Issue details

Approval of the Local Authority Test and Trace Discretionary Scheme

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/10/2020

Special urgency notice

This item is subject to the Special Urgency procedure. It is proposed to take a key decision on the decision date shown below. It would be impracticable to defer the decision until it has been included on the next Forward Plan and it is not possible to proceed under the General Exception procedure by virtue of the date by which it is proposed to take this decision. The Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission has agreed to the use of the Special Urgency procedure in this case.

Reason for urgency:
To put in place a scheme for the administration of payments to people on low incomes who need to self-isolate under the NHS Test and Trace and who lose income as a result. There is a requirement for a scheme to be in place by 12 October, 2020.

Decision due: Not before 8th Nov 2020 by Cabinet Member for Business Transformation and Customers

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Business Transformation and Customers

Lead director: Assistant Director - Customers, Commissioning and Change

Contact: Rachel O'Neil, Service Director - Digital, HR and Customer Services Email:

Key decision No.: 980


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