DELEGATED EXECUTIVE MEMBER KEY DECISION – 19TH FEBRUARY 2021
The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012
Notice of Urgent Key Decision Taken Without 28-Day Notice
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Regulation 10 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 that it was impracticable to give 28 days’ notice of the taking of the following decision, which is a Key Decision taken under delegated authority by the Executive Member for Finance and Governance, on 19th February 2021:
· Local Welfare Assistance (Trafford Assist) Policy – Change to Cash-First Scheme (Excluding Furniture)
Notice is further given in accordance with Regulation 11 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 that the same decision was taken on the basis of urgency, and was therefore subject to the provisions of Regulation 11.(1). In accordance with these Regulations, the Chair of the Scrutiny Committee has been advised of this issue, and has agreed that the making of the decision is urgent and cannot reasonably be deferred, for the following reason:
· To accommodate the scheme change and implement the new cash provision process as quickly as 31 May 2021, an urgent decision on the proposal to amend the TA scheme is needed to enable additional resources to be secured, staff to be trained and existing software to be upgraded in order to be operationally ready.
JANE LE FEVRE
Corporate Director, Governance and Community Strategy
10 March 2021
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