council be set at £80.00.
Publication date: 28/04/2021
Date of decision: 31/03/2020