Amendments to the Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme
Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Finance and Assets
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To amend the Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme
Reasons for the decision:
NHS Test and Trace provided local authorities with funding for a Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme in addition to the national scheme.
On 13 October 2020 Cabinet approved the Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme and authorised the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets to make changes to ensure the successful operation on the scheme.
To improve take up and incentivise people to self-isolate the following changes are being made
• Remove the £3,000 savings and capital which prevents people above this from qualifying
• Remove the requirement to take partner’s income in to account when considering household income
Alternative options considered:
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Jayne Gilpin, Head of Revenues and Benefits 01242 264323 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 03/06/2021
Date of decision: 02/06/2021