Decision details

Cost of Living

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Cost of Living Position Statement describing existing support activity and presenting options for what more the Council could do to support residents.


That Cabinet:


1.     Supports the Council’s approach and support package aimed at alleviating the cost-of-living pressures in Warwickshire as set out in Section 3 of the report.

2.     Endorses the proposed allocation of the £3.47m Household Support Grant (HSG) for use between October 2022 and March 2023 as set out in Appendix 1 to the report and authorises the Strategic Director for Resources to make such allocations.

3.     Approves a funding package of up to £1m, funded from the Revenue Investment Fund, to be allocated by the Strategic Director for Resources, in consultation with the Leader, the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Property and the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Climate and Culture on a range of support initiatives as he considers necessary, to include those themes set out at Appendix 2 to the report, to alleviate the cost-of-living pressures for Warwickshire.

Report author: Charles Barlow

Publication date: 14/10/2022

Date of decision: 13/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/10/2022 - Cabinet

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