Issue details

Emergency Central Government Funding (Rolling Entry)

Due to the ongoing public health emergency the County Council has received a number of support packages from Central Government.  As funds are received the Council needs to determine arrangements to distribute, allocate or make other preparations for the appropriate use of funds received.


The relevant decision maker is determined by the intended use of the allocated funds.  The Council may be required to comply with a number of conditions set out in the terms of the grant which may mean decisions need to be taken quickly due to the need to provide timely financial support related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Members will be consulted or advised of planned decisions with as much notice as can be provided.


As part of the government’s response to the pandemic the council received, in the local government finance settlement, a council tax support grant intended to support councils to deal with the impact of the pandemic on council tax income.  


This report sets out the proposal to use £3 million of this grant to support proposed council tax hardship schemes across the West Sussex districts and boroughs.




Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/02/2021

Decision due: Between 25 February 2021 and 25 February 2022 by Cabinet Member for Finance

Lead member: Councillor Jeremy Hunt

Contact: Katharine Eberhart, Director of Finance and Support Services Email: Tel: 033 022 22682.

Consultation process

Representations can be made via the officer contact.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: A Council that Works for the Community


Background papers

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