Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (2023/02/14B)
Decision Maker: City Treasurer (Deputy Chief Executive)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Approval of delivery of Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding programme
The Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer approves the delivery of Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSSAF) programme, spending an initial allocation of up to £2.3m government fund to support Manchester households who do not directly contract with a domestic electricity supplier and so have not received previous support for their Energy Costs and to increase the revenue budget by that amount for the grant received.
EBSSAF runs from 27 February 2023 to 31 May 2023 with final payments made by 30 June 2023. Government confirmation of funding was received on 7 February 2023. The timing of government confirmation of the scheme means that if the scheme were to progress through the standard Key Decision process there would be a delay in the provision of critical support to Manchester residents.
As such the Chair of Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee has agreed that this decision can be taken before the required 28 day notification period has passed and is exempt from Call In
Publication date: 13/03/2023
Date of decision: 13/03/2023