The report seeks to set the principles to be used for the development of an Energy Rebate Discretionary Policy and requests delegated authority be given to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, in consultation with the Executive Member for Policy and Resources, to finalise the detail in the Policy and approve any subsequent amendments that are needed.
The Government has tasked local councils with distributing energy rebates of £150 to council tax payers in the local area. Fareham Borough Council has received £5,367,000 from the Government to administer the mandatory scheme for council tax payers in Council Tax Bands A-D plus those in Band E who receive Disabled Relief.
Fareham Borough Council has also received £122,400 to support households not eligible for the mandatory scheme, such as council tax payers in Council Tax Bands E-H. The Council is required to set a Discretionary Policy on how this latter funding will be used across the Borough. Energy rebates using this discretionary funding must all be made by the end of November 2022.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Reason for urgency:
Decision due: 16 May 2022 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Policy & Resources
Lead director: Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Contact: Elaine Hammell Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.