To consider a report from the Housing Benefit Manager and to make a decision on which option Spelthorne Borough Council should adopt in the administration of the Discretionary Energy Rebate Scheme.
The Committee considered a report from the Housing Benefit Manager that was presented by the Deputy Chief Executive, Terry Collier that sought agreement from the Committee as to the best way to distribute the £309,000 funding Spelthorne had received from Central Government to fund discretionary payments.
The Committee were asked to consider the 6 options outlined in the report and agree which one/s provided the best way of distributing the £309,000. The Deputy Chief Executive stated that a scheme would need to be agreed and procedures put in place to distribute the money as quickly as possible to assist those residents struggling financially.
After consideration of all the options the Committee resolved to approve options 1 & 5 as outlined in the report but agreed that the £45 top up in option 5 be increased to £50.