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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

17/09/2021 - Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment ref: 968    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Amendments needed to the criteria for the discretionary test and trace payment.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member (Health and Wellbeing)

Decision published: 17/09/2021

Effective from: 25/09/2021


Decision made


The discretionary element of the TTSP scheme is amended in line with Option 1 (point 16). This provides an increase to the low-income threshold in line with the 2021/2022 Universal Credit calculation rates with an additional percentage uplift, and an increased allowance for the level of savings in the discretionary eligibility criteria. The proposed changes are not retrospective.



Reasons for decision


The scheme remains in line with government requirements to administer grants to individuals who are affected by COVID19 and are unable to work during the self-isolation period.


1.     The proposed change to the criteria for the discretionary element of the scheme best provides financial support to those who need it the most and may not be eligible for other forms of support.


2.     The proposed change also meets the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) requirement to review our discretionary criteria, whilst still minimising the risk of spending the discretionary budget before the end of the scheme, therefore minimising the risk of being unable to assist some applicants who are still eligible.


Other options considered and rejected


Option 2: To remove the requirement for the applicant to have property related costs. These applicants are mainly adult children living at home with parents. Without means testing it cannot be established whether financial hardship would be experienced. However, the absence of property costs makes it unlikely that such a short-term reduction in income would lead to financial hardship. This option would also require further ICT development to change the application process and required evidence.


Option 3: To introduce a more detailed means testing verification process to prove financial hardship.  This would prove more administratively burdensome and would also further delay any payments being made.



Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jennifer Mullin

16/09/2021 - Request for suspension of car parking charges ref: 966    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member (Planning, Business Support and Regeneration)

Decision published: 16/09/2021

Effective from: 24/09/2021


Decision made


To suspend parking charges and close Ecroyd Street Car Park, Leyland on Saturday 25th September 2021 to enable the car park to be used for stalls taking part in the Taste of Leyland Food Festival event.



Reasons for decision


The car park was closed in 2019 for the event and the event considered a success. As we wish to follow the same structure of the 2019 event. It will also allow for bigger spread of people across the event site.


Other options considered and rejected


Previous to 2019 the event was held on Balfour Court and the land next to Leyland market, in 2019 Balfour court use was refused by the landowner.


Hough Lane was considered but road closure permission would be difficult at a late stage and the event may not be large enough to warrant closing the road.





Lead officer: Clare Gornall